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 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 periods and certain words.
  • Members can only rename channels they've created. 
  • An archived channel must be unarchived before its name can be updated.

Note: In an Enterprise Grid org, only Workspace Owners/Admins and Org Owners/Admins can rename multi-workspace channels.

Rename a channel

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Android

  1. Open the channel you'd like to rename.
  2. Click the  details icon in the top right.
  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 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 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 plan, you can rename a channel from the org dashboard. Learn more about channel management tools.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace OwnersWorkspace Admins, and sometimes members
  • FreeStandardPlus, and Enterprise Grid