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When using Slack on your desktop, you can adjust how your messages are displayed: choose a theme and select your additional display options.
Clean vs. Compact theme
By default, Slack uses the
Clean theme. If you’d like to see more messages at once, you can switch to the Compact theme instead.
theme displays member profile photos beside their messages.
theme uses less white space between messages and also hides member profile photos.
Tip: You can change the color of your teammates' display names when using the Compact theme. Try typing /color @slackbot 3EB890 — or any 6-digit HTML color value. 🎨
Change your message display preferences
Want to change your font size? You can adjust your zoom level in Slack to increase or decrease the size of your text. However, it's not possible to change the font. A word on accessibility: We’re committed to making Slack inclusive for everyone. We’re working to improve accessibility, so stay tuned! Send us a note if you have questions.