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I want to have a special channel primarily to post company's announcement in my Slack team, and I don't want anybody, except me and a select few people, to post in that channel, to not distract the channel viewer from the announcement content. But I still want everybody to be able to see the content of the channel (e.g. making it one of the default channels new user automatically joins to). Can I do that in Slack? How? Or is there an alternative or workaround to achieve the similar result?

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You can restrict who can post to the #general channel on your team settings, in http://my.slack.com/admin/settings#permissions

Available restrictive options are Team Owners and Admins or Team Owners only.

You can rename #general to something more appropriate like "#announcements".

Currently, you cannot restrict posting rights to other public channels than #general.

More information is available on https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/220105027-The-general-channel

  • Ouw, great information nonetheless. Thanks! – Chen Li Yong Mar 7 '17 at 2:58
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There still is no way to do it inside Slack :( but I've worked around this by using a simple Slack App using Amazon AWS Lambda. The actual Lambda python function could just as easily be modified to run on some other server, of course.

https://github.com/flipswitchingmonkey/SlackMonitor

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we also need to have some channels that only certain people can post and readonly for others, so I've wrote very simple script that does it for us. You can take a look https://github.com/ypogorelova/slack_blockbot

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