Change how names are displayed

You can change how other members’ names display for you in Slack. This setting is for your eyes only – every member of your workspace can choose their own preference from these options:

  • Show display names in conversations and full names everywhere else
  • Just show display names

Set your preference 



  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Choose Preferences.
  3. Select Messages & media.
  4. Under Names, choose how you’d like to see members’ names.
  1. Tap  You at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Tap Preferences.
  3. Tap Advanced.
  4. Tap the toggle next to Display full names on or off.

Note: This preference isn't available on the Slack app for Android.