Show members' full names in your workspace

Workspace Owners and Admins can choose whether their members see others' full names or display names when they view messages in Slack. This will be the workspace-wide default unless members choose to update their individual preferences for how names are displayed in Slack.

This setting is useful when there are a lot of people that go by the same name in your workspace, or if some members’ display names make it hard to recognize who you’re speaking to.

 

Full name full_nameSet to show the full name that all members must enter in their profile.

 

Display name display_nameSet to show the optional display name that members may choose to add to their profile.

Note: Members can change how names are displayed in their Slack app. The workspace-wide setting will not override an individual member's preference.

 

Set your workspace to show members' full names

You can set your workspace to show members' full names by opening the Slack app on your desktop:

Show full names

Hide full names

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration, then Workspace settings from the menu.
  3. Scroll down to the Name Display section and click Expand.
  4. Check the preference to display full names instead of display names.  
  5. Click Save.
  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration, then Workspace settings from the menu.
  3. Scroll down to the Name Display section and click Expand.
  4. Uncheck the preference to display full names instead of display names.
  5. Click Save.

 

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners and Admins
  • Free, Standard, and Plus plans

Workspace Owners and Admins can manage how member names display in their workspace. Slack can either show members’ full names or their shorter display names by default

Note: Keep in mind that members may override this default setting if they update their individual preference for how names are displayed.

 

Manage members' full names

Show full names

Hide full names

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration, then Workspace settings from the menu.
  3. Scroll down to the Name Display section and click Expand.
  4. Check the preference to display full names instead of display names.  
  5. Click Save.
  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration, then Workspace settings from the menu.
  3. Scroll down to the Name Display section and click Expand.
  4. Uncheck the preference to display full names instead of display names.
  5. Click Save.

 

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners and Admins
  • Free, Standard, and Plus plans