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How to manage your name and profile photo on Zoom

Today, what you look like online is sometimes more important than how you look in real life. Therefore, no matter which social network you use, your profile is almost as valuable as the real face you show people when you meet them. It’s your profile that will make the first impression about you if you haven’t met before. This is just as irrefutable for Zoom as it’s for any other online communication app. Often people create their accounts in a hurry due to some individual circumstances, not paying attention to the design when creating them. Later on, they begin to think about setting up their accounts in the way they see them.

How to change your name on Zoom

Sometimes people aren’t happy with their online nickname. It may not match your real name, be inconvenient to communicate with people, or just sound off-putting. Luckily, most social networks give you the option to change your name any way you want, and Zoom is no exception. It’s easy to do and can be done in a number of ways:

How to change your name on Zoom with Zoom web portal

When it comes to changing your name outside of conferences, you can do it in three places: the website, the desktop app, or the mobile app. To change your name on the website, you need to:

  1. Authorize on the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the left sidebar, click on “Profile”.
  3. Locate the “Edit” button to the right of your name.
  4. Next, you will be able to enter your full name and your display name. As the second name implies, this is what you will be seen by other users during the meeting.
  5. To confirm your changes, scroll down the page and click the “Save” button.

This is also where you can change your pronouns, title, location, and company if you wish. If you often use Zoom for work purposes, this may be useful for you.

How to change your name on Zoom with PC or laptop

However, why go to the website if most users have downloaded apps on their PCs and laptops. It’s much more convenient to make all the changes in them than through a browser. To do this, you need to:

  1. On your PC, go to the Zoom app. Authorize if you need.
  2. Find your profile icon located in the upper right corner of the window. Click on it.
  3. After you click on the profile icon, a menu tab will appear on the screen. Select “My Profile” from the options available there.
  4. In the window that pops up, click on the “Edit” button. It will be located to the right of your name.
  5. Next, enter your desired name.
  6. Click “Save” to confirm your changes.

How to change your name on Zoom with your phone

If you don’t have a computer handy and need to change your name, you can also do it from your phone:

  1. Go to the app and log in if necessary.
  2. In the lower right corner of the screen, select “Settings”.
  3. At the top of the screen, you will see a banner with your name and email address. Select it.
  4. Tap “Display Name”.
  5. Next, enter a name that other users will see.

This method applies to both Android and iOS phones. The Zoom app for both types of OS has no cardinal differences, so the way of changing the name is the same.

How to change your profile photo on Zoom

For the same reasons you might want to change your name, you might want to do the same with your photo. For example, in the past you may have used Zoom only for studying, so you put a photo just to be recognizable to a teacher or professor in case you don’t have a camera. But when you came to work, you began to realize that the photo you put up as your profile avatar didn’t look presentable enough. In that case, it’s logical to replace it with a new one. Here’s how you do it on various devices:

How to change your profile photo on Zoom with PC or laptop

If you want to do it through an app on your PC, to do so you need to:

  1. Open the Zoom app and log in.
  2. In the upper right corner, find your current avatar. Click on it and then select “Settings”.
  3. In the left sidebar, select “Profile” and then click on your current profile picture.
  4. Select the “Change Picture” function.
  5. Next, select a new profile picture from those available on your computer.
  6. Confirm the change by clicking on the “Save” button.

In case you want to change your avatar during a meeting, it’s even easier:

  1. To do this, move the mouse cursor over your profile photo.
  2. After that, three dots will appear in the corner. By clicking on them, you can select the “Edit Profile Image” function.
  3. A pop-up window will appear where you will be able to select a new photo.

How to change your profile photo on Zoom with your phone

As with changing your name, this method works for both Apple and Android phones. To change a photo, you need:

  1. Open the Zoom app on your phone. Authorize yourself, if necessary.
  2. In the bottom right corner, tap “Settings”.
  3. Then tap your account name at the top of the screen.
  4. Select “Profile Photo” and then select a new photo. You can also take a new photo rather than select from the ones you already have.
  5. Next, edit the photo and click “Done” to confirm your changes.

How to change your profile photo on Zoom with Zoom web-portal

There are also users who don’t bother themselves with installing apps on their devices and instead use the browser version of Zoom. In order to change a photo through the website, you need to:

  1. Go to your profile page at Zoom, after logging in to the system.
  2. Click on your current profile photo. Click on “Change”.
  3. You can then select a new photo from your computer or phone.
  4. After you have cropped the photo, click “Save” to confirm your changes.

As you can see, changes through the website are the easiest to do. What is especially convenient is that you can use it from any device, so the last method is kind of universal. Of course, the methods for the apps are also very simple and can easily be done by anyone who reads how to do it.

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