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 that they’ve joined. Members can rename any channel that they manage.

Note: On the Business+ and Enterprise Grid subscriptions, 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



  1. Open the channel that you'd like to rename.
  2. Click on the channel name in the conversation header.
    GIF of a cursor clicking on the channel name in the channel header
  3. Next to Channel name, click Edit
  4. Enter a new name, then click Save changes
  1. Open the channel that you’d like to rename.
  2. Tap the channel name in the conversation header.
  3. Tap Edit.
  4. Tap the channel name, then enter a new name.
  5. Tap Done or Save.

Note: On Enterprise Grid, org owners, org admins and members with permission to manage multi-workspace channels can rename them.

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