Upgrade or downgrade a paid subscription

Workspace owners and members who’ve upgraded a workspace can make subscription changes. Here are the options available:

  • Upgrade from the Standard subscription to the Plus subscription
  • Downgrade from the Plus subscription to the Standard subscription
  • Downgrade from a paid subscription to the Free subscription

Note: Want to cancel a paid subscription but continue using Slack? You can downgrade to the Free subscription. To stop paying straight away, follow the steps below and choose Switch immediately to the Free subscription.


Upgrade from Standard to Plus

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Billing from the menu.
  3. From the Overview tab, choose Change subscription.
  4. Choose Upgrade to Plus subscription.
  5. Click Preview Changes.
  6. Select Review order, then click Purchase to finish.

Note: Customers in the European Union paying by credit card may be required to use two-factor authentication during checkout. To learn more, see Strong customer authentication for Slack purchases


Downgrade from Plus to Standard

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Billing from the menu.
  3. From the Overview tab, choose Change subscription.
  4. Select Downgrade to Standard subscription.
  5. Click Preview Changes.
  6. Select Confirm subscription change.


Downgrade to Free plan

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Billing from the menu.
  3. From the Overview tab, choose Change subscription.
  4. Choose either Switch immediately to Free subscription or Switch to Free subscription upon renewal.
  5. Click Preview Changes.
  6. Tick the box at the bottom of the page to confirm the change.
  7. Click Downgrade Slack.


What to keep in mind

When moving from a paid subscription to the Free subscription, keep the following in mind:

Messages and file storage

Message and file storage limits will change. Only the most recent 10,000 messages will be viewable and searchable. Once you pass the 5 GB file storage limit, Slack will archive older files as new ones are uploaded.

Apps Your workspace can have up to 10 third-party or custom apps. If you’re over the limit, you won’t be able to install any additional apps.
Feature availability

Guest accounts will be deactivated, but can be reactivated as full members. Shared channels will no longer be shared, but each workspace will keep a copy. The Email app will be deactivated immediately.

Credit If applicable, we’ll credit your workspace account with Slack credit equal to the cost of any unused portion of your paid subscription.

 

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace owners and members who’ve upgraded a workspace
  • Standard and Plus subscriptions