I do love Slack.
It hits the notes I feel ALL successful web apps must; in its own way, it is Social, Fun, and Competitive.
My love had a downside, however.
I turned everyone I knew on to it, and compelled colleagues and clients to create Slack Teams. This led to my Slack Mac App becoming so bloated with teams in its sidebar, that I couldn’t even find some because they had been pushed down “below the fold” of the app.
Of course, not all of these teams ever became/remained active, and so I wanted to do some cleaning, and delete these teams I no longer needed, so that I could see the ones I did.
But, for the life of me, I couldn’t not phrase a Google search that returned an answer on how to hide, delete, or remove some of the inactive/semi-active teams (channels, sure…teams: nope!). Slack’s online resources seemed to aggressively avoid answering this question.
Well, I finally figured it out, and, both to save you the time and to remind myself (because the process isn’t terribly intuitive), here’s how to do it:
- Highlight the Team you want out of your sidebar (i.e. click on its icon)
- Click on the Team Name at the top left of the app
- This triggers a drop down menu, where you’ll see an option to “Sign out of [Team Name]” – click it
One you do – poof – the icon for the team disappears from the sidebar.
PS – you can re-arrange the order of your teams by clicking and dragging.