How to change your Gmail display name without changing your email address

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It’s easy to change your Gmail name and have your email address remain the same. Jarretera/Shutterstock

Gmail allows you to change the name that’s associated with your email address. Your display name and your email address will show up when you send an email from your Gmail account.

Here’s how to change your Gmail name.

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How to change your Gmail name

1. Go to gmail.com and log into your account by typing in your gmail name and password.

2. Click on the “Settings” button at the top right, which is represented by a cog wheel, and then select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.

3. Hit “Accounts and Imports” from the top menu. (On some versions of Gmail, the tab will just be labelled “Accounts.”)

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Select ‘Accounts and Imports.’ Kelly Laffey/Business Insider

4. Select “Edit info” next to “Send Mail as.”

5. A pop-up window will appear. Type your new name into the “Name” text box.

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Note that your name and email address will appear on the mail that you send. Stephanie Lin/Business Insider

6. Hit “Save Changes” to store the new name.

Sometimes, users may be told that “this setting can’t be changed for your account.” This can happen if a user has tried to change their name too many times during a short period, or if the account is a G suite account and the admin doesn’t allow name changes.

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