Edit or delete messages

Because mistkaes mistakes happen, it’s possible to edit and delete messages in Slack. Members can edit and delete messages they've sent if allowed by owners and admins.


Edit a message

By default, any member can edit their messages, but owners and admins can restrict this permission. If you can't edit a message, find an owner or admin to ask for help.

Desktop

Mobile

  1. Hover over the message you want to edit.
  2. Click the  three dots icon.
  3. Click Edit message.
  4. Select Save changes to finish.
  1. Tap and hold the message that you’d like to edit.
  2. Tap  Edit message and make your changes.
  3. Tap the  tick icon to finish.


Delete a message

By default, any member can delete their messages, but owners and admins can restrict this permission. If you can't delete a message, find an owner or admin to ask for help. Owners and admins can also delete members’ messages in public channels, private channels and group direct messages (DMs) they’re part of.

Note: Deleting a message is permanent, so please proceed with care.

Desktop

Mobile

  1. Hover over the message you want to delete.
  2. Click the  three dots icon.
  3. Click Delete message.
  4. Select Delete to confirm.
  1. Tap and hold the message that you’d like to delete.
  2. Tap  Delete Message.
  3. Tap Delete Message again to confirm.

Note: It's not possible to bulk delete messages. Owners and admins can delete a channel to remove all its messages. Owners on paid subscriptions can also set a retention policy to automatically delete messages after a certain amount of time.

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