Change the topic of a message

By default, any user can change the topic of any message. This is useful for keeping messages organized even if some users are still learning how to use topics effectively.

Organization administrators can turn off community topic editing, or turn off message editing entirely. See the guide to message and topic editing for the details on when topic editing is allowed.

Change the topic of a message

  1. Hover over a message to reveal three icons on the right.

  2. Click the ellipsis ().

  3. Select the first option. It may be called View source / Edit topic, or simply Edit. If it's called View source, then you are not allowed to edit the topic of that message.

  4. Edit the topic.

  5. A dropdown with three options will appear to the right: Change only this message topic, Change later messages to this topic, and Change previous and following messages to this topic. Pick the appropriate option.

  6. Click Save.