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 on the icon in the message recipient bar.

  2. Edit the topic name.

  3. Click the to save your changes.

Via a message (alternate method)

  1. Hover over a message to reveal three icons on the right.

  2. Click the ellipsis ().

  3. Select the first option. It may be called View source / Move message, or simply Edit. If it's called View source, then you are not allowed to edit the topic of that message.

  4. Edit the topic.

  5. From the dropdown menu, select Change previous and following messages to this topic.

  6. Click Save.