Change the stream description

This feature is only available to organization owners and administrators.

Streams descriptions are displayed when viewing the stream in the web and desktop apps, and 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.

  1. Go to All streams.

  2. Select a stream.

  3. Select the General tab on the right.

  4. Click the pencil () to the right of the stream name. Enter a new description.

  5. Click Save changes.

Use Markdown formatting to include a link to a website, Zulip message, or topic in the stream description: [link text](URL).

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