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Change your display name
You can choose which name your teammates use to
@mention you in Slack: either your full name or a display name, e.g. just your first name or a nickname. Here’s what each option looks like in a message:
You must include a full name in your profile. Unless you’ve
updated your profile
, we use the full name you gave us when you created your account.
Display names are optional and can contain spaces, non-English characters and capitalisation.
Set your display name
If you don’t fill in the display name field in your profile, you will see your full name whenever people @mention you in Slack.
From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
Select Profile & account . This will open your profile on the right side of your screen.
Click Edit profile .
Under Display name , write in what you want people to refer to you as in Slack .
Click Save changes .
Swipe left to open the right sidebar.
Make your edits to your profile and tap the
close icon in the top left to finish!
Overflow menu in the top right. Tap
Edit profile. Make your edits, then tap
Save in the top right.
Launch a mobile browser and go to:
my.slack.com/account/profile. Sign in with your account details if you need to. Tap
Edit profile. Make the changes you want, then scroll to the bottom of the page and tap
Save changes to finish.
Note: If your workspace owner has enabled single sign-on, members’ ability to edit their personal information, including display names and email addresses, might be restricted.
There are several words that we reserve to avoid confusion in your workspace. These words can’t be used for display or full names in Slack. The following names can’t be used:
English: archive, archived, archives, all, channel, channels, create, delete, deleted-channel, edit, everyone, general, group, groups, here, me, ms, slack, slackbot, today, you
French: chaîne/chaine, général/general, groupe, ici, moi, tous
German: alle, allgemein, Channel/channel, hier, Gruppe/gruppe, mir
Japanese: チャンネル, ここ, 全員, 自分, グループ, general
Spanish: aquí, canal, general, grupo, mí, todos