Rename a channel

A channel's name lets people know what it's used for. If the purpose of a channel changes at any point in time, it can be renamed. Workspace Owners and Admins can rename any public channel (including the #general channel) and private channels they’ve joined. Members can rename any channel they’ve created.

Note: On the Plus and Enterprise Grid plans, owners and admins with permission can rename channels with channel management tools.

Rename a channel

Use the steps below to rename a channel. If you’d like to rename an archived channel, you’ll first need to unarchive it. 

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  1. Open the channel you'd like to rename.
  2. Click the  details icon in the top right.
  3. Click  More.
  4. Select Additional options.
  5. Click Rename this channel.
  6. Enter a new name, then click Rename Channel.
  1. Open the channel you’d like to rename.
  2. Tap the channel name at the top.
  3. Tap Edit.
  4. Tap the channel name, then enter a new name.
  5. Tap Done.
  1. Open the channel you’d like to rename.
  2. Tap the channel name at the top.
  3. Tap EDIT.
  4. Tap the channel name, then enter a new name.
  5. Tap SAVE.

Note: In an Enterprise Grid org, only Workspace Owners/Admins and Org Owners/Admins can rename multi-workspace channels.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace OwnersWorkspace Admins, and sometimes members
  • Available on all plans