Manage your members' names in Slack

Name changes are sometimes needed for a variety of personal and professional reasons. Whatever the case may be, as an Owner or Admin of a workspace or an Enterprise Grid organisation, you have the option to edit the full name, display name or username fields for your members.


Edit a member's full name, display name or username

Pro and Business+ subscriptions

Enterprise Grid subscription

  1. From your desktop, click on your workspace name at the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Manage members.
  3. Click on the  three dots icon to the right of the member's name that you want to edit.
  4. Click Edit profile.
  5. Enter the new full name, display name or username and click on Save.

Org level

Org owners can make name changes for members of any workspace connected to the org:

  1. From your desktop, click on your workspace name at the top left.
  2. Select Settings and administration from the menu, then click Organisation settings.
  3. Click on  People in the left sidebar, then select Members
  4. Find the member that you want to update and click on their full name.
  5. Click on Edit profile.
  6. Enter the new full name, display name or username and click on Save changes.

Workspace level

Workspace owners can make name changes for members of their individual workspace:

  1. From your desktop, click on your workspace name at the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Manage members.
  3. Click on the  three dots icon to the right of the member's name that you want to edit.
  4. Click Edit profile.
  5. Enter the new full name or display name and click on Save.

Note: You can't edit accounts that have the same or a higher role than you. (E.g. if you're a workspace owner, you can't change another owner's account or the workspace primary owner's account.)

When single sign-on is enabled

If your workspace uses single sign-on (SSO), you'll need to allow members to change their display names so that you'll have the option to edit them. Learn how to access your SSO settings.

Tip: Workspaces with SAML-based SSO can update members' names from within the identity provider (IDP). Changes will be refreshed the next time that the members sign in to Slack.

Who can use this feature?

As an owner or admin of a workspace or an Enterprise Grid organisation, you can edit the full name, display name and username fields in member profiles. You can also choose whether guests can edit their full name or display name on their own. 

Note: If your workspace or Enterprise Grid organisation uses single sign-on (SSO), you'll need to allow members to change their display names to have the option to edit them.


Edit a member's full name, display name or username

Pro and Business+ subscriptions

Enterprise Grid subscription

Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins can make name changes for members of their workspace:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the sidebar.
  2. Hover over Tools & settings, then click Manage members.
  3. Click on the  three dots icon to the right of the member's name that you want to edit.
  4. Click Edit profile.
  5. Enter a new full name, display name or username and click Save.

Org level

Org Owners and Org Admins can make name changes for members of their organisation:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the sidebar.
  2. Hover over Tools & settings, then click Organisation settings.
  3. Click on  People in the left sidebar, then select Members
  4. Find the member that you want to update and click on their full name.
  5. Click on Edit profile.
  6. Enter a new full name, display name or username and click Save Changes.

Workspace level

Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins can make name changes for members of their individual workspace(s):

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the sidebar.
  2. Hover over Tools & settings, then click Manage members. (If you manage more than one workspace, choose one from the drop-down menu.)
  3. Click on the  three dots icon to the right of the member's name that you want to edit.
  4. Click Edit profile.
  5. Enter a new full name or display name and click Save.

Note: You can't edit profiles that have the same or a higher role than you. For example, if you're a Workspace Owner, you can't change another Workspace Owner's profile or the Workspace Primary Owner's profile.


Set guest permissions for name editing

Pro and Business+ subscriptions

Enterprise Grid subscription

Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins can choose if guests can edit their full name and display name in their profile.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the sidebar.
  2. Hover over Tools & settings, then select Workspace settings.
  3. Below Administration in the left sidebar, select Manage permissions. If you don’t see the left sidebar, choose  Menu in the top-left corner to find it.
  4. Select Account types.
  5. Click the  three dots icon next to Edit name, then select Edit permission.
  6. Choose whether Multi-channel Guests or Single-channel Guests can edit their name, then click Save.

Org Owners and Org Admins can choose if guests can edit their full name and display name in their profile.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the sidebar.
  2. Hover over Tools & settings, then click Organisation settings.
  3. Click  People in the left sidebar, then select Manage permissions
  4. Select Account types.
  5. Click the  three dots icon next to Edit name, then select Edit permission.
  6. Choose whether Multi-channel Guests or Single-channel Guests can edit their name, then click Save.

Note: Org Owners and Org Admins on Enterprise Grid can also prevent members from editing certain profile fields.

Tip: Owners and admins that manage profiles using SCIM can update members' names from within their identity provider (IDP). Changes will be refreshed the next time that the members sign in to Slack.

Who can use this feature?