Owners and administrators

As a workspace owner or administrator, you can promote other members to help manage your workspace.

  • Owners can access high-level administrative features like billing, workspace authentication, access, security policies and more. There can only be one primary owner of a workspace, but this role can be transferred to another member.
  • Admins can manage members, channels and handle other administrative tasks.

💡  See Roles and permissions in Slack for a list of roles and what they can do.

Tip: View a full list of admins in your workspace. Just click the   More items menu in the top right corner, then select Workspace directory.

Choose your workspace owners and admins

Promoting trusted members to owner and admin roles can help with managing your Slack workspace. With more owners and admins, you can share day-to-day tasks such as sending invitations and managing channels.

You can have as many owners and admins in a workspace as you need.

Workspace owners might include:

  • Founders and executives
  • Senior leadership
  • Heads of department such as engineering, IT and Human resources.

Admins could be:

  • Managers
  • Senior administrative staff
  • Project managers
  • IT engineers

Promote members

To learn how to promote a member to owner or admin, see Change a member’s role.