Author or Editor: Dan Magyar, Manager of Enterprise Applications - Edit

Changing Your Display Name in Google

If you professionally use a different name than the legal name used in your email address, you can change your display name using Google+. This won’t change your actual email address, but it will change how your name is displayed to other people.

To do this, you will need to edit your Google+ profile.

  1. Go to
  2. Click the home icon in the left menu
  3. Click your personal photo/icon in the “What’s new with you?” field
  4. Click the three dots in the upper right corner and choose Edit your info
  5. Click the pencil icon on the right side of the window next to your name
  6. Type your professional name in the “Nickname” field
  7. In the “Display my name as:” field, use the drop-down arrow to select a display name
  8. Click OK

Unprofessional display names, as determined by your supervisor, are not allowed.

Last updated by mccartney_jennifer on 2019-08-02 02:31:17

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