How to change your team settings

If you're an administrator of your team, you might want to make some decisions that apply to the whole team. That's what our team settings are for. Besides inviting team members, you can decide on a default locale, embed code, folder behaviour & can also decide if you want to see a Slack notification every time a chart or map of yours is published.


  1. Where to find the team settings
  2. Team name
  3. Default folder status in "Team Charts" view
  4. Default theme
  5. Default folder
  6. Default locale
  7. Default embed code

Where to find the team settings

To change the team settings, first, log in. Then you'll find a little "hamburger menu" that looks like ☰ at the top right. Click on it, then click on My teams:

You will arrive on the page

If you don't have any teams, you will be asked to create one. If you are part of a team, click on its name to get to the team settings: 

Once you're there, you'll have the choice between Settings, Members, Integrations and Delete team. Choose "Team members" if you want to check the current members of your team and invite new ones. 

Let's have a closer look at the page you're on by default, the  Settings:

Team name

Your team has a name and an ID. You can change the name here in the settings, without worrying about severe consequences. Once you change the name, it will display differently in the team settings, in "Team Charts", and in the menu at the top right. All team members will still be able to access all team charts.

Here's why: The ID of your team doesn't change when you change the team name. To check your team ID, look at the URL – e.g. in the URL is the team ID. Separating name and ID is how we make sure that all the members of your team can access it, even if you've changed the name.

Default folder status in "Team Charts" view

If you're part of a big organization with lots of folders in the "Team Charts" view,  you can decide if new team members will see all your existing team folders collapsed or expanded. We choose "expanded" as default: In most cases, you want new team members to see of all the folders that exist. But we're aware that there are exceptions. 

Your team folders remember if you collapsed or expanded them in the folder tree. And your individual history overwrites the team default. That means that if you've used the Datawrapper folders before, you won't see any changes in your team charts. Choosing if team folders should be expanded or collapsed makes sense for new members in your team before they interact with the folders themselves.

Default theme

Here you can decide on the design theme that you want new visualizations to be in. If you're not paying for a Custom or Enterprise license, you will only be able to choose between six or so very similar design themes. 

By default, the Datawrapper (with data) theme is selected. That means that your charts, maps & tables will come with a "Get the data" link at the bottom, so that your readers can download the data that's displayed. If you don't want that – e.g. because the exact data points should be kept a secret –, select the Datawrapper theme instead.

Default folder

Here you can change the folder in which all team charts land by default (you can still drag them to other folders from there). To do so, make sure you've created at least one subfolder in your team in  Team Charts; then select one as the default folder.

Now when you create a new chart, map or table, you will see the folder you chose as a default folder in the top left of your chart:

Default locale

With the "Default locale", you can make sure that dates, numbers, and in-chart elements are displayed in your language. E.g., an English locale will display numbers in the "1,000.00"-format, while a German locale will display the same number as "1.000,00". 

The default locale will also have an influence on the language in which in-chart-elements like "Source" are written.

Especially tables have a lot of in-chart-elements, like "Search", "next page", "see 15 more" etc:

If you're a multilingual organization, we recommend you choose the language that's used most often in the charts you'll create. When creating charts, maps or tables, you or other creators can still choose an individual locale.

Default embed code

Here you can decide on the default embed code: Do you want to choose our responsive iFrame, an unresponsive iFrame or a custom embed code? You can find more information about the differences in the Academy article "How to embed charts". If you need a custom embed code & have trouble setting it up, get in touch with