No matter how proud you are of how great your workspace is doing, there’s a good chance you don’t want just anybody to be able to see the ins and outs of your workspace performance. Luckily, Slack has a built-in feature that allows you to restrict access to the workspace analytics that show this data to workspace owners and admins only.
That way, only you and the chosen few admins and workspace owners, have the ability to view statistics such as how many messages are being sent in which channels, how many messages individual users have posted, or how long it’s been since a user was last active. Here’s how to restrict access to the workspace analytics.
To restrict the ability to view the analytics for the workspace, you need to go into the workspace permissions settings. To get there, you first need to click on the workspace name in the top-right corner. Next, in the dropdown menu, select “Settings & administration”, then “Workspace settings” to open the workspace settings in a new tab.
Switch to the “Permissions” tab at the top of the page, then click on the “Expand” button for the “Workspace analytics” permissions.
By default, all full workspace members can access the workspace analytics. You can change this so only administrators and workspace owners can view the analytics by clicking on the dropdown box labelled “People who can view workspace analytics”.
If the concern is purely about the member-specific analytics, then you can also – or alternatively – choose to disable the member analytics by unticking the “Enable member analytics” checkbox. Once you’ve made the changes that you want to, click “Save” to apply the changes.
Analytics can provide useful insights into the goings-on of your workspace, you don’t necessarily want everyone to be able to access these, however. By following the steps in this guide, you can restrict access to this data to workspace owners and admin users.