How to update your email in Slack


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This article describes how to update your email in Slack so that it shows your preferred email.


Slack displays your preferred email address set in VT PeopleSearch. Therefore, to show a specific email in Slack, it must be set as your preferred email address. The steps are outlined below:

  1. Follow these instructions for setting a preferred email address, Setting Preferred Displayed Email Address (vt.edu). It can take anywhere from 24-48 hours for any changes to take affect.
  2. Once your preferred email updates in VT PeopleSearch, sign into Slack via the VT single sign-on process at http://virginiatech.slack.com to update it there. It is recommended to use a Private/Incognito browser to ensure that your Slack profile will do the update.