Change your display name
You can choose which name your teammates use to @mention you in Slack: either your full name or a display name, like your first name only or a nickname.
Here's what each option looks like in a message:
You 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 names are optional and can contain spaces, non-English characters and capitalisation.
Set your display name
If you don't fill in the display name field in your profile, you will see your full name when people @mention you in Slack.
Note: If your workspace owner has enabled single sign-on, members’ ability to edit their personal information, including display names and email addresses, might be restricted.
There are several words that we reserve to avoid confusion in your workspace. These words can’t be used for display or full names in Slack. The following names can’t be used:
Brazilian Portuguese: aquí, canais, canal, eu, general, geral, grupo, mí, todos
English: archive, archived, archives, all, channel, channels, create, delete, deleted-channel, edit, everyone, general, group, groups, here, me, ms, slack, slackbot, today, you
French: chaîne/chaine, général/general, groupe, ici, moi, tous
German: alle, allgemein, Channel/channel, hier, Gruppe/gruppe, mir
Japanese: チャンネル, ここ, 全員, 自分, グループ, general
Spanish: aquí, canal, general, grupo, mí, todos