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How to change your name
Subscriber Account active since. Your Google username is what pops up whenever you send someone an email. It's how people identify you, and how they know that it's okay to open those messages, even if your email address doesn't include your full name or another way of identifying who you are. And if you decide you need to change that name for any reason, you can. Keep in mind that changing your username isn't the same as changing your email address — you'd need to create a new account for that. In that case, it would be a good idea to set up automatic forwarding to your new account so you don't miss anything. Changing your username, on the other hand, is less involved than all that.
Although you can change or update your name for a few select Google services on a separate basis, like setting up a Gmail username , it's easier to change it on your Google Account so that it's updated across all your Google services. Some reasons to change your Google name include:. You can change your Google name from a web browser, from your Android device settings, or from within the Gmail iOS app. Navigate to myaccount. Select Personal Info in the vertical menu on the left desktop web or the horizontal menu at the top mobile web. Select the right-facing arrow to the right of your name. Select the pencil icon to edit your name.