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I created two channels on my Slack team with a typo. I want to delete them but it seems there is no way?

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Did you try searching the help documentation?

From: Leaving, archiving, or deleting a channel

Deleting a channel

Because channel deletion is a destructive activity, only Team Owners and Admins can delete channels. If a channel is deleted, all of its content will be removed from your team's Slack archives permanently. We are unable to restore deleted channels.

To delete a channel:

  1. Go to your team's channel list at https://my.slack.com/archives
  2. On the Channels tab, click the channel name.
  3. Click the red Delete channel link.
  4. Check Yes, I am absolutely sure and click Delete it.

Note: The #general channel cannot be deleted.

  • If you archive channel it disappears from the channels list. Red "delete channel" link available only if channel is empty (after deleting all messages). – GKislin Feb 21 '16 at 21:20
  • @jaepage thanks yes the content of the app has changed. – volvox Mar 18 '16 at 9:28
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    @gkislin I emptied my channel and no red delete channel link. i deleted all messages in the channel and I'm still not offered a delete channel option. – volvox Mar 18 '16 at 9:28
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Go to the channel you want to delete. At the top right corner click on options > Additional options > Delete this channel.

Top right corner

You can also archive the channel if you don't want to loose all the information on it forever.

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Only team owners and admins have permissions to delete a channel.

The current up-to-date help article on deleting channels is here: https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/213185307

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If you want to delete the whole #general channel that can't be done via https://my.slack.com/archives. You could use this Firefix + Selenium IDE solution at https://github.com/imZack/slack-delete-all-messages.

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I was already an admin on Slack and could not see the full menu in order to delete. I was then made primary owner but it made no difference. What no-one has mentioned is that to delete a group you have to be a member of that group! Only once I became a member could I see 'additional options' to be able to delete.

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