Mastering the compose box

When composing a message, Zulip lets you view a different conversation from the one you are composing to. For example, you can start a new topic without changing your narrow, send a private message about the topic you're viewing, or look up a related discussion.

In this context, the parts of the message view that are outside of the conversation you are composing to are faded for clarity.

Go to conversation

To narrow the view to the conversation you're currently composing to, click on the Go to conversation () button in the compose box.

You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + . to go to the conversation to which you are composing.

While the button is only shown when composing to a stream, the keyboard shortcut will work in both stream messages and private messages.