How To Remove Slack Member

As a member of a Slack workspace, it is crucial to maintain an organized and updated member list. There may be instances when a member needs to be removed from the workspace, for example, when an employee departs the company or if there is a need to revoke access. This article will walk you through the necessary steps to remove a Slack member and ensure the workspace’s cleanliness and security.

Step 1: Accessing the Member Settings

To remove a Slack member, you’ll need to have the necessary admin or owner permissions within your workspace. Start by opening Slack in your web browser and signing in with your admin credentials.

Next, click on your workspace name in the top-left corner of the screen to open the main menu. From there, select “Settings & administration” and then choose “Manage members.”

Step 2: Finding the Member

In the “Manage members” section, you’ll see a list of all the members in your Slack workspace. You can use the search bar at the top to find the member you want to remove quickly. Simply type in their name or email address, and Slack will filter the results accordingly.

Once you’ve located the member you want to remove, click on their name to access their individual member settings.

Step 3: Removing the Member

On the member’s settings page, you’ll find various options and information about their access and activity. Scroll down until you see the “Actions” section, and click on the “Remove from workspace” button.

A pop-up window will appear to confirm the removal. Take a moment to review the details before proceeding. If you’re certain about removing the member, click on the “Remove” button to finalize the process.

Step 4: Communicating the Removal (Optional)

Depending on your workspace culture and the reason for removing the member, you may want to notify the rest of the team about the change. While not mandatory, communicating the removal can help maintain transparency and prevent confusion.

You can choose to send a message in a shared channel or send a direct message to relevant team members, explaining the reason for the member’s removal and any further actions the team needs to take.


Removing a Slack member is a straightforward process that ensures your workspace remains organized and secure. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily remove members who are no longer part of your team or whose access needs to be revoked. Remember to communicate the removal if necessary, and keep your workspace updated to maintain efficient collaboration.