Create a stream

By default, all users other than guests can create streams. Administrators can restrict the ability to create a stream to specific roles.

If you are an administrator setting up streams for the first time, check out our guide to setting up streams for a new organization.

Create 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. Click Create stream on the right.

  5. Fill out the requested info, and click Create.

Note: You will only see the Create stream button if you have permission to create streams.

Stream options

There are several parameters you can set while creating a stream. All but Announce stream you can change later.

  • Stream name: Appears in the left sidebar for subscribed users. The stream name can be in any language, and can include spaces and other punctuation.

  • Stream description: Helps users decide whether to subscribe when they are browsing streams.

  • Who can access the stream?: See Stream permissions.

  • Announce stream: Posts a message to #general advertising the new stream. Organization administrators can change the stream used for stream creation announcements.

  • Who can post to the stream?: See Stream permissions.

  • Choose subscribers: You can copy the membership from an existing stream or user group, add all users, or enter users one by one.