We need to change our name while attending Zoom meetings so that the Host can easily recognize that it’s you. It is recommended that you always share your complete name while attending Zoom meetings so the host can admit you to the room if they have a waiting room enabled. In this tutorial, we will guide you as to how to change your name on Zoom while attending meetings.
Zoom is one of the most flexible and user-friendly video meeting apps, it allows users to make changes in their name while attending meetings. Thus, you can make this change on any device at any given moment.
In the following article, you will see how to do it by using a mobile app and via computer.
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How to change your name on Zoom
On Phone (Android and iOS)
Step 1: To change your name after entering a Zoom meeting, click on the “Participants” button at the bottom of the Zoom window.
Step 2: Tap on your name.
Step 3: Tap on “Rename” to rename.
Step 4: Enter a new screen name so the host and others can recognize you easily.
Step 5: Modify your name as you want and click “OK” to confirm.
On Computer (Mac and Windows)
If you use the computer and want to change your name during Zoom meeting, follow the below steps:
Step 1: Click on “Participants” at the bottom of your screen.
Step 2: A list of participants will appear on the right side of the screen. Hover your cursor over your name until you see the option “More”.
Step 3: Now, click on “More” and then select “Rename”.
Step 4: A pop-up window appears, wherein you have to enter your complete name and then click “OK” to confirm.
Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ
Can you change other’s usernames in Zoom?
If you are the host of the meeting, you will have the option to rename another user. All you need to do is just click on the “Participants” tab at the bottom of the screen and then click on “More” next to the username. Type a new username as and when the option appears on the screen’ once done, save it to confirm.
Why can’t I change my zoom name?
The Zoom meeting app allows you to change your name before each and every meeting you about to join. The default setting is the name on your account. But you can change it easily before join a meeting. When you join a meeting by clicking on a link, it will automatically bypass the option to change your name.
How do I change my name on Zoom before a meeting?
You can change your name on zoom before meeting by using a computer (whether it is a laptop or desktop)
First of all, you need to click on the blue “Join a Meeting” button. Then, enter the Meeting ID number in the first section, followed by your first name and last initial in the second section.
You can clear the section to add a name by click on the box, and change the text, as you want.
Can I join a zoom Meeting anonymously?
Yes, you can!
By default, when you join a Zoom meeting, you will see a screen “Join a Meeting” and a box with your name in it.
You can change the name appear in the box before you join a meeting so that you maintain privacy.