Rename a channel

A channel's name gives people a better idea of what it's used for, but over time, things can change. At any point, you can rename an active channel.

The details

  • Workspace Owners and Admins can rename any public channel and private channels they've joined. They can also rename the #general channel.
  • Members can only 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

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  1. Open the channel you'd like to rename.
  2. Click the  gear 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.
  1. From the channel list, tap the channel you'd like to rename.
  2. Tap the channel name at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Edit.
  4. Tap the channel name, then enter a new name.
  5. Tap Done to save your changes.
  1. From the channel list, tap the channel you'd like to rename.
  2. Tap the channel name at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Edit.
  4. Tap the channel name, then enter a new name.
  5. Tap Save once you've made your changes.

Note: Channel names can have a maximum of 80 characters, must be lower case, and can't contain spaces or periods and certain words. Learn more about channel names.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners/Admins and sometimes members
  • FreeStandardPlus, and Enterprise Grid

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