Slack feature retirements

In order to make room for new improvements and provide the best user experience, Slack will occasionally retire a feature from the product. We’ll always do our best to provide advanced notice and recommend alternatives to admins and affected members before saying a final farewell to any feature.


Upcoming Slack feature retirements

Legacy Workflow Builder

Announcement date 6th September 2023
Retirement date 12th September 2024
Legacy Workflow Builder will no longer be available to create workflows. All previously created legacy workflows will be migrated, and new workflows will be created with the new version of Workflow Builder.
Status Announced


Posts deprecation

Announcement date 6th September 2023
Retirement date March 2024
Any existing posts in your workspace will convert to canvases. On Free workspaces, converted posts will be view-only and you will no longer be able to create new posts.
Status Announced


Stars and reminders API

Announcement date 6th July 2023
Retirement date September 2023
Note Stars and Reminders have been replaced by Later. All related stars.* API methods and events will be retired. Learn more about breaking changes to related API methods.
Status Announced


Google Calendar for Team Events app

Announcement date September 2022
Retirement date To be determined
Note Moving forwards, we will continue to support the Google Calendar app.
Status On hold


Retired features

Twitter app

Announcement date 18 October 2023
Retirement date 19 October 2023
The Twitter app for Slack is no longer available due to upstream API limitations. Going forward, links to posts from X (formerly known as Tweets) will continue to unfurl if permitted by your Slack settings.
Status Retired

Recurring scheduled exports (Daily)

Announcement date 24th May 2023
Retirement date 31st July 2023
Note For performance and infrastructural improvements, customers running daily scheduled exports will be moved to weekly exports. Additionally, weekly scheduled exports will return data only from the last week, and monthly scheduled exports will return data only from the last month. 
Status Retired


Slack will no longer be translated into Russian

Announcement date 12th June 2023
Retirement date 28th June 2023
Note Users can continue to send and receive messages in Cyrillic and use Slack in a browser to translate the app to Russian. Manage your language preference.
Status Retired


auth.findUser API

Announcement date 10th January 2023
Retirement date 30th March 2023
Note This unpublished method will be retired in favour of the following methods: Admin.users.invite (grid only), Admin.users.list (grid only),, users.list and users.lookupByEmail
Status Retired


Slack calls

Announcement date 20th September 2022
Retirement date 30th March 2023
Note Huddles now offer all of the functionality available in a Slack call (and more).
Status Retired


Zendesk legacy app

Announcement date 17th October 2022
Retirement date 1st March 2023
Note Install the latest Zendesk app for the most up to date functionality.
Status Retired


OneDrive legacy app

Announcement date 1st March 2022
Retirement date 1st September 2022
Note Upgrade to the newest OneDrive and SharePoint app for the most up-to-date functionality.
Status Retired