How to Change Your Zoom Name Before a Meeting

Sign in to the Zoom desktop client. Click your profile picture, then click Settings. Click Profile . Note: You can also click My Profile, which will open a new web browser window where you can edit your name in the Zoom web portal.

If you’re a frequent Zoom user, you may have experienced the embarrassment of having an inappropriate or incorrect name appear during a professional meeting. Maybe you changed your name for fun during a friendly Zoom chat and forgot to change it back. Whatever the reason may be, it can be awkward to have an unsuitable name show up in a work-related setting. Luckily, there’s a quick and easy solution.

First, go to the Zoom website and scroll down to the “Test to Zoom” section. Click on it and join the meeting. Wait for a few seconds until it joins and then open it up. You should see a prompt that asks if you can hear the ringtone and see the video. Click “Yes” for both.

Next, click on the “More” button and select “Participants.” From there, click on “More” again and select “Rename.” You can now change your name to something more suitable for your work meeting.

This is also a good opportunity to check your video settings and make sure everything looks and sounds the way you want it to. Make sure your camera is angled correctly and that your microphone is working properly.

It may seem like a minor detail, but having the right name displayed during a Zoom meeting can make a big difference in how you and your message are perceived. So, take a few moments before your next meeting to ensure that your name and video appearance are exactly how you want them to be.

While there are other ways to change your Zoom name, this method is quick and easy to use right before a meeting. So, avoid any potential embarrassment and make sure you’re presenting the most professional version of yourself during your next Zoom call.


Why can't I change my name during a Zoom meeting?
The host has a lot of power, and one of them is restricting the change of names during a meeting. Therefore, if you can't change your name during a zoom meeting, it's probably a setting on the administrator's end.
Can I rename myself during a Zoom meeting?
To change your name after entering a Zoom meeting, click on the “Participants” button at the top of the Zoom window. 2.) Next, hover your mouse over your name in the “Participants” list on the right side of the Zoom window. Click on “Rename”.
How do you rename in Zoom while in waiting room?
Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an admin with the privilege to edit account settings. In the navigation menu, click Account Management then Account Settings. Click the Meeting tab. Under In Meeting (Basic), click the Allow host or co-host to rename participants in the waiting room toggle to enable or disable it.