Slack is now a crucial chat tool for groups and companies around the globe. Making Slack channels for particular tasks, hobbies, or teams boosts teamwork and productivity.
It's important to keep your Slack workspace neat and clean. You can do this by archiving channels. This doesn't only help you have a tidy work area, but also saves essential message history.
So, you want to stow away a Slack channel but unsure how to do it? Let's take it step by step.
Organizing Slack channels by archiving them is key to keeping your workspace neat and avoiding confusion. No matter if you're on a computer or handheld device, the steps are simple.
1. Open the Slack channel.
2. Go to settings and press: "Archive Channel for Everyone."
3. Once you click this, Slack will open a pop-up window for confirmation. It's to make certain you want to proceed with channel archiving.
After you approve this action, the channel will be archived. This means it gets moved off your active channels list. But don't worry, its content will be kept safe.
Sometimes, you might have to check an old channel again or fully erase it. This guide will explain the differences between bringing a channel back from archive and removing channels and what each action means.
When you bring a channel back, you make it active again, letting new stuff happen while keeping the channel’s past messages. On the other hand, when you delete a channel, you forever get rid of everything in it, like messages and documents.
Understanding the effects of unarchiving and deleting channels helps you make smart choices when handling your Slack workspace. Let's go through each step for both actions.
To unarchive a Slack channel, follow these steps:
1. Search for the channel or click “Filter” and select “Archived channels” from the “Channel type” drop-down menu.
2. Click the channel name in the conversation header.
3. Click “Settings” and select “Unarchive this channel”.
You can unarchive a Slack channel on your phone too, just like on a computer. If you need to, you can bring back channels. This lets members get back in and pick up where they left off. No important info gets lost.