How To Make A Slack Channel Private After Creating It

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Are you looking to make your Slack channel private after creating it? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! This article will guide you through the step-by-step procedure of making a Slack channel private. Let’s begin!

Step 1: Accessing Channel Settings

To make a Slack channel private, you’ll need to access the channel settings. Here’s how:

  1. Open Slack and go to the channel you want to make private.
  2. Click on the channel name at the top to open the channel settings.
  3. Select “Additional options” from the drop-down menu.
  4. Choose “Edit channel” to open the channel settings page.

Step 2: Changing Channel Privacy

Now that you’re on the channel settings page, you can modify the privacy settings to make the channel private:

  1. Scroll down to the “Privacy & Support” section.
  2. Click on the drop-down menu next to “Privacy” and select “Private”.

By making the channel private, only invited members will be able to see and access the channel. This is perfect for confidential discussions or team-specific topics.

Step 3: Inviting Members

If you want to invite specific members to your private channel, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Scroll up to the “Members” section on the channel settings page.
  2. Click on “Invite people to join…” and enter the names or email addresses of the people you want to invite.
  3. Click “Invite” to send the invitations.

Invited members will receive a notification and will be able to join the private channel once they accept the invitation.


Making a Slack channel private is a simple and straightforward process. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can ensure that your sensitive discussions stay confidential and accessible only to the intended audience. So go ahead, make your channel private and enjoy the benefits of a secure and focused workspace on Slack!