Restrict stream creation

This feature is only available to organization owners and administrators.

Zulip allows you to separately control permissions for creating public and private streams. You can restrict stream creation to:

  • Organization administrators
  • Organization administrators and moderators
  • Organization administrators and full members
  • Organization administrators and all members

For corporations and other entities with controlled access, we highly recommend keeping stream creation open. Open organizations may choose to be less permissive, especially with public streams.

Manage who can create streams

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

  2. Select Manage organization.

  3. On the left, click Organization permissions.

  4. Under Stream permissions, configure Who can create public streams.

  5. Click Save changes.

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

  2. Select Manage organization.

  3. On the left, click Organization permissions.

  4. Under Stream permissions, configure Who can create private streams.

  5. Click Save changes.