Set a channel topic or description

A channel topic lets people know what members in a channel are working on or important dates like project deadlines. A channel description gives members information about a channel's intended use. All members (but not guests) can edit these for public and private channels.

 

Add or edit a channel topic

The channel topic appears in the channel header, and anyone in the channel can modify it. Topics can be up to 250 characters in length and can include emoji. ✨

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. From your desktop, open a channel.
  2. At the top of the channel, click the current topic (or Add a topic if there's no existing topic).
  3. Enter your new topic.
  4. Click Set topic.
  1. Open a channel.
  2. Tap  Details in the top right. 
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Tap the Current Topic field and enter your new topic.
  5. Tap Done
  1. Open a channel.
  2. Tap  Details in the top right. 
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Tap the Topic field and enter your new topic. 
  5. Tap Save

Tip: Type /topic and your text in the message field to quickly update the topic for the channel you're viewing.


Set or edit a channel description

On desktop, a channel description appears when members browse channels and in the channel details. The channel description can be up to 250 characters.

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. From your desktop, open a channel.
  2. Click   Details in the top right.
  3. Click Edit description.
  4. Enter a new channel description and click Update description.
  1. Open a channel.
  2. Tap  Details in the top right.
  3. Tap Edit.
  4. Tap the Purpose field and add your description.
  5. Tap Done
  1. Open a channel.
  2. Tap  Details in the top right.
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Tap the Purpose field and add your description. 
  5. Tap Save.
Who can use this feature?
  • All members except for guests
  • FreeStandardPlus, and Enterprise Grid