Change your display name

You can choose a display name to show when your coworkers mention you in Slack. If you don't fill in the display name field in your Slack profile, you'll see your full name when people mention you. 

Full name Sharon Robinson's full name in an @mention in SlackYou 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 name Sharon Robinson's display name, @sharon, in an @mention in SlackDisplay names are optional and can contain spaces, non-English characters, and capitalization.

Set your display name



  1. From your desktop, click your profile picture in the sidebar.
    A cursor over the profile picture menu in the Slack desktop app.
  2. Select Profile. This will open your profile on the right side of your screen.
  3. Click Edit profile.
  4. Below the Display name field, enter your preferred display name.
  5. Click Save Changes.
  1. Tap  You at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap  View profile.
  3. Tap Edit Profile.
  4. Tap the Display name field and enter your preferred display name.
  5. Tap Save in the top right.

Note: If single sign-on is enabled for your workspace, your ability to edit your personal information, including display names and email addresses, may be restricted.

Reserved names

There are several words that we reserve to avoid confusion in Slack, and can't be used in full names or display names:

  • Brazilian Portuguese: aqui, canais, canal, eu, general, geral, grupo, meu, todos
  • Chinese (Simplified): 归档, 已归档, 全部, 频道, 创建, 删除, 已删除的频道, 编辑, 所有人, 组, 在线, 我, Slack, slackbot, 今天, 你
  • Chinese (Traditional): 全部, 頻道, 茶水間, 我, 您, 公開區, Slackbot, slack, 所有人, 這裡
  • English: archive, archived, archives, all, channel, channels, create, delete, deleted-channel, edit, everyone, general, group, groups, here, ja, me, ms, slack, slackbot, today, you
  • French: chaîne/chaine, canal, général/general, groupe, ici, moi, tous
  • German: alle, allgemein, Channel/channel, hier, Gruppe/gruppe, mir
  • Italian: tutti, canale, gruppo, qui, me, tu
  • Japanese: チャンネル, ここ, 全員, 自分, グループ, general
  • Korean: 여기, 모두, 전체, 모든, 전부, 채널, 나, 그룹
  • Spanish: aquí, canal, general, grupo, mí, todos