Set the default language of a workspace or organization

You can select the default language for members of your Slack workspace or Enterprise Grid orgOnly email invitations, SCIM-synced profiles, and Slackbot announcements in public channels will display in the default language; everything else in Slack will be determined by members’ individual language preferences.

 

Free, Pro, and Business+ plans

Enterprise Grid plan

Workspace Owners and Admins can set the default language for their workspace. Here's how:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration, then Workspace settings from the menu.
  3. Next to Workspace Language, click Expand.
  4. Select a language from the menu.
  5. Click Save.

Org Owners and Admins can set a default language for every workspace in their Enterprise Grid organization.

This is the language the Slack app will appear in for any new members or workspaces added to the organization; however, it will not override members' changes to their individual language preferences.

Here's how:
  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration, then Organization Settings from the menu.
  3. From the left sidebar of the Admin Dashboard, select Settings.
  4. Click Organization Info.
  5. Next to Default language, click Edit.
  6. Choose a language from the menu.
  7. Click Save to finish.

Note: Workspace Owners and Admins can also override the default language, but members will still see most of Slack in their preferred language.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners/Admins and Org Owners/Admins
  • Available on all plans