Rename a channel

Rename a channel

Desktop

Mobile

  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.
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  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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