This guide explains how to customize the default Assistant settings and add a new assistant.

Customize the Assistant

To change Jan's default settings, follow these steps:

  1. Click the three dots next to the assistant dropdown in any thread settings.
  2. Select Edit global defaults.
  3. Edit the assistant.json file based on your preferences. e.g., set a default prompt for instructions.
  4. Refresh the application. Your changes should persist for all future threads.

Customize Assistant

Rename the Assistant

To rename the assistant, follow the steps below:

  1. Select a Thread.
  2. Click on the three dots (⋮) in the Thread section.
  3. Select the Edit Threads Settings to open the threads.json file configurations.
  4. Edit the assistant_name field under the assistants array for the desired assistant name.
  5. Save the file.
  6. Restart the Jan app.

Rename Assistant