How to Leave a Slack Workspace

How To Leave a Slack Workspace

If you have finished or discontinued a project, it might be time to leave the Slack workspace.

There are two ways to leave a Slack workspace:

  • Option 1: Contact the workspace owner to remove you from the workspace.
  • Option 2: Leave the workspace by deactivating your account in that workspace.

This guide will show you how to do Option 2 – deactivate your account in the workspace

How to leave a Slack Workspace on Windows or Mac

  1. Open Slack and open the workspace you would like to exit. Then, click on your profile picture on the top right.

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    Launch the Slack workspace, then click on your profile picture.

  2. Click Profile to go to your profile settings.

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    Click on Profile.

  3. Select More (the three-dot icon) and click on Account settings.

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    Click on Account settings.

  4. Select Deactivate your account.

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    Select Deactivate your account.

  5. Grant Slack access to deactivate your account by clicking Yes, deactivate my account.

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    Allow Slack to deactivate your account.

  6. Check the box next to “Yes, I want to deactivate my account”. Then click Deactivate my account.
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    Confirm you want to deactivate your Slack workspace.

    Your Slack account will now be deleted from the workspace – you have successfully left the workspace!

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    Account deactivation is successful.

How to leave a Slack workspace on Android or iPhone

  1. Launch the Slack app and select the workspace you would like to exit.
  2. Tap the icon next to the workspace name.

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    Tap on the elipsis icon.

  3. Tap Sign Out to exit the workspace.

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    Tap Sign Out.

  4. Give Slack permission to remove you from the workspace by tapping Sign Out.

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    Permit Slack to remove you from the workspace.

What happens when I leave a Slack workspace?

  • Slack will delete all of your conversations.
  • If any files are shared, Slack will not delete them.
  • Leaving one workspace does not affect another workspace that is related to it.
  • All the apps you installed in the Slack workspace will be disabled; however, the workspace owner can enable them.
  • The workspace admin must invite you back to rejoin the workspace.

What should I do before leaving the workspace?

  • Ensure you complete any critical deadlines.
  • Back up any materials or information you might need after you leave.
  • For the sake of professionalism, it is recommended you let your colleagues know you will be leaving the workspace.

Phoebe is an HR assistant in her day job, but is also a web blogger that loves writing guides and sharing her experiences. When she is not out with her friends, she enjoys traveling or binge-watching Netflix. She graduated with a BA in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Utah, and is a chief editor at TechObservatory.

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