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How to change my name in Gmail | Digital Trends Spanish


There are many reasons why you may want to modify your data in your different email accounts or social networks. Some people created their first account in high school and no longer want to be identified by the embarrassing username they signed up with, or maybe you want to update your middle or last name. Whatever the reason, here we will explain how to change my name in gmail

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How to change my name in Gmail

Step 1: Sign in to your Gmail

The first step is to open Gmail in your web browser, enter your credentials, and sign in to your account.

Step 2 – Go to View all settings

Then click on the gear icon Setting at the top right of your screen. In the dropdown menu that appears, click See all configurations.

Screenshot showing the See all settings option in Gmail.

Step 3 – Click Accounts and Import

Of the multiple tabs that you will see on the screen, click on the one that says Accounts and Import. It is the fourth tab in the row.

Option to rename an account and import emails in Gmail.

Step 4: Go to Edit Information

The fourth option on the list will say send mail as. Below that option, click Edit information.

Screenshot showing the option to edit information in Gmail.

Step 5 – Enter your new username

The last step will take you to a field where you can type your new username. Enter the name of your choice.

Step 6: Save your changes

Click on the option that says Save Changes.

How do I change my Gmail name in the app?

You can’t change your name in the Gmail app on your phone. Instead, you must log in to your Gmail account from your computer or through your mobile’s web browser to complete the steps above.

It’s also worth noting that in some cases, you’ll run into trouble trying to change your Gmail name. You may get an error that says “These settings cannot be changed for your account.”

This could happen mainly due to two reasons. Either you’ve changed your name too many times in a short period of time, or you’re using a Google Workspace account and your administrator won’t let you change your username. In this situation, you should contact your administrator to help you change it.

Can I change my Gmail address without creating a new account?

You can’t change your Gmail email address and keep everything else associated with your Google account the same. If you wish to continue with this, you must create a new account. However, it is possible for you to change your Gmail username while keeping the same account.

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