Message and File Retention for Slack at U-M


  • Slack at U-M
  • Workspace owners
  • Not applicable for free Slack workspaces, created outside of the U-M license


  • How long are messages and files retained in Slack at U-M? Can I adjust these settings?
  • Does Slack at U-M have unlimited message history?


  • By default, Slack will retain all messages and files for the lifetime of your workspace
    • These messages and files will be visible and searchable by workspace users
  • Workspace owners can adjust retention settings to automatically delete messages and files after a set amount of time
  • Workspace owners can also allow members to edit the message retention settings for individual channels and direct messages (DMs)

Additional Information

Slack provides additional information about managing retention in this article: Customize message and file retention

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.


Article ID: 6173
Fri 8/13/21 10:05 AM
Wed 9/14/22 8:15 AM

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