Add display name guidelines

Members can use display names to have teammates @mention them in Slack by their first names or nicknames. As an owner of a workspace or Enterprise Grid organisation, you can add guidelines for members to follow when setting their display names.


Set custom display name guidelines

Free, Standard and Plus subscriptions

Enterprise Grid subscription

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Workspace settings.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. Next to Display name guidelines, click Expand.
  5. Select Custom guidelines and enter your instructions for members.
  6. Click Save.

Workspace level

Workspace owners and admins can set display name guidelines for their workspace(s):

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Workspace settings.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. Next to Display name guidelines, click Expand.
  5. Select Custom guidelines and enter your instructions for members.
  6. Click Save.

Organization level

Org owners and admins can set an organisation policy with display name guidelines for all workspaces in their org:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Organisation settings
  3. Click   Settings in the left column.
  4. Select Organisation Policies.
  5. Click Display name guidelines, then Add policy.
  6. Select Custom guidelines and enter your instructions for members.
  7. Click Save policy. Then, click Create policy to confirm.
Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners and Org Owners
  • Free, Standard, Plus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions