Need to know how to exclude someone from a Slack channel but don't how to start? Let's guide you.
It's tricky. This could affect team spirits or confidential talks. We'll show you how to exclude a person from a Slack channel on your PC and phone with ease. Plus, how to efficiently run your Slack workspace.
At times it's vital to exclude a person from a Slack Channel. It could be due to changing roles or the chat platform's objectives. We'll share how to do this on both PCs and phones, starting with the PC route.
1. Open your Slack workspace via the browser or PC app.
2. Place your cursor over the arrow by the channel's name on the page's left side to manage members.
3. You'll see a menu when you click 'Members.'
4. Next, spot three dots next to the member's name who you want to remove from the group/workspace. You should see 'Deactivate Account' in the list.
After this, the member won't be part of slack channels and workspaces anymore. This also stops them from accessing any shared files in the future.
On your mobile, tap the channel name at the top for details and access.
From here, you can exclude any member from seeing or participating in your Slack Channel discussions and shared files.
Type “/remove @[member]” in the message box using your phone's Slack app. Then, tap the 'Send' button on iPhone or the paper plane symbol on Android.
Doing this ensures they cannot participate in channel discussions.
Remember, only specific people can remove members from Slack channels. Usually, workspace owners and admins have this authority over public channels.
A workspace owner can also control who gets to remove someone from channels. This stops people from wrongfully excluding others from important discussions on these platforms.
Occasionally, Slack community managers can remove users when given permission by executives or team leaders.
But bear in mind that such actions need the green light from admins or creators first through the Settings & Administration option. This option is nestled within your app's dashboard, inside the access panel profile setup page area, display settings menu, and more!
You have to hit the Deactivate button that's colored in red or pink to confirm turning off a member's account. Remember, this automatically logs out all devices and blocks access to all Slack channels without a heads-up from Slackbot.
Once flip-on, members can review any messages sent while they were turned-off. However, they must be added manually to rejoin existing chatrooms. Profile data such as username, email, and photo will be erased once an account is turned off.
Only Workspace Owners and Admins can give the boot to users from public channels. If you're struggling to do this, get support from an Owner. Anybody can remove others in private channels, no matter your rank or role in the workspace.
Find and open the channel you wish to manage. Develop your senses! Look for a profile picture cluster on the top right. Then, hover over the person's image. Notice three dot icon next to their name? Click it. Then, select the 'remove from channel' option.
Afterward, you just have to confirm. Just like that, the guest is no more in your Slack channel.
Indeed! A previous member can be reactivated. But, remember a thing. You must place them back into their past channels manually.