Archive a stream

This feature is only available to organization owners and administrators.

Archiving a stream will immediately unsubscribe all users from the stream, remove the stream from search and other typeaheads, and remove the stream's messages from All messages.

Archiving a stream does not delete a stream's messages. Users will still be able to find any given message by searching for it. However, links to messages and topics in the stream may or may not continue to work.

In most cases, we recommend renaming streams rather than archiving them.

Archive 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. Select a stream.

  5. Click the on the right.

  6. Approve by clicking Confirm.

Archiving a stream is currently irreversible, but we plan to add support for unarchiving streams in the future.