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 behavior, & can decide if you want to see a Slack notification every time a chart or map of yours is published.

Where to find the team settings

To change the team settings, first log in. Then you'll find a little "hamburger menu" at the top right. Click on it, then click on the name of your team & on "settings":

Once you've done that, you'll have the choice between "Team members" and "Chart settings". Choose "Team members" if you want to check the current members of your team and invite new ones. 

Let's have a closer look on the "Chart settings":

The chart settings of your team – an overview

Once you click on "Chart settings", you'll see four options: Default locale, embedding, folders & slack notifications. Let's go through all of them in detail.

Default locale: Display dates, numbers & in-chart elements in your language

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.


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 troubles setting it up, get in touch with


If you're 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 a default: In most cases, you want new team members to be aware 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 interacted with the folders themselves.

"Displaying chart locale" means that the individual chart locales will be shown in the top right corner of each chart in the team charts view:

That's an especially helpful setting if you're translating a lot of charts in your organization. 

Slack notifications

The last setting lets you get a Slack message every time a chart is published or updated by your team. To enable this feature, you'll need a webhook URL from Slack. Learn how to get one in this Slack How-To; then paste it in the little text box below:

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