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’ve created.

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

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  1. Open the channel that you'd like to rename.
  2. Click on the channel name in the channel header.
  3. Click on the Settings tab.
  4. Hover over the channel name and click on Edit
  5. Enter a new name, then click on Save changes
  1. Open the channel that 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 that 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: On Enterprise Grid, org owners, org admins and members with permission to manage multi-workspace channels can rename them.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace ownersworkspace admins and sometimes members
  • Available on all subscriptions