Finding a topic to read

Like your email inbox, Zulip works best if you read it topic-by-topic.

From Recent topics

Use the Recent topics view to get an overview of all the ongoing conversations. This view is particularly useful for catching up on messages sent while you were away.

  1. Open Recent topics from the left sidebar or by pressing the Esc key.

  2. The filters at the top help you quickly find relevant conversations. For example, select Participated to narrow to the topics you have sent messages to.

From the list of streams

In the left sidebar, you can see the streams you are subscribed to, along with unread message counts for each stream.

  1. Click on the name of a stream in the left sidebar. You will see a list of the most recent unread topics in that stream.
  2. The initially shown list of topics usually has what you need, but you can click on "more topics" underneath to see additional topics.

Older topics disappear from the left sidebar, but you can always find them by clicking “more topics” or by using search.