Change your display name in gmail

Your tin nhắn name and address are the first things people see when they get your email, so it better be perfect, right?

But how vị you edit your email name and address to fit your gmail sending needs?You don’t have sầu to be a chameleon to make it happen.

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In this article, I’ll give you a simple walk-through guide on how lớn change your email name & address.

Here’s what this article contains:

(Use the liên kết below to lớn jump lớn a specific section)

Here’s a break down of the terms I’ll be using throughout this article:

Recipient – the person who receives your gmail.Primary tin nhắn address – the email address you use to lớn sign in to lớn your gmail trương mục.Secondary gmail address – the gmail address you use as an alternative lớn your primary address, such as a business address or a recovery ID in case you forget your password.Google Account Name – the name you use across all your Google apps such as Docs, Drive sầu, and Calendar, etc.G Suite Account – work or school Gmail accounts ending in

E-Mail Names vs. Usernames: What’s the Difference?

Most people think tin nhắn names và email usernames are the same things.They’re not.


An gmail name (also known as a sender name) is the name that’s displayed when you sover an email. Your email username, however, is your tin nhắn address.

For example, in the image below, the gmail name is “John” và the username is “john


How vày you find this information?In most email clients, you’ll have sầu khổng lồ tap or hover your mouse over your profile picture to access this information.

So how do you change it?Changing your sender name is fairly simple.However, you might not always be able to change the tin nhắn username.

How to Change Your Thư điện tử Name

Note – I’ll be talking about Gmail here, but the process is the same for different tin nhắn services lượt thích Microsoft, Hotmail, & Yahoo Mail. However, if you’re using Microsoft Exchange accounts, you can contact your administrator for help.

By mặc định, your gmail name in Gmail and your Google tài khoản name are the same.

If you want lớn change your tin nhắn name, you can choose to:

Change your name in Gmail only.Change your name across all your Google apps.

Cliông chồng on the liên kết khổng lồ jump khổng lồ a specific method:

How to lớn Change Your E-Mail Name Only

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how lớn edit your sender name.

cảnh báo – You can’t change the gmail name from the Gmail sản phẩm điện thoại phầm mềm. You’ll have sầu khổng lồ vày it through your browser.

Step 1Open your Gmail trương mục by typing in your tin nhắn ID and password.

Step 2Go lớn your tài khoản settings by clicking the gear ibé in the top right corner of your inbox.From the drop-down menu that pops up, clichồng Settings.


Step 3If you’re using a regular Gmail account (that ends in tin nhắ, cliông xã on the Accounts và Import tab.


If you’re using a G Suite account, cliông xã the Accounts tab.

Step 4Under Sover mail as, click edit info against the tin nhắn name you want lớn change.


Step 5Enter the new name or alias you want lớn display in your emails in the name field.Select the button next khổng lồ your new display name & cliông xã on Save sầu Changes.


How lớn Change Your Google Account Name

You can also change your Google trương mục name. Changing your Google tài khoản name will also change your Gmail email name automatically.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how lớn vị this:

chú ý – You can also update your Google Account name from the Android and iPhone Gmail app.

Step 1Log in khổng lồ your Google Account.


Step 2Cliông xã Personal info in the left sidebar.

Step 3Under Profile, clichồng NAME.


Quiông chồng Note – You can also change your password by clicking the PASSWORD option.

Step 4Click the pencil icon khổng lồ edit your current name.


chú ý – If you’re using a G Suite trương mục, you need khổng lồ liên hệ the admin to change your name.

Step 5Enter your new name & click the DONE button.


How to Change Your Email Address (Username) in Gmail

Changing your tin nhắn address can be tricky.

Why?Gmail usually doesn’t allow you to lớn change your gmail ID if it ends in

Usually?While there is a step-by-step method in place, it doesn’t work for every user. Gmail doesn’t specify why, but you can always try it!

But if you have sầu a G Suite tài khoản, you may find it easier lớn change your username. All you have sầu khổng lồ bởi vì is ask the G Suite administrator for help.

However, if you’re still unable lớn change your username, you’ll have sầu to lớn create a new Gmail trương mục and import the data from your existing tài khoản.

Inconvenient, right?But don’t worry.

I’ll show you Gmail’s method to lớn change your username, và if that doesn’t work, I’ll show you how to lớn import your user data quickly into lớn a new account:

How to lớn Change Your Existing E-Mail Address

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how lớn change your existing tin nhắn address in Gmail.

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Note – this isn’t guaranteed khổng lồ work for every user.

Step 1Log in to lớn your Google Account.


Step 2Clichồng on Personal info in the left sidebar.

Step 3Under Contact info, clichồng EMAIL.


Quiông xã Note – You can add your phone number khổng lồ boost your trương mục security by clicking the PHONE option.

Step 4Click on Google Account email.If you can’t open this setting, it isn’t possible lớn change your tin nhắn address.


However, if you’re able khổng lồ open this, follow the next step.

Step 5 (If you can clichồng on Google Account email)Select edit, next to the tin nhắn address you want to change. Enter the new email address for your account và follow the on-screen instructions.

Note – You will receive a verification tin nhắn at the new address. To complete the address change, you need khổng lồ click on the verification link in that email. 

Additional Tip: Add Secondary Email Addresses

In addition khổng lồ your primary tin nhắn ID, you can add other IDs khổng lồ your Google Account và use them khổng lồ sign in.

To vì this, cliông xã on the Advanced option in the EMAIL section of Personal Info.

You can add secondary tin nhắn ids lượt thích Contact email, Alternative emails, và About Me emails for your Google Account.


Note – Google will sover a verification code khổng lồ the secondary email address to lớn confirm the update.

How to lớn Import Data from an Existing Account to lớn a New Gmail Account

If Gmail doesn’t allow you to lớn change your gmail address, you’ll have sầu lớn create a new gmail trương mục (with the address you want) & import your existing data there.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how khổng lồ do that.

I’m transferring data from an old ID – ross.kumar18
tin nhắ

Step 1Create a new Gmail account và log in to it.

Step 2Go lớn your account settings by clicking the settings inhỏ (the gear icon) in the top right corner of your mailbox.

From the drop-down thực đơn that pops up, cliông chồng Settings.


Step 3If you’re using a regular Gmail account (that ends in tin nhắ, clichồng the Accounts và Import tab.


If you’re using a G Suite account, cliông chồng the Accounts tab.

Step 4Under the Import mail và contacts section, click on Import mail và contacts.


Note – If you’re using a G Suite tài khoản và you don’t see the import mail option, you’ll need khổng lồ contact your administrator.

Step 5A new browser window will pop up.

In the text box displayed, enter your old address and cliông xã the Continue button.


You will now be asked to sign in khổng lồ your old mail account.xuất hiện a new browser tab and sign in khổng lồ your old trương mục.

You’ll now be signed in to both your old & new addresses.


Step 6After signing in to lớn your old trương mục, cliông xã Continue.Another browser window will pop up, asking you for access khổng lồ your old email tài khoản.


Once you grant access, you’ll see a status message if the authentication was successful.


Step 7Now cthua thảm this window & go khổng lồ the previous pop-up window (the one with your new account).

Select the import options for your old mail tài khoản.You can now import contacts, old emails, and forward all new mail (for the next 30 days) from your old tài khoản lớn the new trương mục.


Select the desired options from the thực đơn and clichồng on Start import.

Step 8After the import is complete, a finished status message will be displayed on the screen.


Step 9Now refresh your new Gmail tài khoản.You can view the messages from your old mail account under the thư mục with your old tài khoản name.



Note – To stop importing, cliông chồng stop in the “Import mail & contacts” section. 



While it can be tricky lớn change the gmail name & Gmail address of your current account, it isn’t impossible.

Just follow the steps I listed above, và you’ll be fine!If you have sầu any more questions about this, let me know in the comments below.

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Lisa Martin
Hi,Thank you for the thorough instructions. However I am experiencing a problem!

I was able khổng lồ change my trương mục name across all of G Suite & now when I sover a regular tin nhắn through Gmail, the From name shows up correctly as the new name.

But when I go lớn vì a email, & sover myself a thử nghiệm email, the From name shows up as “Default” — which obviously is terrible as no one would ever open an email from “Default.”

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