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How to Change Name on Microsoft Teams

Change your display name on Microsoft Teams to the preferable one.

Key Highlights

  • Android/iPhone: Microsoft Teams app → Profile pictureAccount name → select your current name → enter the new name.
  • Desktop/web version: Three-dotted icon → SettingsAccounts → select your current name → Edit name → enter the new name → Save.

Microsoft Teams is a communication software that helps you to get connect with your friends and family through chats, audio, and video calls. You can make group chats or conference meetings with your office staff or colleague. If you are unhappy with your current display name, you can change it easily with the Microsoft Teams web version, mobile app, or desktop app.

Microsoft Teams is a subscription-based service starting from $5 per month. Moreover, if you have Office 365 subscription, then you can access Microsoft Teams for free of cost.

How to Change Name on Microsoft Teams Using Android & iPhone App

The Microsoft Team app is available on both App Store and Google Play Store.

[1] Launch the Microsoft Teams app on your smartphone.

[2] On the top left corner, tap your Profile picture.

Teams Profile Picture

[3] Once again, click your Profile picture icon.

Current Teams Profile Name

[4] Tap on your current name.

Tap on the current name

[5] On the new page, enter the new name and tap the Save option.

How to Change Name on Microsoft Teams

How to Change Name on Microsoft Teams Using Web Version/Desktop App

Unlike Android & iPhone, you can’t change the name directly on the desktop app or web version. You need to change it from the account settings page of Microsoft Teams.

Tips! Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams to access its functions easily.

[1] Visit the web version of Microsoft Teams and log in to your account. You can also use the Desktop app on your Windows or Mac.

[2] Tap the three-dotted icon at the top right corner and choose the Settings option.

How to Change Name on Microsoft Teams

[3] On the left-side menu pane, hit the Accounts option.

How to Change Name on Microsoft Teams

[4] Tap the Manage option next to the current account name.

How to Change Name on Microsoft Teams

[5] It will redirect to your Microsoft account page.

[6] Here, tap on your current display name.

How to Change Name on Microsoft Teams

[7] Tap the Edit name option on the next page.

Edit name

[8] Enter your new First name and last name. Complete the captcha process before tapping on the Save button.

enter the new name

Tips! Apart from smartphones and desktops, you can also watch the meetings on TV by casting Microsoft Teams via Chromecast.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do Teams take to update the display name?

Generally, it will be updated on all your Microsoft profiles as soon as you save the new name. Sometimes, it takes up to 24 hours to update your display name on Microsoft Teams.

Why can’t I change my name on Teams?

→Sign out and Sign in and try once again.
→Clear the app/browser cache.
→Re-install the app and then change the new name.

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