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If you truly want to have your Slack messages, the best way for you to do this is to learn how to export your data from the message channels in your account. In this particular article, we will teach you just some of the steps that you need to follow in order to export your day that successfully.

Just continue reading if you would like to learn more.

There are basically two kinds of exportation processes that are available for Slack users. These are as follows:

Standard Export

This can work on any plan. Through this feature, workspace owners as well as administrators can export public content from any channel in their workspace. This includes messages, links or simple files.

Corporate Exportation

If you are on a Plus Plan, you will be able to gain access to this self-service tool. This type of feature will allow you to export public content from both public and private channels within the workspace. However, one limitation of this particular tool is that if it is activated, the standard exportation feature will not be available.

Steps on Using Standard Exportation

Below are some of the steps that you need to follow if you want to use this feature to export your messages in Slack.

  • First, you have to logon to your workspace and click on your name on the top left corner of the screen.
  • >Next, you have to select “Administration”. After this, select from the workspace settings.
  • Click on Import/Export in the top right corner.
  • Choose the Export tab.
  • Click on “Start Export” then wait for a confirmation e-mail. You will be notified once it’s ready.

Once you receive the amount, do not hesitate to open it and then click on visit the workspace’s Export page. Click on ready to download to access your zip file.

This zip file will contain all your recorded data from public channels. From messages to files and any other related links, you will get everything from the zip file.

The Disadvantages

One downside of using this feature for Slack is that you can’t be selective. In addition to this, if you are importing your data from another server to a different Slack account, the platform will give you an option to select which messages you would want to save and the messages that you would love to discard.

Corporate Exportation

If you go for the plus plan, you will have the opportunity to work on corporate exploration of messages. Here is how to apply for the Corporate Export again.

From the desktop itself, click on the account name located at the far left of the audience. After this, you can select import/export data on the far right of your screen.

After this, you can choose Export and you will certainly understand the need to record your data. Click on the submit application link and everything else will follow.


If you want to apply for in a different plan, please do not hesitate to contact the Slack website as soon as possible. They can provide you with all the information that you need regarding your application by the website.

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