Change a stream's description

This feature is only available to organization owners and administrators.

Stream descriptions can be used to explain the purpose of a stream and link to usage guidelines, resources, or related streams.

Stream 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 stream description: [link text](URL).

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

  2. Select Stream settings.

  3. Click All streams in the upper left.

  4. Select a stream.

  5. Select the General tab on the right.

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

  7. Click Save changes.

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

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

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

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

  4. Tap Stream settings.

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

  6. Tap Save.

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

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