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. 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 new stream in the stream configured by your organization: Posts a message in the "new streams" topic advertising the new stream.

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

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

  • Who can unsubscribe others from this stream?: See Restrict stream membership management.

  • Message retention period: See Message retention policy.

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