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Change your display name

You can choose which name your teammates use to @mention you in Slack: either your full name or a display name (like your first name or a nickname).

Full name fullname.pngYou 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 name display.pngDisplay names are optional and can contain spaces, non-English characters, and capitalization.

Set your display name

If you don't fill in the display name field in your profile, you'll see your full name when people @mention you in Slack.



  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select View profile. This will open your profile on the right side of your screen.
  3. Click Edit Profile.
  4. Below the Display name field, enter your preferred display name.
  5. Click Save changes.
  1. Tap  You at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap  View profile.
  3. Tap Edit Profile.
  4. Tap the Display name field and enter your preferred display name.
  5. Tap Save in the top right.

Note: If your Workspace Owner has enabled single sign-on, members' ability to edit their personal information, including display names and email addresses, may be restricted.

Reserved names

There are several words that we reserve to avoid confusion in your workspace. These words can't be used for full names or display names in Slack:

  • Brazilian Portuguese: aquí, canais, canal, eu, general, geral, grupo, mí, todos
  • English: archive, archived, archives, all, channel, channels, create, delete, deleted-channel, edit, everyone, general, group, groups, here, 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
  • Japanese: チャンネル, ここ, 全員, 自分, グループ, general
  • Spanish: aquí, canal, general, grupo, mí, todos

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