Rename a topic

By default, any user can rename any topic within a stream, and change the topic of any message. This is useful for keeping messages organized even if some users are still learning how to use topics effectively.

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 also configure who can edit topics, move topics, 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 / Move message, 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.