How To Convert A Slack Conversation To A Channel

Converting a conversation in Slack to a channel can prove to be a useful resource for arranging discussions and ensuring important conversations remain readily available. This article will lead you through the steps of converting a Slack conversation to a channel, providing thorough instructions along with my own perspectives and commentary.

Step 1: Identify the Conversation

First, you need to identify the conversation that you want to convert into a channel. Look for a conversation that is active and contains discussions on a specific topic that would benefit from having a dedicated channel.

Step 2: Choose an Appropriate Channel Name

Next, choose a name for the channel that accurately reflects the topic of the conversation. Consider using a name that is concise, descriptive, and easy to remember.

Step 3: Create a New Channel

Now it’s time to create the new channel in Slack. Open the Slack interface and click on the “+” button next to the “Channels” section. A window will appear where you can enter the details for the new channel, including the name and a brief description.

Step 4: Invite Participants

Once the channel is created, you’ll need to invite the participants from the original conversation. To do this, click on the channel name in the sidebar, then click on the “Invite more people” button. Search for the names of the participants and click on their profiles to send them an invitation to join the channel.

Step 5: Transfer Conversation History

Now comes the critical step of transferring the conversation history from the original conversation to the new channel. Open the original conversation and select all the messages you want to transfer. Copy the selected messages and paste them into the new channel.

Step 6: Archive the Original Conversation

Before you wrap up the process, it’s a good idea to archive the original conversation in order to keep your Slack workspace organized. To archive the conversation, click on the three dots next to the conversation name and select “Archive conversation” from the dropdown menu.


Converting a Slack conversation to a channel can greatly improve the organization and accessibility of important discussions. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can seamlessly convert a conversation into a channel, ensuring that valuable information is easily accessible to all participants. Give it a try and experience the benefits of organized and focused communication within your Slack workspace.