Change the color of a stream

You can optimize your Zulip environment by changing your streams' colors.

Change the color of a stream through the left sidebar

If you want to quickly change the color of a single stream, you can do so through the left sidebar.

  1. On the left sidebar, hover over a stream name to reveal a down chevron () to the right.

  2. Click on the down chevron () icon to reveal an actions dropdown.

  3. Select the Choose custom color option from the actions dropdown.

  4. The stream will change colors in the left sidebar, confirming the success of the stream's color change.

Change the color of a stream through the Streams page

If you want to change the colors of multiple streams at once or specify a hex code for your stream's color, you should change the stream's colors through the Streams page.

  1. Find the relevant stream on the Streams page. You can search for specific streams by entering the name of the stream in the Filter streams input.

  2. Select the stream you want to change the color of in the Streams page; the right side of the Streams page, labeled Stream settings, will now display the selected stream's settings.

  3. Under the Stream settings section, select the Stream color option.

  4. In the tooltip that appears after selecting the Stream color option, select a color from the color palette.

    Alternatively, you can use the color picker or enter the hex code of your desired color. Click the choose button to save your changes.

  5. The stream will change colors in the Streams page, confirming the success of the stream's color change.