Zoom - How To Edit Your Display Name

Note: We are aware of an issue when updating your display name using the Zoom website. We are currently working with Zoom Support to resolve this issue, but we've determined a temporary workaround. If you need to update your display name, please sign into the Zoom mobile app, click Settings, and then edit and save your display name. This will ensure your desired display name shows in all future meetings. For detailed instructions, please visit https://oregonstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1935/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=123716


  • How do I edit my display name on my general OSU Zoom settings so it shows up in all of my meetings?
  • How do I add my personal pronouns to my Zoom display name?


  • Oregon State University
  • Zoom


Zoom users may wish to edit their default display name for all of their Zoom engagements. They may wish to add their personal pronouns to their display name, their title, or other information.


Method 1: Update Display Name in Zoom Website

  1. Log in to Zoom with your OSU credentials at https://is.oregonstate.edu/zoom
  2. Select "Profile" from the left-hand menu
  3. Select "Edit" on the top right next to your name

  4. Edit the "First Name" and "Last Name" text boxes to display your information in the order you wish to set it. This is where you can also add your personal pronouns and/or title after your name.
    Note: The display name will not update until you save.
    Note: As of October 2020, Zoom is not allowing slashes (/, \) in the Last Name. We recommend using commas instead, e.g. (she, her).
  5. Click the orange "Save Changes" button. You should now see your updated "Display Name," which will show up anytime you use your OSU Zoom account to attend a meeting.

Method 2: Update Display Name in Zoom Mobile App

  1. Open the Zoom app on your mobile device
  2. Sign in with your username@oregonstate.edu account
  3. Choose Settings
  4. Tap the arrow next to your profile >
  5. Select Display Name
  6. Set your display name and tap OK



For assistance, contact the Service Desk.


Article ID: 113807
Thu 8/13/20 12:39 PM
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