Supplemental Slack info for you and your team.
Tips and tools for beginners and experts alike.
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.
Tips, tricks, & More
Tips and tools for beginners and experts alike.
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Change your display name
You can choose a display name to show when your teammates
mention you in Slack. If you don't fill in the display name field in your Slack profile, you'll see your full name when people mention you.
You must include a full name in your profile. Unless you've
updated your profile
, we use the full name you gave us when you created your account.
Display names are optional and can contain spaces, non-English characters, and capitalization.
Set your display name
From your desktop, click your profile picture in the top right.
Select Profile. This will open your profile on the right side of your screen.
Click Edit profile .
Below the Display name field, enter your preferred display name.
Click Save Changes .
You at the bottom of the screen. Tap
View profile. Tap
Edit Profile. Tap the
Display name field and enter your preferred display name. Tap
Save in the top right.
Note: If single sign-on is enabled for your workspace, your ability to edit your personal information, including display names and email addresses, may be restricted.
There are several words that we reserve to avoid confusion in Slack, and can't be used in full names or display names:
Brazilian Portuguese: aqui, canais, canal, eu, general, geral, grupo, meu, todos
Chinese (Simplified): 归档, 已归档, 全部, 频道, 创建, 删除, 已删除的频道, 编辑, 所有人, 组, 在线, 我, Slack, slackbot, 今天, 你
Chinese (Traditional): 全部, 頻道, 茶水間, 我, 您, 公開區, Slackbot, slack, 所有人, 這裡
English: archive, archived, archives, all, channel, channels, create, delete, deleted-channel, edit, everyone, general, group, groups, here, ja, me, ms, slack, slackbot, today, you
French: chaîne/chaine, canal, général/general, groupe, ici, moi, tous
German: alle, allgemein, Channel/channel, hier, Gruppe/gruppe, mir
Italian: tutti, canale, gruppo, qui, me, tu
Japanese: チャンネル, ここ, 全員, 自分, グループ, general
Korean: 여기, 모두, 전체, 모든, 전부, 채널, 나, 그룹
Russian: slack, slackbot, архив, архивированный, архивный, все, вы, группа, группы, здесь, канал, каналы, общий, редактировать, сегодня, создать, удаленный канал, удалить, я
Spanish: aquí, canal, general, grupo, mí, todos