Move content to another stream

Organization administrators can move topics from one stream to another, or move a subset of messages to a topic from one stream to another.

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

Move a topic to another stream

Organizations can configure which roles have permission to move topics between streams.

To move a topic, you must have access to both the source and destination streams.

  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

Organizations can configure which roles have permission to move topics between streams.

Roles that have permission 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.