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 at any time. 

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, 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 so.

Rename a channel



  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.
Sorry, it isn't possible to rename a channel on our mobile apps. You can, however, 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 periods 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. Members that create channels can also rename them. 
  • FreeStandardPlus, and Enterprise Grid

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