Choose how member names appear for you in Slack

From your preferences, you can choose how members' names appear in Slack. Keep in mind that this preference only affects what you'll see. Using the steps below, select from one of these options:

  • Full & display names
    display names in conversations and full names everywhere else.
  • Just display names
    Show display names throughout Slack.

Set your preference for member names



  1. Click your profile picture in the top right.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu.
  3. Select Messages & media.
  4. Under Names, choose how you’d like to see members’ names.
  1. Tap  You at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Tap Preferences.
  3. Tap Advanced.
  4. Tap the toggle next to Display Full Names on or off.

Note: This preference isn't available on the Slack app for Android.