How To Change Slack Channel Name

Slack is a powerful collaboration tool that many businesses and organizations rely on for seamless communication. One of the primary features of Slack is channels. Channels are specific chat rooms where the team can organize their discussions based on topics, projects, or anything else. But, what if you made a mistake in the channel name, or what if the project’s name changes? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to change your Slack channel’s name.


Before we begin, it’s important to note that only Workspace Owners and Admins can rename channels they’ve joined. Regular members might not be able to change the channel name based on permissions set by the workspace owner.

Steps to Rename a Slack Channel

  1. Open the Slack application and navigate to the channel you want to rename.

  2. Click on the channel name at the top of the screen. A dropdown menu will appear.

  3. Select “Additional options…” from the dropdown menu.

  4. Click on “Rename this channel.”

  5. A dialog box will appear allowing you to rename your channel. Input the new name for your channel in the provided space and click on “Rename Channel” when you’re done.

  6. A notification will be sent to all the members of the channel notifying them of the change.


With this simple guide, you can effortlessly change the name of any Slack channel you’re part of, provided you have the necessary permissions. Keep in mind that renaming a channel will not affect its history or membership. All it does is change the name and the URL of the channel. So, don’t hesitate to correct a typo or update a channel’s name to reflect a new project title.