How To Change Your Name On Zoom

Update your display name

What To Know

  • Before a meeting: Go to SettingsProfile > Edit my Profile > Edit > make your changes > Save Changes.
  • During a meeting: Tap Participants > hover over your name > More > Rename > enter a new name > Rename.
  • You may need the host's permission to change your name.

This article teaches you how to change your name on Zoom on a computer as well as on the Zoom smartphone app.

How To Change Your Name on Zoom Before Joining a Meeting on PC or Mac

If you regularly switch between personal Zoom calls and professional ones, you may find that you wish to use different names for the type of call you're taking. It's simple to change over whether you're using the PC or Mac-based Zoom app. Here's what to do.

  1. Open Zoom. 

  2. Click Settings.

    Zoom desktop app with Settings cog highlighted
  3. Click Profile.

    Zoom desktop app Settings with Profile highlighted
  4. Click Edit my Profile.

    Zoom desktop app Settings with Edit my profile highlighted
  5. Click Edit next to your name.

    Zoom website with Edit next to Display Name highlighted

    You may need to log into your Zoom account via your browser first.

  6. Change the name under Display Name to your chosen name.

    Display name highlighted on Zoom website settings
  7. Scroll down and click Save Changes.

    Zoom website with edit name open and Save Changes highlighted
  8. Your name has now been successfully changed across all meetings.

How To Change Your Name on Zoom Before Joining a Meeting on iOS or Android

If you regularly use the Zoom app on your smartphone, the process to change your name is a little different. Here's what to do.

  1. Open Zoom.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Tap your profile name.

    Steps needed to find profile info on Zoom mobile app
  4. Tap Display Name.

  5. Tap your first and last name to change them individually.

  6. Tap Save.

    Zoom mobile app with settings for changing display name highlighted
  7. Your Display Name has now been successfully changed.

How To Change Zoom Name During a Meeting on PC or Mac

If you're mid-meeting and you realize you want to change your name, you'll need to do so through slightly different options than before joining a meeting. Read on as we explain how to do so on PC or Mac.

Depending on how the meeting is set up, you may need to wait for the host to approve your change of name. 

  1. Open Zoom.

  2. Join the meeting.

  3. Tap Participants.

    Zoom desktop app with a meeting open and Participants highlighted
  4. Hover over your name on the participants list.

  5. Click More.

  6. Click Rename.

    Zoom desktop app with a meeting open and participants list on display with Rename highlighted
  7. Enter the name you desire then click Rename.

  8. Your name has now been changed within the meeting.

How To Change Zoom Name During a Meeting on iOS or Android

If you want to change your name within Zoom during a meeting on iOS or Android, the method is fairly simple. Here's how to do it. 

As with PC/Mac based meetings, you may need to wait for the host to approve your name change.

  1. Open Zoom.

  2. Join the meeting.

  3. Tap Participants.

  4. Tap your name.

    Zoom mobile app with participants list open and highlighted
  5. Tap Rename.

  6. Enter your name then tap Done.

    Zoom mobile app with rename participant highlighted
  7. Your name is now changed within the meeting.

How To Change Your Name on Zoom via the Website

If you want to change your display name via the website, such as before even needing to log into the app for a meeting, it's simple when you know how. Here's where to look and what to change.

  1. Go to https://zoom.us/

  2. Click Sign In and enter your log-in details.

    Zoom website with Sign-in highlighted
  3. Click Edit next to your name.

    Zoom website with edit display name highlighted within profile
  4. Click under Display Name and enter the new name you wish.

    Zoom website with edit profile info open and Display Name highlighted
  5. Scroll down and click Save Changes.

    Zoom website with edit profile open and Save Changes highlighted
  6. Your name is now successfully changed on Zoom. 

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