How to change your name and add a photo to Zoom

If you’ve been using Zoom to work from home over these last few months, it’s possible that the name you’re being identified by in the lower left corner is not what you’d prefer. Perhaps it’s your email instead of your name, or it’s all in lower case, or it includes that middle name that you’ve always hated. Whatever the case, it is easy to change your Zoom name — and to add a profile photo, if you want.

If you’re using the desktop Zoom app, here’s how you do it.

  • While you’re in a Zoom conference, click on the button labeled “Participants” on the bottom of the app’s screen. A list of participants will open on the right.
  • Hover over your name and click on “More.”
  • Click on “Rename” and put your preferred designation in the pop-up windows. Click on “Rename” and you’re done.
  • You can use the same “More” button to add a profile photo, which will appear if you disable your camera. (If there’s no profile picture, only your name will appear.) Just click on “Add Profile Picture” and choose an image from your file browser.

It’s even easier on a mobile device. These instructions work for both Android and iOS; only the location of the pop-up windows are slightly different.

  • Open your Zoom app and tap on the “Settings” button on the lower right corner.
  • Tap on your name.
  • To change your name, select “Display Name” and change your name in the pop-up box.
  • To change your photo, select “Profile Photo,” and either take a new photo or choose one from your gallery.

And that’s it!