Slack has introduced a new channel-level role known as “Channel Manager.” Whenever someone creates a new channel (public, private, multi-workspace, or Slack Connect), they are automatically assigned the Channel Manager role for that channel. Channel Managers can take administrative actions on channels to which they're assigned, including:
- Convert channels from public to private
- Rename or archive channels
- Add and manage up to 100 additional Channel Managers
Note: Channel Managers must be members of the channel. Workspace Admins also have the ability to add or remove Channel Managers.
All existing channels in U-M Slack workspaces have had the Channel Manager role retroactively assigned to those who created them. You can view who the Channel Managers are for a specific channel by clicking the channel name drop-down, opening the About tab, and looking under the “Managed by” section.
Refer to the Slack Help Center for more information on Channel Managers. This feature is now available in U-M Slack.