How to change your name on Zoom - here's what you should know

Zoom is a popular app for online conferences and meetings. It has gained its popularity mainly because, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many employees of different companies, students, and schoolchildren have been relocated to remote work and education. 

In the rush of a busy day at work or school, we can sometimes make a mistake and enter our names incorrectly while registering on a new app. Or the average user just needs to change his or her name.

In this article, we will tell you how to change your name on Zoom.

How to change your name on Zoom app or website

You can change your name either on the website or in the app on your computer or smartphone.

To do this on the Zoom website:

  • Sign in to your Zoom account;
  • Click “Profile” in the left sidebar;
  • Click “Edit”, located in the corner to the right of your name;
  • Enter your full name and “Display Name”;
  • Scroll down and click “Save”.

To change your name on the desktop app:

  • Open it and sign in to your account;
  • Click your profile icon in the top-right corner of the window;
  • Select “My Profile” from the dropdown menu;
  • Click “Edit”, located in the corner to the right of your name;
  • Enter your new name and click “Save”.

To change your name on the mobile app:

  • Open Zoom on your mobile device and sign in;
  • Open “Settings”;
  • Select the banner with your name and email address at the top of the screen;
  • Tap “Display Name”;
  • Enter your new name and tap “Save”.

How to change your name on Zoom during a meeting

Sometimes it happens that our name is displayed incorrectly during a conference or meeting and needs to be changed immediately. To change your display name during a meeting, you have to follow these steps:

  • Tap “Participants”, located in the bottom toolbar of the meeting window;
  • Hover over your name and select “More” (desktop), or tap your name (mobile);
  • Select “Rename”;
  • Enter your new name and click “Rename” or “Done”.

You should also know that the conference administrator can change the settings and disallow name changes during the meeting. For this reason, in some cases, it’s better to make sure that your name is entered correctly in advance.

Featured image credit: Tribune

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