Restrict stream creation

This feature is only available to organization administrators.

By default, any user can create new streams. However, you can restrict stream creation to

  • Organization administrators, or
  • Organization administrators, and anyone with an account at least N days old, for any N.

For corporations and other entities with controlled access, we highly recommend keeping stream creation open. A typical Zulip organization with heavy use has as many streams as users.

For large Zulips where anyone can join, we recommend restricting stream creation to those with accounts at least a few days old (we suggest starting with N = 3), to make it easier to cope with spammers and confused users.

  1. From your desktop, click on the gear () in the upper right corner.

  2. Select Manage organization.

  3. On the left, click Organization permissions.

  4. Under Other permissions, configure Who can create streams.

  5. Click Save changes.