I'm chatting with a few coworkers on slack and would like to add another coworker to the chat.

The problem is that when I add a new coworker to the group chat, a new group chat is created without the history.

Is there a way to add a person to a group chat including the chat's history?


https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/212281468-Direct-messages-and-group-DMs (mirror):

When you add people to a DM (Direct Message), a new conversation will start without the previous message history. (If you'd like to keep message history, you can move the group DM to a private channel instead.)

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    Correct but unsatisfactory answer. Good tip about private channels, thanks. – yoyo Jul 5 '19 at 21:40
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    Have to agree. This is annoyingly unsatisfactory given how long Slack has known that this is unacceptable. – gravidThoughts Oct 9 '19 at 17:25
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    @gravidThoughts annoyingly unsatisfactory is my whole slack experience. – Franck Dernoncourt Oct 9 '19 at 17:26
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    so sad, it's true – openwonk Mar 17 '20 at 21:38

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