Require topics in stream messages

This feature is only available to organization owners and administrators.

By default, users are not required to specify a topic in stream messages; if a user sends a message without a topic, the message's topic is displayed as (no topic).

If message editing is enabled, any other user can then edit the topic of messages without a topic to set a topic, regardless of the value of the topic editing policy.

You can instead choose to require a topic for new stream messages.

Require topics in stream messages

  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 settings.

  4. Under Message feed, select Require topics in messages to streams.

  5. Click Save changes.