Rename a topic

Zulip makes it possible to rename topics. This is useful for keeping messages organized, even if some users are still learning how to use topics effectively. You can also move content to another topic.

When a topic is renamed, Zulip's permanent links to messages in context will automatically redirect to the new location of the message. Muted topics are automatically migrated when a topic is renamed.

Organizations can configure which roles have permission to rename topics. See the guide to message and topic editing for the details on when topic editing is allowed.

Rename a topic

Via the message recipient bar

  1. Click the pencil () icon in the message recipient bar.

  2. Edit the topic name.

  3. Click the checkmark () icon to save your changes.

Via the left sidebar (alternate method)

  1. Hover over a topic in the left sidebar.

  2. Click on the ellipsis ().

  3. Select Move topic.

  4. Edit the topic name.

  5. (optional) Select the destination stream for the topic from the streams dropdown list.

  6. Toggle whether automated notices should be sent.

  7. Click Confirm to rename the topic.