How to change your name on Gmail (with pictures)

How to change your name on Gmail (with pictures)
How to change your name on Gmail (with pictures)
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If for some reason you want to change the name that is displayed when you send an email with Gmail, please note that you can do it on the web version or with the mobile app. Google only allows you to change the name a maximum of 3 times every 90 days and you cannot change your email address.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Change the name from the website

Change Your Name on Gmail Step 1

Step 1. Log into Gmail

Go to this page in your web browser. If you are already logged in, this will open your Gmail inbox.

If you're not signed in to Gmail, enter your email address and password when prompted

Change Your Name on Gmail Step 2

Step 2. Click on the star wheel icon

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This icon is located at the top right of the Gmail inbox. Click on it to open a drop-down menu.

Change Your Name on Gmail Step 3

Step 3. Select Settings

The option Settings is in the drop-down menu and opens the settings page.

Change Your Name on Gmail Step 4

Step 4. Go to Accounts and Import

This tab is at the top of the page.

Change Your Name on Gmail Step 5

Step 5. Click edit information

This option can be found in the section Send emails as in the settings page. A contextual menu will open.

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Step 6. Check the box next to the empty text field

This is the second box from the top.

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Step 7. Type the name you want to use

In the empty text field, type the name you want to use.

Change Your Name on Gmail Step 8

Step 8. Click Save Changes

This option is at the bottom of the window and allows you to save the changes and then close the window.

Method 2 of 2: Change name on mobile

Change Your Name on Gmail Step 9

Step 1. Open Gmail

Tap the red "M" icon on a white background to open the Gmail app.

If you are not signed in to Gmail, first enter your email address followed by your password

Change Your Name on Gmail Step 10

Step 2. Press ☰

This button is located at the top left of the screen and opens a menu.

Change Your Name on Gmail Step 11

Step 3. Scroll down to the Settings option

The option Settings is at the bottom of the context menu.

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Step 4. Select your account

Tap the email address of the account whose name you want to change.

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Step 5. Tap Manage Accounts

Manage accounts is at the top of the menu.

  • If you are using an Android device, tap My account.
Change Your Name on Gmail Step 14

Step 6. Select Personal Information and Privacy

You will find this option at the top of the page.

  • For Android users, tap Personal informations at the top of the screen.
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Step 7. Tap your name

Your name is in the field name at the top of the page.

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Step 8. Enter your Google account password

At the command prompt, type the password for your email address and then press FOLLOWING.

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Step 9. Tap the edit icon

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It's the pencil icon to the right of your name. Tap on it to open a pop-up menu.

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Step 10. Enter your new name

In text fields First name and name, type the name you want to use.

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Step 11. Tap Done

The button Ended is at the bottom of the pop-up window.

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Step 12. Select CONFIRM at the command prompt

Your changes will be saved and a warning will be displayed informing you that you only have 2 possible changes left in the next 90 days.

Advice

  • If a first and last name is required to create a Google Account, it is not necessary to use a last name to change the name on Gmail.
  • The new name you entered may not be visible until after 24 hours.
  • Make sure your name is appropriate. Never use insults or vulgar language.

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