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 plans

Enterprise Grid plan

  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.

Organization level

For all workspaces in their organization, 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 Organization settings.
  3. Click Settings in the left-side menu.
  4. Select Organization Policies.
  5. Click 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 plans

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 organization, you can add guidelines for members to follow when setting their display names.


Set custom display name guidelines

Free, Standard, and Plus plans

Enterprise Grid plan

  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 organization 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 Organization settings
  3. Click   Settings in the left column.
  4. Select Organization 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 plans