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. That’s why you can rename one whenever you like. 

The details

  • Any active channel can be renamed.
  • Workspace owners and admins can rename the #general channel.
  • For an archived channel, unarchive it, change its name and then archive it again.

Note: Need to rename a shared channel on an Enterprise Grid org? Only the owners or admins of the workspace or org can do this.

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 and admins can rename public channels and any private channels that they’ve joined. A member that created a channel can also rename it. 
  • Available on free and paid subscriptions.

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