- You can export a Slack conversation from your workspace’s channels and retain them for later review if you’re an admin of a Slack workspace.
- Administrators of Plus Plan Slack workspaces can use a Corporate Export function that also lifts exchanges from private channels and direct messages.
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A lot gets shared on an organization’s Slack channels, and many of the exchanges are worth sharing.
Whether you want to preserve a Slack conversation to keep those great ideas fresh, to keep links handy, or to use at a disciplinary meeting with the HR department, exporting data from Slack is the best way to ensure it’s not lost.
If your organization uses the free version of Slack, only the most recent 10,000 messages are searchable, so exporting conversations is crucial to ensure the content is saved.
If you are a workspace owner or an admin, it only takes a few clicks to use the Standard Export or Corporate Export method to save content from a Slack channel.
Here’s how to do it.
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How to export a Slack conversation through Standard Export
If you are the workspace owner or admin, you can export content from all public channels of a workspace through the Standard Export.
1. Click on the workspace name at the top left corner of the screen, then select “Administration” from the menu, followed by “Workspace settings.”
2. Hit the “Import/Export Data” tab and then select “Export.”
3. Click “Start Export” and then wait for Slack to send an email to the linked account.
4. Within the email you get, click the “Ready for download” link to get a zip file of all content from the channel.
How to export a Slack conversation through Corporate Export
If you are on the Plus plan, workspace owners can export content from public and private channels as well as direct messages through Corporate Export.
1. Click on the workspace name at the top left of the screen and select “Administration” from the menu, then hit “Workspace settings.”
2. Click the “Import/Export Data” tab.
3. Click “Schedule Exports” and choose your preferred frequency, then you can sit back and wait for Slack to automatically email you exported data complete with private conversations and direct messages.