Create a stream

By default, all users other than guests can create streams.

Organization administrators can restrict stream creation to admins only, moderators only or to members meeting a minimum account age.

If you are an administrator setting up streams for the first time, check out our guide to setting up streams for a new organization.

Create a stream

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

  2. Click Manage streams.

  3. Click All streams in the upper left.

  4. Click Create stream on the right.

  5. Fill out the requested info, and click Create.

Note: You will only see the Create stream button if you have permission to create streams.

Stream options

There are several parameters you can set while creating a stream. All but Announce stream you can change later.

  • Stream name: Appears in the left sidebar for subscribed users. The stream name can be in any language, and can include spaces and other punctuation.

  • Stream description: Helps users decide whether to subscribe when they are browsing streams.

  • Announce stream: Posts a message to #general advertising the new stream. Organization administrators can change the stream used for stream creation announcements.

  • Stream permissions: See Stream permissions.

  • People to add: You can copy the membership from an existing stream, or enter users one by one.