Slack Display Name Changed to Uniqname


U-M Slack


My Slack display name recently changed to my uniqname (from my full name). Why did this happen?


  • To minimize confusion between individuals with the same name at our large institution, U-M Slack display names are standardized to a person's uniqname
  • The most common reason a person's display name ends up set as something other than their uniqname is that a legacy workspace was migrated into U-M Slack 
    • In these cases, ITS retroactively updates the display name to match the individual's uniqname
  • Therefore, if your display name recently changed to your uniqname, this was a result of an ITS batch update
  • You do not have the option to choose a different display name in Slack as it must be your uniqname

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