To change your name on Zoom on the desktop app/web version:
To change your name on Zoom on the mobile app:
Tap on ‘Save.’
One of the most popular video meeting apps, Zoom, allows you to customize different parts of your profile, including your profile picture, name, email address, personal ID number, and pronoun, all to the company, department, job title and location.
If you have changed your real name recently, you’d want to update it across different personal and professional profiles, Zoom profile included.
In this post, you’ll learn how to change your name on Zoom across the desktop app, mobile app, and Zoom web version, whether you are in a meeting or not.
Before we get started, it’s important to understand the difference between the full name and the display name on Zoom.
Your full name contains your first and last name. It’s the name other users on the same account can see.
On the other hand, your display name appears on your Zoom profile card and as the default name when you host or join meetings and webinars. Your display name can be your full name or a nickname; if you represent your organization, it can be the name of the company, department, or something else.
For example, if you don't have a Zoom account and are joining a meeting for the first time via a Zoom link, you can enter a temporary display name associated with the device you used for the meeting.
You can change both your full and display name. The option for changing them is found in the same place.
You can change your name on Zoom even if you are not in a meeting. The video meeting allows you to change your name regardless if you are using the desktop app, mobile app, or the web version.
The Zoom desktop app and web version have similar steps for changing the name. The option to change your name on the Zoom desktop client is connected to the web version settings.
If you use the desktop Zoom app, here’s how to change your name:
If you are using the Zoom website:
If you are using Zoom on your mobile, follow the steps to change your name:
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If you entered an incorrect name, or you need to change your name for a certain meeting on Zoom, you can do it while the meeting is ongoing only if the host has enabled the option to change the name during a meeting.
Note: If you are using the web version to join a meeting, you’ll be redirected to the desktop app to change your name during a meeting.
You also have the option to change your name on Zoom while joining a meeting. However, the option is available only if you join a meeting by entering the Meeting ID number, not by joining via a link.
To change your name on Zoom while joining a meeting:
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If you are hosting or co-hosting a meeting on Zoom, you can choose if you want to enable participants to change their names during the meeting.
You can change this option at the account, group, and user levels. However, you can only enable this option via the Zoom web version.
To allow participants to change their names at a user level:
To enable participants to change their names at an account level:
To enable participants to change their names at a group level:
Zoom allows you to change your full and display name regardless of whether you are in a meeting. In this article, we’ve covered how to change your name in Zoom using the desktop app, web version, and mobile app before the meeting or during the meeting.
Additionally, you can change your name if you are joining a Zoom meeting by entering the Meeting ID. Finally, we explored how to enable users to change their names on Zoom if you are hosting the call.