Setting Your Preferred Email in Slack


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. You cannot set it directly in Slack. Therefore, to show a specific email in Slack, it must be set as your preferred email address for Virginia Tech. The steps are outlined below:

  1. Follow these instructions for setting a preferred email address, Setting Preferred Displayed Email Address ( 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 to ensure it is updated there. It is recommended to use a Private/Incognito browser or clear your cache to ensure that your Slack profile will do the update.

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