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How to change your name in 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 it in Zoom on desktop computers and mobile devices.

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

Change your name in Zoom outside of a meeting

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

On desktop and web

The process for changing the display name in Zoom both on the desktop and on the web is the same. This is because if you click the option to change your name in the Zoom desktop app, you will be redirected to the Zoom website. Therefore, you can also use the Zoom site to change your name.

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

You will see a “My Profile” page when you log in. If you don’t see this page, in the upper right corner of Zoom, click on “My Account.”

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

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Your profile details are now editable. To change your display name, click in 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 the “Save” button.

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And you have successfully changed your display name in Zoom. To get things done faster, consider learning the Zoom keyboard shortcuts .

On mobile

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

To do so, first, launch the Zoom app on your phone. Login to your account in the app.

On the bottom bar of Zoom, tap “Settings”.

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

Touch the username on the page

A “My Profile” screen will open. Here, tap ‘Display name’.

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You will see an “Edit Name” page. Here, touch the “Display name” field and enter a new name for your account. To change your first and last name, touch the “First name” and “Last name” fields, respectively.

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

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And everything is ready. Join a new Zoom meeting and you will see your new name there.

Change your name in Zoom during a meeting

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

On desktop and web

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

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

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

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In the “More” menu, click “Rename”.

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

Write a new name in the box

And Zoom will now use your name just entered into your account.

On mobile

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

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On the ‘Participants’ screen, tap their name.

Touch the username on the page

In the menu that opens, tap ‘Rename’.

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You will see a “Please enter a new screen name” box. Here, enter your new name and tap “OK”.

Enter a new name and click

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

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

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