How to change the name in Zoom before and during the conference

18 October 2023

One of the most popular programs for online conferences is Zoom. Today we will figure out how to change the name in Zoom, if there is such a need, so that you do not have to return to this issue at the wrong time. This can be done in all versions of the program. 

How to change the name in the web version of Zoom

The client settings are managed directly by the user. To change your name, you will need to log in to your personal account on the site. Log in with your username and password and click on your avatar. In the window that appears, click on your name. 

How to change the name in the web version of Zoom

A new window will open, where the inscription “edit” will appear next to the name. By clicking on it, the system will redirect you to the editing window, where you can change not only the name, but also other data of your profile. After making all the corrections, do not forget to confirm your actions with the appropriate button, otherwise they will not be saved.

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Name change in desktop application on PC

Since most users prefer to install the program on their computer to ensure a more stable connection, we will also analyze how to change the name in Zoom in a desktop application. In this case, the user can change the account name and the name separately for a specific conference. 


In the first case, if you need to change the name of the entire account, log in to the application and go to the settings tab via the gear icon in the upper right corner. Click on the “profile” tab, and then on the “edit my profile” button. You will be automatically redirected to the client’s website, where changes need to be made in the way already described above. 


Changing the name in the ZOOM mobile app

Many people use the mobile version of the application, in which you can also change the account name. Launch the app and on the home screen, in the lower right corner, click on the gear icon. You will be redirected to the settings window, where click on the arrow next to the name. In the window that opens, up-to-date information will be displayed in the “display name” column. When you click on this column, a window will light up where editing information will be available. 

How to rename in Zoom during a conference

Many users do not know how to rename the zoom during the conference, although this option is available. This can be done both on the PC and in the mobile version of the client. 


To temporarily change your signature to participate in the conference, look for your name in the list of participants. When you hover the cursor over it, the “advanced” function will be displayed. Click on it and select “rename” in the drop-down list. A window will appear where you can enter the necessary data. Confirm your action by clicking on the “ok” button. The signature will become the same as soon as the current meeting ends.


On a smartphone

On a smartphone

As in the desktop application, in the mobile version of the client, you can also change the screen name, that is, the one that is relevant only at the time of a particular conference. To do this, during the meeting, click on the “participants” icon on the bottom menu bar, find your name in the list and click on the arrow located to the right of it. In the window that opens, click “rename” and correct the existing value to the desired one. After accepting the changes, the contact will be renamed, but only until the end of the conference.

Now, knowing how to change the name in Zoom under certain circumstances, you will no longer have difficulties with this procedure. 

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