Rename a channel

Rename a channel



  1. Open the channel you'd like to rename.
  2. At the top of the page, 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's not currently possible to rename a channel on our mobile apps. You can, however, edit the channel topic or purpose

Note: Channel names must be 21 characters or fewer, lower case, and cannot contain spaces or periods. 


Rename the #general channel

It's possible to rename your #general channel in exactly the same way, but only Workspace Owners and Admins will see the option to do so.

If you've renamed #general, all members will still be part of the channel, regardless of its name, and new members will still be automatically added to it.

Note: The #general channel name is reserved only for that channel. You won't be able to call another channel #general.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins can rename any public channel and only private channels they've joined, but a member who creates a channel can also rename it. 
  • Available on free and paid plans.

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