Change a channel's description

This feature is only available to organization owners and administrators.

Channel descriptions can be used to explain the purpose of a channel and link to usage guidelines, resources, or related channels.

Channel descriptions support Zulip's standard Markdown formatting, with the exception that image previews are disabled. Use Markdown formatting to include a link to a website, Zulip message, or topic in the channel description: [link text](URL).

  1. Click on the gear () icon in the upper right corner of the web or desktop app.

  2. Select Channel settings.

  3. Click All channels in the upper left.

  4. Select a channel.

  5. Select the General tab on the right.

  6. Click the pencil () icon to the right of the channel name, and enter a new description.

  7. Click Save changes.

You can also hover over a channel in the left sidebar, click on the ellipsis (), and select Channel settings to access the General tab.

  1. Tap the Channels (hash) tab at the bottom of the app.

  2. Scroll down to the bottom, and tap ALL CHANNELS.

  3. Press and hold a channel name until the long-press menu appears.

  4. Tap Channel settings.

  5. Tap Edit channel, and enter a new description.

  6. Tap Save.

You can also press and hold the name of a channel in Inbox and channel views to access the long-press menu.

Note: This sends an automated notice from notification bot to the "channel events" topic in the modified channel.