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Slack Enterprise Grid
Get familiar with Slack Enterprise Grid for large organizations.
If you're curious about what's new in Slack — and what's changed — you're in the right place.
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Our easy-to-read guides help your team work better, together, from day one.
Getting More Out of Slack
Ready to level up? Browse our time-saving tricks and practical tips for
making Slack work for you.
All kinds of teams thrive with Slack — take a look at our department-specific guides.
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Learn how Slack works, from top to bottom!
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Your Profile and Preferences
Adjust your profile and preferences to make Slack work just for you!
Add Tools to Your Workspace
Simplify your daily work with apps and tools.
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Change how messages are displayed
When using Slack on your desktop, you can adjust how your messages are displayed by choosing a theme and selecting additional display options if you'd like.
Clean vs. Compact theme
By default, Slack uses the
Clean theme. If you’d like to see more messages at once, you can switch to the Compact theme instead.
theme displays member profile photos beside their messages.
theme uses less white space between messages and hides member profile photos.
Tip: You can change the color of your teammates' display names when using the Compact theme. Try typing /color @displayname 3EB890 — or any 6-digit HTML color value. 🎨
Change your message display preferences
From your desktop, click your profile picture in the top right.
Select Preferences from the menu.
Click Messages & media in the left sidebar.
Choose either Clean or Compact.
Manage additional options
You can adjust other message-related display settings under Additional options :
Display information about who is currently typing a message Show times with 24-hour clock
Display color swatches next to hexadecimal values
It's not currently possible to change message display from the Slack mobile apps.
Want to change your font size? You can adjust your zoom level in Slack to increase or decrease the size of your text. However, it's not possible to change the font.
A word on accessibility: We’re committed to making Slack inclusive for everyone. We’re working to improve accessibility, so stay tuned! Send us a note if you have questions.