Cloud-based team collaboration workplace Slack has been gaining momentum, more so since remote working has been gaining popularity worldwide with over 10million active users on the platform.
Continuing with our ongoing series of guides about how you can get things done on Slack, in this article, we’re going to discuss how to add or remove someone from a Slack channel in your Workplace.
Not to get confused, removing someone from your Slack channel won’t remove them altogether from your Slack Workplace. To remove someone from your Slack Workplace, check out our guide here.
At the time of writing, you can only remove people from a Slack channel via the Slack website on PC or a browser set to desktop mode. Also, you can’t remove people from the #general channel on Slack as everyone on in your Slack Workplace will be automatically added there.
Also read: How to change a Slack channel name?
How to remove someone from your Slack channel?
Go to app.slack.com, login to your Slack Workplace and follow the steps mentioned below to remove someone from your Slack channel.
Step 1: Click on Details button at the top-right of the Slack channel window.Step 2: On the Details sidebar, click on Members and then from the dropdown list, select the person you want to remove from the selected Slack channel.Step 3: The person’s Slack profile will pop-up next to their name. At the bottom of this pop-up, select Remove from (channel name; #news-and-features, in our case).Step 4: On the pop-up confirmation prompt, click on the Yes, remove them button. Now the person will be removed from the selected Slack channel, but as mentioned above will still be able to access your Slack Workplace, including the other channels and will be able to send direct messages to all the other members, including you.
Also read: How to create a poll on Slack?
How to add someone to Slack channel on PC?
Go to app.slack.com, login to your Slack Workplace and follow the steps mentioned below to add someone to your Slack channel.
Step 1: Click on Details button at the top-right of the Slack channel window.Step 2: On the Details sidebar, click on Members and then click on the Add people button at the end of the dropdown list.Step 3: On the Add people pop-up window, you can either add a person who’s already added to your Slack Workplace by entering their name or email address in the box and then clicking on the Add button, or you can also share a link of your Slack channel to someone outside your Workplace using the Share this channel link below the box; however to do this you’ll require a paid Slack subscription. Also read: How to add emoji to Slack?
How to add someone to Slack channel on Android or iOS app?
While removing someone from your Slack channel isn’t possible via the Slack app for Android or iOS, here is how you can add people to your Slack channel using the apps. Go to the Slack channel in which you wish to add someone and follow the steps mentioned below.
- Tap on the name of the channel at the top.
- On the next page, scroll down a bit and tap on Add people option
- On the next page, enter the name or email address of the person and click on the Send icon at the top-right of the screen.
The invitation will be sent to the person, and they’ll be able to join your Slack channel hereafter.
Also read: How to invite someone to Slack?