When we receive a Zoom meeting link, we click on it without verifying our account. Imagine joining your office meeting on Zoom with your child’s account logged in. It sounds funny, but it can get awkward with formal meetings. To easily resolve such a blunder, you can change the name of your Zoom without leaving the meeting. If you are curious about how to change your name in Zoom before or after joining a meeting, this is the right place.
You can change your name for all Zoom meetings or just one meeting. We also explained how to change the names of other participants when you are the host and how to fix the issue if you cannot change the name.
Let’s start with the computer, followed by Android, iOS and iPadOS.
How to change profile name in Zoom on PC
You can change your name before joining a Zoom meeting or during a meeting. Let’s check the different ways.
Method 1: Change the zoom name for all meetings
To change your name for all meetings, follow these steps:
Step 1: Launch the Zoom application on your computer.
2nd step: Click on the profile picture icon at the top. Select My Profile from the menu. A web page will open and take you to the Zoom account settings. Log in with your Zoom account details.
Point: If you don’t see My Profile, go to Settings> Profile> Edit Profile.
Step 3: In the Personal section of the left sidebar in the Zoom account settings, go to Profile. Click the Edit button next to your name and enter a new name. Save the changes using the Save button.
Note: The name will be changed for the current meeting only using the following two methods.
Method 2: Change the zoom name before joining a meeting
Without clicking the Zoom meeting link, open the Zoom app and click the Join button.
The Join Meeting dialog box opens. You will get two boxes. The first is to fill in the meeting ID and the second is to enter the display name. Enter your name in the second box. You will need to manually enter the meeting ID.
Pro tip: If this method fails, log out of the Zoom app, then click the Join button.
Method 3: Change the zoom name during a meeting
If you want to change your name after joining a meeting, you don’t need to disconnect the call to change your name. Just click on the Participants icon on the meeting screen.
A sidebar will open. Hover your mouse over your name and click More. Then choose Rename. Enter a new name.
You can also right click on your video preview and select Rename from the menu.
Point: Find out how to display a profile picture instead of a video in Zoom.
How to change the name in Zoom on Android, iPhone and iPad
Like a computer, the zoom name on mobile devices can be changed before or during a meeting. Here are different ways to do this.
Method 1: Change the name of the mobile zoom for all meetings
To change the name of all meetings before joining a meeting, follow these steps:
Step 1: Launch the Zoom app. Tap Settings at the bottom. Tap your name at the top.
2nd step: Touch Display name and edit the name on the next screen.
Method 2: change the zoom name on mobile before joining the meeting
To change your name for only one meeting, tap the Join button on the Zoom app home screen. Enter your name in the Name box.
Method 3: Change the zoom name during the meeting
Step 1: After joining a meeting, tap the Participants tab at the bottom of the Zoom app.
2nd step: Tap your name and choose Rename from the menu.
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Bonus tip 1: How to change participant name in zoom
You can change someone else’s name in the Zoom meeting if you are the host. To do this on PC, join a meeting. Click the Participants tab, then click the participant’s name. Tap the More button, then tap Rename. Or, right-click on the participant’s video and choose Rename.
Bonus tip 2: prevent participants from renaming themselves
Many people, especially children, keep changing names during Zoom meetings. If this bothers you as the host, you can prevent attendees from renaming themselves in your meetings. To do this, open the Zoom account settings from us04web.zoom.us/profile/setting. Go to settings in the left panel. Then click on In a meeting (Basic).
Scroll down and turn off the switch next to the “Allow participants to rename themselves” option.
Correction: impossible to change the name of the zoom
If you cannot change your display name on Zoom using the methods above, you must change it directly from the Zoom website. To do this, open the Zoom account settings from us04web.zoom.us/profile. Log in with your Zoom account. Click Profile in the left sidebar. Then click on Edit next to your name and add a new name.
Try signing out of your account and then signing back in to resolve the issue. Finally, the host may have disabled the ability of participants to rename themselves, as we have shown above. Check out our Zoom account privacy tips that you should use.
Zoom gives stiff competition to similar video conferencing apps from big giants like Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc. It has charted its course to reach great heights by offering simple but useful features. Changing the name is part of it. Unlike Google Meet, Zoom allows you to change the name quite easily, as we saw above. We hope you’ve been able to rename yourself on Zoom.
Do you want to draw in zoom? Find out how to use the whiteboard in Zoom from the following link.
Last updated Sep 8, 2020
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