Set a channel topic or purpose

Who can use this feature?
  • All members except for Guests can use this feature. 
  • Available to teams on free and paid plans.

Add or edit a channel topic

The channel topic appears in the channel header, and anyone in the channel can modify it. It's a quick way to let people know what members in the channel are working on, or important dates like project deadlines.

Topics can be up to 250 characters in length and can include emoji. ✨

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

  1. At the top of the channel, mouse over the current topic.
  2. Click the topic to edit it.
  3. Enter your new topic.
  4. Press Enter to submit the new topic, or Esc to cancel.
  1. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu.
  2. Tap Add a topic.
  3. Add a channel topic.
  4. To finish, tap Done.
  1. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu.
  2. Tap the   pencil icon next to Topic.
  3. Add a channel topic.
  4. To finish, tap Save.
Add or update a channel topic using the slash command /topic followed by your topic. 

Tip: Type /topic and your text to quickly update the channel topic.


Set or edit a channel purpose

A channel's purpose is a short description of the channel's intended use. On desktop, it appears when team members browse channels, and in the channel archives. The channel purpose can be up to 250 characters.

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

  1. At the top of the page, click the show channel details icon  to open the details pane.
  2. Click Channel Details, then set a channel purpose.
  3. Click Done to finish.
  1. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Add a channel Purpose.
  4. Tap Done to finish.
  1. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu.
  2. Tap  the   pencil icon next to Purpose.
  3. Add a channel purpose, and click Save to finish.
Sorry, it's not currently possible to set a channel purpose on Windows Phone. Please stay tuned for updates!