Rename a channel

A channel's name gives people a better idea of what it's used for, but over time, things can change. At any point, you can rename an active channel.

The details

  • Workspace owners and admins can rename any public channel and private channels that they've joined. They can also rename the #general channel.
  • Channel names can have a maximum of 80 characters, must be lower case and can't contain spaces or full stops and certain words. Learn more about channel names.
  • Members can only rename channels that they've created. 
  • An archived channel must be unarchived before its name can be updated.

Note: Need to rename a multi-workspace channel in an Enterprise Grid org? Only the owners or admins of the workspace or org can do so.

Rename a channel

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  1. Open the channel that you'd like to rename.
  2. Click   Details at the top right to open Channel details.
  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 that you’d like to rename.
  2. Tap  Details in the top right.
  3. Tap Edit.
  4. Tap the channel name, then enter a new name.
  5. Tap Done.
  1. Open the channel that you’d like to rename.
  2. Tap  Details in the top right.
  3. Tap EDIT.
  4. Tap the channel name, then enter a new name.
  5. Tap SAVE.

Note: On the Enterprise Grid subscription, you can rename a channel from the org dashboard. Learn more about channel management tools.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace owners/admins and sometimes members
  • FreeStandardPlus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions