Set a channel topic or description

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. ✨
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Desktop

iOS

Android

  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 in the header to view the channel details.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Add a channel topic.
  4. To finish, tap the   back arrow.
  1. Tap the channel name in the header to view the channel details.
  2. Tap the   pencil icon next to Topic.
  3. Add a channel topic.
  4. To finish, tap Save.

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 members browse channels and in the channel details pane. The channel purpose can be up to 250 characters.

Desktop

iOS

Android

  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 in the header to view the channel details.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Add a channel purpose.
  4. Tap the   back arrow to finish.
  1. Tap the channel name in the header to view the channel details.
  2. Tap  the   pencil icon next to Purpose.
  3. Add a channel purpose, and click Save to finish.
Who can use this feature?
  • All members except guests
  • FreeStandardPlus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions

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. Tap the channel name in the header to view the channel details.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Add a channel topic.
  4. To finish, tap the   back arrow.
  1. Tap the channel name in the header to view the channel details.
  2. Tap the   pencil icon next to Topic.
  3. Add a channel topic.
  4. To finish, tap Save.

Tip: Type /topic and your text in the message field to quickly update the topic for the channel that 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. Tap the channel name in the header to view the channel details.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Add a channel purpose.
  4. Tap the   back arrow to finish.
  1. Tap the channel name in the header to view the channel details.
  2. Tap  the   pencil icon next to Purpose.
  3. Add a channel purpose, and click Save to finish.
Who can use this feature?
  • All members except for guests
  • FreeStandardPlus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions