Manage your members' names in Slack

For paid plans, there are two ways to manage member names in Slack:


Edit a member's full or display name 

Name changes are sometimes needed for a variety of personal and professional reasons. Whatever the case may be, as an Owner of a Workspace or an Org, you have the option to edit the full or display name fields for your members.

Standard and Plus plans

Enterprise Grid plan

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration, then Manage members.
  3. For the member you'd like to edit, click the  three dots icon on the far right.
  4. Click Edit info.
  5. Enter the new name(s) and click Save

Workspace level

Workspace Owners can make name changes for members of their individual workspace:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration, then Manage members.
  3. For the member you'd like to edit, click the  three dots icon on the far right.
  4. Click Edit info.
  5. Enter the new name(s) and click Save

Organization level

Org Owners can make name changes for members of any workspace connected to the org:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration from the menu, then Manage Organization.
  3. Under   Organization, click Members
  4. Find the member you'd like to update, and click their full name.
  5. Click Edit Profile.
  6. Enter the new full name and/or display name and click Save Changes.

Note: You can't edit accounts that have the same or a higher role than you. (E.g., if you're a Workspace Owner, you can't change another Owner's account or the Workspace Primary Owner's account). 

When single sign-on is enabled

If your workspace uses single sign-on (SSO), make sure your settings allow members to change their display names. This will allow you to change a member's name using the instructions above (otherwise you won't have the option to edit names for any members). Learn how to access your SSO settings

Tip: Workspaces with SAML-based SSO can update members' names from within the identity provider (IDP). Changes will be refreshed the next time the members sign in to Slack. 


Add display name guidelines

Owners and Admins of a workspace or org can add naming guidelines for their members to follow.  Here's how:

Standard and Plus plans

Slack Enterprise Grid

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration, then Settings & permissions.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Next to Display Name Guidelines, click Expand.
  5. Select Custom Guidelines and enter your instructions for members.
  6. Click Save.

Workspace level

For their individual workspace, Workspace Owners and Admins can set display name guidelines:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration, then Workspace settings.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. Next to Display Name Guidelines, click Expand
  5. Select Custom Guidelines and enter your instructions for members.

Organization level

For all workspaces in their organization, Org Owners and Admins can set display name guidelines:

  1. From your desktop, sign in to your Slack Enterprise Grid, then click Manage Organization.
  2. Under   Settings, click Organization Policies.
  3. Next to Display name guidelines, click the  pencil icon.
  4. Select Custom Guidelines and enter your instructions for members.
  5. Click Save Policy.

 

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners/Admins and Org Owners/Admins can use this feature. 
  • Available on paid plans.

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