Currently, in Account Settings > Display we have a setting that lets users control whether names in Mattermost are displayed as full names or usernames.
This causes a couple of issues we’ve heard feedback on:
- System Admins want to be able to set this for all their users (most people would prefer full name to be shown by default instead of username)
- Push notifications and email notifications do not follow the existing setting for performance reasons
Based on the above feedback, we plan on switching the setting to be a system wide setting and removing the end user setting.
This would let admins control how the name display looks for all their users, instead of having to explain to them how to go change the setting.
If anyone has feedback or concerns about the proposed change, we would love to hear it - please comment below!