In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of making a Slack channel private. Slack is a popular communication tool used by many organizations, and understanding its privacy settings is crucial for maintaining secure and confidential conversations.

Understanding Slack Channels

Before we dive into the process, it’s important to understand what Slack channels are. Channels are spaces where team members can communicate and collaborate. They can be public (open to everyone in the workspace) or private (only accessible to invited members).

Steps to Make a Slack Channel Private

Making a Slack channel private is straightforward. Here are the steps:

  • Open the Slack workspace and navigate to the channel you want to make private.
  • Click on the channel name at the top to open the channel settings.
  • Select ‘Additional options’.
  • Click on ‘Change to a private channel’.
  • Confirm your decision in the pop-up window.

Things to Consider

Before making a Slack channel private, there are a few things you should consider:

  • Once a channel is made private, it cannot be changed back to public.
  • All members of the channel will be notified when the channel becomes private.
  • Private channels are not included in the workspace’s search unless you’re a member of that channel.


That’s it! You now know how to make a Slack channel private. Remember, privacy settings are crucial for maintaining secure and confidential conversations on Slack. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

For more information , visit the official Slack documentation.