How to delete files on Slack app for Windows 10

When you need to delete a file uploaded to Slack, the service includes multiple ways to complete the task.



If you use the Slack app on Windows 10 to work from home or the office, you also probably upload and share files in the chat or any of the available channels as part of the collaboration process with colleagues.

Slack makes it easy to delete files, in case that you shared the wrong document, or when the file is no longer needed. But if someone in the organization is controlling the settings, you may have limited options to delete files, and this is when knowing the different ways to remove files from the service can come in handy.


In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through two methods to delete files uploaded to Slack.


How to delete files shared on Slack

You can delete files uploaded to the service from the message or files section if you use Slack.


Delete files from a message

To delete files uploaded to Slack, use these steps:

  • Open Slack.

  • Click on the chat or channel with the file.

  • Hover over the image and click the More actions (three-dotted) button from the top-right corner.

Source: Windows Central Quick tip: If you want to delete the image and message, click the "More actions" button on the message, not on the image.

  • Click the Delete file button.

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  • Click the Yes, delete this file button.

Once you complete the steps, the file and message will be deleted from the Slack chat or channel.


Delete files from storage

If the option to delete files from a message is missing, then you can remove it from the services storage.

To delete files uploaded to Slack from the Files section, use these steps:

  • Open Slack.

  • Click on Files from the left pane.

  • Search for the file. Quick tip: If you don't remember the name, click the Filter option from top-right and use the settings to find the file.

  • Click the name of the file to view its information.

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  • Click the More actions (three-dotted) button from top-right corner.

  • Click the Delete file option.

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  • Click the Yes, delete this file button.

After you complete the steps, the file will be deleted from the Slack workspace.


If you want to delete a file posted by somebody else, then you'll need to contact the workspace administrator and ask them to delete the file for you.


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