Link to a message or conversation

Zulip makes it easy to share links to messages, topics, and streams. You can link from one Zulip conversation to another, or share links to Zulip conversations in issue trackers, emails, or other external tools.

Zulip automatically creates links to streams and topics in messages you send.

The easiest way to link to a stream or topic is:

  1. Type # followed by the one or more letters of the stream name.

  2. Choose the desired stream from the auto-complete menu. The link will be automatically formatted for you.

  3. If linking to a topic, type > after selecting a stream as described above, followed by one or more letters of the topic name.

  4. Choose the desired topic from the auto-complete menu. The link will be automatically formatted for you.

Alternatively, it is possible to manually format stream and topic links:

Stream: #**stream name**
Topic: #**stream name>topic name**

All URLs in Zulip are designed to be shareable. Copying the URL from the browser's address bar will work for all views, including searches.

This copies to your clipboard a permanent link to the message, displayed in its thread (i.e. topic view for messages in a stream). Viewing a topic via a message link will never mark messages as read.

These links will still work even when the message is moved to another topic or stream or if its topic is resolved.

Zulip uses the same permanent link syntax when quoting a message.

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

  2. Click on the ellipsis ().

  3. Click Copy link to message.

If using Zulip in a browser, you can also click on the timestamp of a message, and copy the URL from your browser's address bar.

  1. Hover over a topic in the left sidebar.

  2. Click on the ellipsis ().

  3. Click Copy link to topic.

If using Zulip in a browser, you can also click on a topic name, and copy the URL from your browser's address bar.

  1. Press and hold a topic until the long-press menu appears.

  2. Tap Copy link to topic.

If you are viewing a single topic, you can access the long-press menu from the bar at the top of the screen.

  1. Right-click on a stream in the left sidebar.

  2. Click Copy Link.

If using Zulip in a browser, you can also click on a stream in the left sidebar, and copy the URL from your browser's address bar.

  1. Press and hold a stream until the long-press menu appears.

  2. Tap Copy link to stream.

If you are viewing a single stream, you can access the long-press menu from the bar at the top of the screen.