Archive a channel in Slack

⚠️ Depending on workspace settings, all users may not have permission to archive certain channels.

How to archive a Slack channel

  • Navigate to the channel you want to archive.

  • Click the ℹ️ in the top right corner.

    Slack information button to expand menu

  • A menu will be displayed, choose More from the options at the top.

    Slack side menu more options

  • Choose Additional options from the menu.

  • Choose Archive this channel.

    Slack side menu additional options

  • Confirm on the following screen with Yes, archive this channel.

    ⚠️ Members are removed from archived public channels, but they’ll be retained in private channels if the channel is restored.

    Slack archive channel

You’re all set, the channel is now archived! 🎉

If you ever need the channel back, you can always unarchive the channel.

Check out this post from Slack for more on archiving channels.