Rename a channel

A channel’s name gives people a better idea of what it’s used for. Over time, things can change, and so can channels. You can rename an active channel whenever you like. 

The details

  • Workspace owners and admins can rename any public channel and any private channels they’ve joined. They can also rename the #general channel.
  • Members can rename channels they’ve created. 
  • An archived channel must be unarchived before its name can be updated. 

Note: need to rename a multi-workspace channel on an Enterprise Grid org? Only the Owners or Admins of the workspace or org can do so.

Rename a channel



  1. Open the channel you want to rename.
  2. Click the  cog icon to open the Channel settings menu.
  3. Select Additional options.
  4. Click Rename this channel.
  5. Enter a new name, then click Rename channel.
Sorry, it isn’t possible to rename a channel on our mobile apps. But you can edit the channel topic or purpose

Note: Channel names can have a maximum of 21 characters, must be lower case and can’t contain spaces or full stops and certain words. Learn more about channel names.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace owners/admins and sometimes members
  • FreeStandardPlus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions

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