In Slack, leaving a workplace is an easy task, but it’s not as simple as clicking “leave”. In order to leave a Slack workspace, you’ll need to deactivate your account within that workspace itself. It sounds confusing, but we’re going to show you how to do it with a few clicks.
What Happens When You Leave a Slack Workspace
First, it’s important to remember what will happen once you leave a Slack workspace. Once you deactivate your account;
- None of the messages or files you’ve sent can be deleted.
- Your information, like your name or email, will not be removed. If you would like this information removed, you’ll need to contact the workspace owner or administrator.
- Leaving a specific workspace doesn’t affect any other workspaces you’re a part of.
If you’re the workspace’s primary owner or administrator, you can only leave the workspace once you’ve transferred ownership of it to someone else.
Step 1: Select The Workspace
Before you remove yourself from a Slack workspace, you’ll need to choose the one you want to leave. You can do this by going to the main Slack dashboard and logging into your account.
From there, you’ll choose the workspace you want to leave.
Step 2: Click Your Profile Photo
Now that you’re in the Slack workspace, you’ll need to navigate to your account settings. To do this, you’ll click your profile photo in the top right corner.
When you click on your photo, a side screen will activate. From there, you’ll press the three vertical dots, and then click “Account settings.”
Step 3: Go To Account Settings
Clicking “Account settings” will send you to a new screen. From there, you’ll need to scroll down until you see the option to deactivate your account.
Step 4: Click ‘Deactivate Account’
Now is the time to deactivate your account so you can leave the Slack workspace. In order to do this, Slack will ask you a few questions and ask you to confirm that you want to leave for good.
You’ll want to choose the “Yes, deactivate my account” button. Slack will ask you once more if you’d like to deactivate your account, and you’ll need to confirm by clicking a checkmark box and again clicking the “deactivate account” button.
Step 5: Confirm Deactivation
After you’ve completed steps one through four, you’ve officially left that specific workspace in Slack! Once your account has been removed from that workspace, you’ll receive a confirmation screen. From there, you can go back to your Slack dashboard, or go into another workspace.
Whether you’re no longer affiliated with a workspace or just need to remove yourself from the digital conversation, it’s important to know how to leave a Slack workspace. With the steps above, you now have the tools needed to perform the task. However, if you think you’d benefit from a step-by-step guide, we found the perfect tutorial on YouTube.
How To Leave A Slack Workspace
While Slack uses terminology like “deactivate” instead of leave or exit, the terms mean the same thing when it comes to leaving a specific workspace. Now that you know how to leave a Slack workspace easily, you can clean up your profile and account!
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