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


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). – Grigory Kislin 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

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.


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


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.


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.


If the #general channel has been renamed, rename it back to #general, it cannot be deleted

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