How To Rename Slack Channel

Slack channels are a key feature in organizing and streamlining communication within a team. However, there may arise instances where you need to rename a Slack channel, perhaps to better represent the channel’s purpose or to include more team members. This guide will walk you through the steps to rename a Slack channel.


It is important to note that only workspace administrators and the creator of a channel have the permission to rename it. So if you don’t fall into these two categories, you will need to request permission from the admins to rename a channel.

Steps to Rename a Slack Channel

1. Navigate to the Channel

First, you need to locate and select the channel you wish to rename. This can be done by finding the channel on the left-hand sidebar of your Slack workspace and clicking on it.

2. Click on the Channel Name

Once you are in the channel, locate the channel name at the top of the screen. Clicking on this will bring up a dropdown menu for further actions.

3. Select ‘Additional options’

In the dropdown menu that appears, click on the ‘Additional options’ button. This will open a new settings window for the channel.

4. Click ‘Rename this channel’

In the channel settings window, find and click on the ‘Rename this channel’ option.

5. Enter the New Channel Name

A dialog box will open up where you can input the new channel name. Remember, the new name should be concise and reflect the nature of the discussions happening in the channel.

    <your new channel name>

Click on ‘Rename’ to apply changes.


Renaming a Slack channel is a straightforward process and can help maintain the organization and efficiency of your team’s communication. However, remember to communicate this change to your team members to avoid any confusion. Happy Slacking!