Changing your display name in Microsoft Teams is a good idea so that others don’t confuse someone with the same or similar name. It will also make it easier for other members to tag you or invite you to calls.
A different display name can also help you tag yourself in group chats. Don’t worry – updating your display name in the Microsoft Teams app won’t change your Microsoft account name.
You can change your Microsoft Teams display name using the official app, a browser, and even the mobile app. Here’s how to do it.
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Change the display name in the Microsoft Teams app in the desktop app
The desktop version of the Microsoft Teams app on Windows, Mac, and Linux allows you to easily change your display name.
Open the Microsoft Teams app on your Windows PC or Mac. Select the Profile icon at the top of the screen.
Click your profile icon image from the drop-down menu.
The “Edit Profile” window will open. Type a new name in the box that appears under “Enter the name you want to use in Teams”.
When finished, select the “Save” button to close the window.
Change your display name in Microsoft Teams on the web
If you’re using the Microsoft Teams service in a browser, it’s quite similar to the desktop app version and makes it easy to change your display name.
Open Microsoft Teams in a browser of your choice. Select your profile icon in the upper right corner. This opens a drop-down menu.
Choose your profile picture icon. While it says “Change Profile Picture”, it will also allow you to change your display name.
From the “Edit Profile” window that opens, type your name in the box under “Enter the name you want to use in Teams”.
Select the “Save” button to apply the change.
Change your display name in the Microsoft Teams app on mobile devices
The Microsoft Teams app for iPad, iPhone, and Android lets you change your display name if you’re on the go. The interface is slightly different between iOS and Android, however, as you’ll see below.
Launch the Microsoft Teams app on your mobile device. Tap your profile picture in the top left corner of the screen.
When a menu opens from the left, tap your profile picture again.
On an iPhone or iPad, you can select your existing name to open a menu that lets you type a new display name.
Select “Save” when done.
On Android, tap the display image in the upper right corner of the screen, then select your profile picture again. Select the pencil icon in the upper right corner to change the display name.
Type in a new display name and select the check mark icon in the top right corner when you’re done.
That’s all! After changing the display name, you can too modify the status message to inform others of this change.
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