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.