Create a stream

By default, anyone can create streams in a Zulip organization.

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

If you are an administrator setting up streams for the first time, we highly recommend reading our guide to streams first.

Create a stream

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

  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.

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 #announce advertising the new stream. Organization administrators can change the stream used for stream creation announcements in organization settings.

  • Stream permissions: See Stream permissions.

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