Restrict topic editing

This feature is only available to organization owners and administrators.

By default, anyone can edit any message topic. This is useful because it allows the community to keep conversations organized, even if some members are still learning how to use topics effectively. However, you can restrict the ability to edit the topic of any message to specific roles.

Note that users may still be able to edit the topic of messages with (no topic); see the full article on message and topic editing for details.

Also, only administrators and moderators can edit the topics of messages that were sent more than 3 days ago, regardless of the value of this setting.

Change who can edit topics

  1. Click on the gear () icon in the upper right corner of the web or desktop app.

  2. Select Manage organization.

  3. On the left, click Organization permissions.

  4. Under Message editing, configure Who can edit the topic of any message.

  5. Click Save changes.