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 org, 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 Administration, then Workspace settings.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Next to Display name guidelines, click Expand.
  5. Select Custom guidelines and enter your instructions for members.
  6. Click Save.

Workspace level

For their individual workspace, workspace owners and admins can set display name guidelines:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration, then 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.

Organisation level

For all workspaces in their organisation, Org Owners and Admins can set a policy with display name guidelines:

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