Usually, if you choose to turn off the video, Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Microsoft Teams etc. video conferencing applications such as display your name. Often it is the name you use to create an account for the corresponding video calling service. This is why keeping a recognizable or real name is a must, especially when you’re in an online classroom or formal meeting. Many users are confused about changing or using their real name during a Google Meet call on Android, iOS, iPadOS and PC. In this post, we will share how you can change your name and view your picture in Google Meet.
Sometimes there is a typo in the name and this is a possible reason why you want to change the name. You must have checked the Google Meet settings and got a little confused. So you must be wondering if the name (or profile picture) can be changed in Google Meet.
Let’s find the answer to all these questions.
Can We Change Name on Google Meet?
Yes you can. However, the process is a little twisted. Your Google Meet account is linked to your Google account. Therefore, you need to change the name (and profile picture) directly in your Google account. Doing this means Google Drive, Google Photos, Gmail, etc. It replaces your name and picture on all other Google services, such as
If that’s okay with you, here are the steps to change name and picture in Google Meet on PC, Android, iPhone and iPad.
How to Change Name and Picture in Google Meet on PC
As mentioned above, you need to change the name directly from the Google account settings. There are many ways to get to the Google account settings page from your laptop.
Method 1: From Google Meet
Open the Google Meet website in your browser. Sign in with your Google account. Click the profile picture icon in the upper right corner. Under Your account, select Manage your Google account.
Click Personal info from the left sidebar, then click Name under Your Profile. If you want to change the picture for Google Meet, click the icon next to Photo and add an image.
Enter your first and last name under the boxes and click Save. Open Google Meet and you will see the new name.
Pro Tip: Learn how to hide and show yourself in Google Meet.
Method 2: From Google Chrome
If Google Chrome is your default browser and you’re signed in with the Google account you use for Meet, click the three-dot icon in the upper-right corner of Chrome. Select settings.
Click Manage your Google account. Go to Personal info > Name (or photo) and change your name as shown above.
Method 3: From the link
You can also visit myaccount.google.com directly from any browser on your computer. Click Personal information after logging into your Google account. Click the name or photo and change it according to your need.
How to Change Name and Picture in Google Meet on Android, iPhone and iPad
Method 1: From Google Meet
Open the Google Meet app on your phone. Tap the three-bar icon at the top.
Your account will appear. Tap the small down arrow next to the email ID. Tap on Manage your Google account.
You will be taken to the Google account settings screen. Tap the Personal information tab. Tap on Name or Photo to change them.
Alternatively, open the browser on your phone and visit myaccount.google.com. Tap on Personal information. Tap to change the name or photo.
Method 2: From Settings (Android Only)
Open Settings on your phone and go to Google. Tap on Manage your Google account. You will be redirected to Google settings. Tap on Personal information. Change the name or picture of Meet and other Google services. Check out 13 hidden Google settings to help you personalize your phone.
Troubleshooting: Name and Profile Picture Not Changing on Google Meet
If following the above methods does not change the name or photo in Google Meet, apply the following troubleshooting fixes:
If you are using a PC, close and reopen the Meet tab. You can even close the entire browser. If this does not fix the problem, restart your PC. Similarly, on a mobile phone or tablet, close the Google Meet app or restart your phone.
Next, you should try clearing the cache of the Meet app or your browser.
To clear the cache in the browser, open the browser settings. Under Privacy, look for Clear browsing data. Click on it.
Check the box next to Cached images and files (uncheck the other options) and hit the Clear data button. Doing so will clear the cache of all websites. Learn how to clear the cache for one website only.
To clear the cache of the Meet app on your Android phone, open Settings and go to Apps. Tap Google Meet.
Tap on Storage and then Clear cache. Learn the difference between Clear Cache and Clear Data on Android.
Think Before You Jump
We hope you were able to successfully rename your Google Meet account. As mentioned earlier, name and photo changes will be reflected in all your Google services. So consider this before changing the name or picture.
Next: Want to share a PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) on Google Meet? Learn how to do this on Android, iPhone and computer from the next link.