Set the default language of a workspace or organisation

You can select the default language for members of your Slack workspace or Enterprise Grid orgOnly email invitations, SCIM-synced profiles and Slackbot announcements in public channels will display in the default language; everything else in Slack will be determined by members’ individual language preferences.

 

Free, Standard and Plus subscriptions

Enterprise Grid subscription

Workspace owners and admins can set the default language for their workspace. Here's how:

  1. From your desktop, click on your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration, then Workspace settings from the menu.
  3. Next to Workspace language, click Expand.
  4. Select a language from the menu.
  5. Click on Save.

Org owners and admins can set a default language for every workspace in their Enterprise Grid organisation.

This is the language that the Slack app will appear in for any new members or workspaces added to the organisation; however, it will not override members' changes to their individual language preferences.

Here’s how:
  1. From your desktop, click on your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration, then Organisation settings from the menu.
  3. From the left sidebar of the Admin dashboard, select Settings.
  4. Click Organisation info.
  5. Next to Default language, click Edit.
  6. Choose a language from the menu.
  7. Click Save to finish.

Note: Workspace owners and admins can also override the default language, but members will still see most of Slack in their preferred language.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace owners/admins and org owners/admins
  • Free, Standard, Plus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions