Zoom users may need to change their display name occasionally. The good news is that the video conferencing software offers an easy way to do this, both before and during a meeting. There are several reasons why a user might want to change their Zoom display name. One scenario could be when a Zoom account is being used by more than one user, for example, a child using a parent’s account for an online class. In cases like this, changing a user name helps to avoid any confusion for the meeting host.

Another reason why a user might want to change their Zoom user name is because of a mandate in a meeting. Some business meetings require a person’s designation or organization to be mentioned along with their user name. In these cases, a user can choose to modify their name or add details for a particular meeting and change it back after. A user can change their name through any of Zoom’s available platforms, including the website, desktop app, or Android / iOS mobile app.

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To change a Zoom user name before a meeting via the website, first sign in to Zoom. After this, click on the profile icon in the top right corner of the page. From here, click on ‘Edit’ next to the user name. Users can edit the fields for first name and last name, as well as enter their preferred pronouns, job title, organization, and more. After making changes, click on ‘Save’ to update the information. On the Zoom desktop app, users can click on their initials at the top right corner, then Settings and Profile. Clicking on ‘Edit my profile’ will redirect users to the Zoom website, where they will need to sign in and follow the steps above to modify their name.

Change Zoom Name On Website and App

To change a Zoom display name on iOS or Android before a meeting, open the app and then go to Settings at the bottom right corner. Click on the profile information at the top and then tap on ‘Display Name’. After modifying their name, users can also change or add their job title, department, and location. Once done, click on Save to complete the changes.

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Changing a user name during a Zoom meeting is much easier. On the Zoom website or desktop app, look for ‘Participants’ at the bottom of the screen. From here, users will need to locate their name from the list. Placing the cursor on top of the name should bring up a ‘More’ dropdown. Click on ‘Rename’, enter the new name, and then save it. On the Android or iOS app, users will need to click on Participants at the bottom of their screen, find their name from the list, and tap on it. There will be an option to enter a new name and save it. In some cases, a user might not be able to change their name during a Zoom meeting. This is likely due to a restriction by the meeting host.

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