Customize member profiles

Slack profiles make working together easier: members can share helpful details at a glance, like their time zone or job title. With custom profiles, you can create new profile fields for any purpose to share even more details: location, start date, social profiles, and more.

Note: To add or edit custom profile fields on the Enterprise Grid plan, you must be an Org Owner or Org Admin. Custom profile fields will appear in all workspaces in your org.

Add custom profile fields

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration, then Customize [workspace name].
  3. On the Customize Your Workspace page, select the Profile tab.
  4. Click Edit your workspace's profile fields. This will open the Customize profile page.

    Customize profile page screenshot

  5. To add a new field, click Create a custom field.
  6. Choose which type of field to create.

    Choose profile fields screenshot

  7. Customize your field to include a Label and a Hint, and any further options for the field type.
  8. When you’re finished, click Create.

Custom fields

Here’s an overview of the kinds of fields you can add to your workspace's profiles:

  • Text will create an open text field for members to fill out.
  • List of options will show a drop-down menu of the options you include.
  • Link gives members the option to add a URL, like for a social profile.
  • Date can be used to show things like start dates and birthdays.
  • Person provides a list of members, including Slackbot.

Once created, custom fields are instantly available to your workspace, but do not appear in profiles until members fill them out.

Rearrange or remove profile fields

On the Custom profile fields page, you can easily edit or change the order of your workspace's profile options. 

  • Click  to hide or delete a custom field.
  • Click  and drag a field to change the order in which it appears.
Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners and Admins 
  • Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans