ID #1513

How do I change the name shown for my Google account?

  1. Login to your Google account using the appropriate username and password.  
  2. In the upper right hand corner of the Google home page, select the button with nine squares and click on the Google+ icon.
    Google plus icon 
  3. When you have reached the Google+ page, select "Profile" from the menu of options in the left portion of the screen. If you do not currently have a Google+ account, there will be a "Join Google+" option that you will select instead.
    Google plus profile button    Join Google plus button
  4. For those who selected Join Google+, edit your name by simply typing in the name you would like to be displayed for your Google account and click Create Profile. Your name will now be displayed as indicated in all Google apps associated with your UIndy account.

    Create Google plus account 
  5. For those who have a Google+ account and selected Profile, you will be taken to the profile page.  From here, click on the Edit Profile button on the right side of the screen. 
     Edit profile page
    1. This will open the "Edit profile box".
      Edit profile pop up box 
    2. Next, click on the little "i" icon located on the upper right corner of where your name is.  This will direct you to the "About me" page.
       Information button
    3. On the "About me" page, you will find a pencil editing icon in the first big box at the top with your current name display.  Click on the pencil.  Options to edit your first and last name will appear in addition to creating a nickname.  
      About Me page 
    4. To select how you want your name to appear if you decide to add a nickname, use the "Display my name as" drop down menu at the bottom of the box.
       Name change box
    5. Click OKto save the changes. Your name will now be displayed as indicated in all Google apps associated with your UIndy account.
       

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