How To Make Someone An Admin On Slack

Are you having some trouble handling your Slack workspace while working on your project or business? How about appointing one of your members as an admin? With the help of admins, you can leave some of the tasks like managing channels and adding guests to your trusted members. In our guide below, we’ll teach you how to appoint someone as admin on Slack.


Slack allows its users to create or join a workspace where they can message and share files with other members. As such, it is one of the best tools for collaborating with your team online.

Handling a workspace where people may come and go is quite difficult, especially if you’re busy focusing on your project or work. Thankfully, Slack allows you to promote members and assign them as admins to help you manage your workspace.

By appointing an admin on Slack, you get to leave most of the administrative tasks with other members, giving you time to focus on other stuff, such as your project or work. If that’s what you need, follow our guide below, and we’ll show you how to promote a member on your workspace.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

How to change your workspace member’s roles on Slack

If you want someone to help you manage people and administrative tasks in your workspace, you can appoint one of your members as an admin. By doing so, you get to focus more on your projects without compromising the effectiveness of your Slack workspace.

You can change your workspace members’ roles from the Slack desktop and web app. Follow our step-by-step tutorial below, and we’ll teach you how.

  1. On your computer, open Slack and sign in to your workspace.
  2. Click your workspace name on the top of the sidebar.

  3. Once the menu appears, click Settings & administration > Manage members.

  4. Click the three dots beside the member you want to appoint as admin and select “Change account type” on the menu.

  5. Select “Workspace admin” on the available options and click Save to confirm your decision.

When you appoint someone as an admin, Slack gives them permission to handle members and other tasks on your workspace. For example, they can set default channels and invite guests, which regular members can’t do.

Also, admins can promote other members to admins as well. However, they can’t remove you from your position as the primary owner. Nevertheless, we recommend appointing a member that you trust in handling your workspace.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to promote someone to an admin on Slack, you can assign one of your members to handle administrative tasks and manage other stuff on your workspace. As such, you can focus more on working and improving your project or business without worrying about trivial matters.

Always remember to be careful when appointing an admin on Slack. You are giving the individual permission to handle administrative tasks that can make your workspace better or worse.

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