How can I disable direct message from channel


I don’t want any member in some channel can directly message to other member, and also wanna disable searching other members too. But i can’t find any setting about it, or how I can modify it.

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You can change those behaviors by leveraging the permission system.

Check here what each of one does:

For disabling the directory (not allowing users to search for other users) you can change the view-outside-room permission.

And for creating direct messages, the permission would be create-d

Let me know if this helps.


yes it works. thank you. and how I can just back up my settings and users except using snap backup way

You can retrieve and change almost all settings from Rocket.Chat using APIs:

In fact, a good practice is to always configure Rocket.Chat using scripts via API, so you can easily reproduce the settings you want on a staging/test environment.

For permissions, it would be a different API:

Hope it helps :slight_smile: