Rename a topic

By default, any user can rename any topic within a stream, and organization administrators can additionally move topics from one stream to another, or move a subset of messages to a topic from one stream to another.

Organization administrators can turn off community topic editing, or turn off message editing entirely. See the guide to message and topic editing for the details on when topic editing is allowed.

Rename a topic

  1. Hover over a message to reveal three icons on the right.

  2. Click the ellipsis ().

  3. Select the first option. It may be called View source / Edit topic, or simply Edit. If it's called View source, then you are not allowed to edit the topic of that message.

  4. Edit the topic.

  5. Pick Change previous and following messages to this topic from the dropdown to the right.

  6. Click Save.


Move a topic to another stream

This feature is only available to organization owners and administrators.

Organization administrators can move a topic from one stream to another.

  1. Hover over a stream in the left sidebar.

  2. Click on the ellipsis ().

  3. Select Move topic.

  4. Select the destination stream for the topic from the streams dropdown list.

  5. (Optional) Change the topic.

  6. Select whether you want automated notification messages to be sent to the old location for the topic, new location for the topic, or both.

  7. Click Move topic.

Note: When a topic is moved to a private stream with protected history, messages in the topic will be visible to all the subscribers.

Move message(s) in a topic to another stream

This feature is only available to organization owners and administrators.

Organization administrators can also move only a subset of messages from a topic to another stream.

  1. Hover over a message to reveal three icons on the right.

  2. Click the ellipsis ().

  3. Select the first option. It may be called View source / Edit topic, or simply Edit. If it's called View source, then you are not allowed to edit the stream of that message.

  4. Select the destination stream for the message from the streams dropdown list.

  5. (Optional) Change the topic.

  6. A dropdown with three options will appear to the right: Change only this message topic, Change later messages to this topic, and Change previous and following messages to this topic. Pick the appropriate option.

  7. Select whether you want automated notification messages to be sent to the old location for the topic, new location for the topic, or both.

  8. Click Save.

Note: You cannot edit content of a message while changing its stream.