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Set a channel topic or description

A channel topic lets people know what members in a channel are working on, or about important dates like project deadlines. A channel description provides information about a channel’s intended use. Any member of a channel can edit the topic or description.


Add or edit a channel topic

The channel topic appears in the channel header and anyone in the channel can modify it. Topics can be up to 250 characters long and can include emoji. ✨

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. From your desktop, open a channel.
  2. Click the channel name in the channel header.
  3. Hover over Topic and click Edit.
  4. Enter a topic, then click Set Topic.
  1. Open a channel.
  2. Tap the   details icon in the top right.
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Tap the Current Topic field and enter your new topic.
  5. Tap Done
  1. Open a channel.
  2. Tap the   details icon in the top right.
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Tap the Topic field and enter your new topic. 
  5. Tap Save


Add or edit a channel description

From your desktop, a channel description is visible when you browse channels. From both your desktop and mobile devices, you can see channel descriptions when viewing channel details. Descriptions can be up to 250 characters long and can include emoji. ✨

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. From your desktop, open a channel.
  2. Click the channel name in the channel header.
  3. Hover over Description and click Edit.
  4. Enter a channel description, then click Update Description.
  1. Open a channel.
  2. Tap the   details icon in the top right.
  3. Tap Edit.
  4. Tap the Purpose field and add your description.
  5. Tap Done
  1. Open a channel.
  2. Tap the   details icon in the top right.
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Tap the Purpose field and add your description. 
  5. Tap Save.
Who can use this feature?
  • All members (but not guests)
  • Available on all plans

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