Create a stream

By default, all users other than guests can create streams.

Organization administrators can restrict stream creation to admins only, moderators only or to members meeting a minimum account age.

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. Go to All streams.

  2. Click Create stream on the right.

  3. 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.

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

  • Stream permissions: See Stream permissions.

  • People to add: You can copy the membership from an existing stream, or enter users one by one.