How to Change Name on Zoom

Do you know how to change your Zoom name? You might want to do this to give yourself a fun nickname in a themed Zoom party or even add your graduation date to a virtual alumni event (that's what I did, recently, anyway). For whatever reason you need to learn how to change your name on Zoom, we've got you covered.

Related: How to Use the Zoom App on an iPhone & iPad

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How to Change Your Name on Zoom

You'll need to have a Zoom call open before you can change your name using this method. To change your name outside of a call, skip to the next section.

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You can change your name to anything you want at any point during any Zoom call (is anyone else feeling the stirrings of an April Fool's Day prank in this?). To learn more about customizing your Zoom experience, check out our Tip of the Day newsletter.

  1. Launch Zoom.
  2. Click Participants in the bottom menu.

    Click Participants
  3. A menu will pop up to the side of your Zoom window. Click More.

    Click More
  4. Click Rename.

    Select Rename
  5. Enter your new name and click OK. You can also choose whether this name will become your default Zoom name for future Zoom meetings.

    Rename and click OK

Now your display name will be updated for everyone to see!

How to Change Your Name on Zoom Profile

If you don't want to wait until you're already on a Zoom call to change your display name, you can do so from your Zoom account's profile settings at any time.

  1. Go to
  2. Log into your account.

    Log into Zoom
  3. If you're not already there, click Profile in the left-hand menu bar.

    Click Profile
  4. Click Edit.

    Click Edit
  5. Review and change your profile name and/or display name. You can also scroll down to see other options to customize.

    Change name on Zoom details
  6. Click Save.

    Save changed Zoom name

Now you know how to change your name on Zoom! 

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Elisabeth Garry is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. Formerly of Gartner and Software Advice, they have six years of experience writing about technology for everyday users, specializing in iPhones, HomePods, and Apple TV. As a former college writing instructor, they are passionate about effective, accessible communication, which is perhaps why they love helping readers master the strongest communication tools they have available: their iPhones. They have a degree in Russian Literature and Language from Reed College.

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