How to change your name on Zoom



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If you want to appear under a different name in your Zoom meetings, it’s easy to change your display name in Zoom. We’ll show you how to do this in Zoom on desktop and mobile.

You can change your Zoom In display name or during a meeting. In this guide, you will learn how to change both your full name (first and last name) and your display name.

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If you’re not already in a Zoom meeting, use the methods here to change your Zoom display name.

On the desktop and the web

The process for changing the display name in Zoom on the desktop and on the web is the same. This is because if you click on the option to change your name in the Zoom desktop application, you will be redirected to the Zoom website. So you might as well use the Zoom site to change your name.

To get started, open a web browser on your computer and navigate to the Zoom site. Log into your account on the site.

A “My Profile” page will appear upon login. If you don’t see this page, click on “My Account” in the upper right corner of Zoom.

On the “My Profile” page, next to your current name, click “Edit”.

Your profile details are now editable. To change your display name, click on the “Display name” field and enter a new name. If you also want to change your first and last name, use the “First name” and “Last name” fields, respectively.

Finally, save your changes by clicking on the “Save” button.

Click on "Display a name", enter a new name and click "To safeguard."

And you have successfully changed your display name in Zoom. To complete tasks faster, consider learning Zoom’s keyboard shortcuts.

On mobile

If you’re using an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the Zoom app to change your display name.

To do this, first launch the Zoom app on your phone. Log into your account in the app.

In the lower Zoom bar, tap “Settings”.

Faucet "Settings" in the Zoom mobile app.

On the “Settings” screen at the top, tap your current name.

Tap the username on the "Settings" page.

A “My Profile” screen will open. Here, tap on “Show name”.

To select "Display a name" on the "My profile" page.

You will see an “Edit Name” page. Here, tap on the ‘Show name’ field and enter a new name for your account. To change your first and last name, press the “First name” and “Last name” fields respectively.

Then save your changes by pressing “Save” in the upper right corner.

Faucet "Display a name,", enter a new name, and press "To safeguard."

And you are ready. Join a new Zoom meeting and you’ll see your new name there.

Change your name on Zoom during a meeting

You can change your display name while still in a Zoom meeting. Here’s how to do it.

On the desktop and the web

On the desktop and web versions of Zoom, you will use the same procedure to change your display name.

To get started, while you’re on your meeting screen, click “Participants” at the bottom.

Click on "Participants" at the bottom of the meeting screen.

A “Participants” section will open on the right. Hover your cursor over your name and click “More”.

Hover over the username and select "Following."

In the “More” menu, click on “Rename”.

To choose "Rename" from "Following" menu.

A small “Rename” box will open. Click on the text field in this area, enter a new name and click “OK”.

Type a new name in the "Rename" box and click "OKAY."

And Zoom will now use your newly entered name in your account.

On mobile

To change your Zoom display name on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, tap “Participants” while you are in a meeting. If you don’t see this option, tap anywhere on your screen and the option will appear.

Faucet "Participants" on the meeting screen.

On the “Participants” screen, tap your name.

Tap the username on the "Participants" page.

In the menu that opens, press “Rename”.

Faucet "Rename" in the menu.

You will see a “Enter a new screen name” box. Here, type in your new name and press “OK”.

Enter a new name and click "Okay" in the "Enter a new screen name" box.

And that’s how you personalize your name before and during a meeting in Zoom. Glad to name you!

You may also want to learn how to change the host of a meeting in Zoom. It’s very easy to do.

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