I want to edit my display name or give myself a nickname
When I @mention a team member it displays them as Last Name, First name which really interrupts the conversational flow. Slack lets me edit my display name.
How can you feel like your having a natural conversation with some if you have to call them by their first and last name. It doesn't seem natural. This needs to be fixed.
Paolo Sardi commented
Who is the genius that designed Teams client's functions? I am supposed to remember my contacts by their email addresses and I cannot even show them with full name. I cannot list contacts by their last name (as we do in latin countries). I remember that even MS Mail in 1995 was better than this crapware.
There was a time in which Microsoft was leader in enterprise software. Now the product designers are children who can barely use Facebook and Instagram, let alone design an enterprise level software.
Stephen Bielecki commented
I was honestly so disappointed when I found out you can't set an alias for a user. Slack has this, why can't Teams?
[Deleted User] commented
I'm transgender and haven't legally changed my name yet. Teams deadnames me all day to me and all my coworkers. This is not okay. Preferred names need to be a feature.
Ya Microsoft, why is this so hard for you to figure out? This seems like a really critical feature... I want a nickname for my team members.
Anthony Yee commented
As a manager in process of integrating multiple teams with different cultures and responsibilities, have a basic option to allow more personal and normal exchange is very important.
Andrew Penhorwood commented
Adding a nickname is very important. It is a deal breaker for us. We will need to use another solution due to this issue.
Suresh Krishnasamy commented
My students cant even use their names in the discussions...they are all being referred to as numbers as its tied to their matric number... Its been 2 years, any chance of an update or something about the possibility of this being done?
Agree, especially for guest accounts. Using their email address name is not helpful at all as that is sometimes obscure. It would be very useful to be able to edit these names to more meaningful ones.
This is the most necessary feature in Teams! It makes it hard to use natural language in conversation, which is what Teams is supposed to do.
Competitive software (e.g. Slack) let me do this already.
This is a necessary feature. It is ridiculous people don't have the ability to use preferred name as their display name.
Ian Caldwell commented
We need a nickname feature in Teams - with the admin option to enable or disable. For example, our office locations include Thailand, where everyone uses nicknames as their work names - but not as their first name or last name.
Microsoft Teams showing incorrect user display name, and we cannot even change it. Does any one know who to change the user display name.
I strongly agree. I want to edit my display name or give myself a nickname for others to @mention me
Ken Guest commented
this is much more important than anything else. please make it so.
Please make this change in MSTeams, no user should have to use their name taken from their email address at standard.
Yes, please! I know you can currently delete the last name, but it's a hassle to keep doing it that way. Would very much prefer the first name or nickname route to keep the conversation human. :) Thanks.
Me and one of my coworkers have the same names and we keep receiving each other's messages.
Before my office switched to Team we used Slack.
In Slack we just changed our nicknames so people would no longer mix up our names.
Now, once again, we keep receiving each other's messages.
Johann Viehboeck commented
There are reasons for display name conventions other than first name + last name. Teams should either enable a social collaboration nickname or at least take the first name user attribute into account, when shortening a mention.
Bob Luursema commented
I am very much in favor! My organization uses "Lastname, Initials. (Given name)". Nicknames would be much better.