new udpate in contacts

Marcin P
Marcin P
edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics


Just noticed that Smartsheet switched on new update which is name badge at each contact. It is ueful on the top bar to clearly see who is seeing the sheet with us, but in rows this feature is not such good imo.

It brings unnecessary colours into the sheet and makes it bit messy.

Is it possible to switch it off somewhere in settings?


  • I would have to agree.  While it can be useful as a tool to see who is currently included in my account as a user versus a named entry in the contact list, it is proving to be colorful distraction that can be quite overwhelming on sheets where I may have multiple contact list columns.  I second the motion for an option to toggle the ability to turn it on/off either in the contact list or the Personal Settings ... area perhaps?

  • Faith Glass-Wilson
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    I agree as well! This new feature makes the sheet too busy and requires a larger column width to display contact info. Smartsheet please make this a feature we can turn off.  

  • Paul Newcome
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    edited 09/27/18

    I too put in my vote for being able to turn this feature off. It is way too busy and way too distracting from the actual data.


    Submitting an enhancement request now.

  • Dietrich Koch
    Dietrich Koch ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    you got my vote!

  • Me too

  • Kyle Morgan
    Kyle Morgan ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Add me.

    I am absolutely not a fan of this.

    I am running close to 500 sheets and this is making an absolute mess of at least half of them.

    Please let me turn this off!

  • J. Craig Williams
    J. Craig Williams Top Contributor

    As important for me is why have they stopped updating the Release Notes?


  • Why Smartsheet stays so quiet about it?


  • J. Craig Williams
    J. Craig Williams Top Contributor

    I suspect they are busy in the run up the ENGAGE conference.



  • Paul Newcome
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    Good question...