Change the privacy of a stream

This feature is only available to organization owners and administrators.

Streams can be web-public, public or private, and private streams can have shared or protected history. See stream permissions for details on stream privacy settings.

As an organization administrator, you can always make a public stream private, but you must be subscribed to a private stream in order to make it public.

Change the privacy of a stream

  1. Click on the gear () icon in the upper right corner of the web or desktop app.

  2. Click Manage streams.

  3. Click All streams in the upper left.

  4. Select a stream.

  5. Select the General tab on the right.

  6. Click the pencil () to the right of Stream permissions.

  7. Under Who can access the stream?, select a privacy level.

  8. Click Save changes.

Note: This sends an automated notice from notification bot to the "stream events" topic in the modified stream.

Warning: Be careful making a private stream public. All past messages will become accessible, even if the stream previously had protected history.