Changing Your Display Name in Zoom Rooms

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Students that use other students computers may be confronted with a situation where their display name is not accurate when entering Zoom rooms. (If your Zoom Display Name is not correct your teacher may not let you into your virtual lesson!) To change a display name while already connected to a Zoom room, students should follow the steps below:


From inside of the Zoom Room click on the "Participants" icon at the bottom of the window (shown below).



A Participants bar will appear on the right side of the screen. Hover over your name and a "More >" button will appear.


Click on the "Rename" button that will appear after you click on the "More >" button.


Enter your new name in the "New Screen Name" field and be sure to have the "Remember my name for future meetings" checked.


After clicking the blue "OK" button, your new name will appear.




If you need to change your Zoom display name before entering a room, you can do so through the Zoom app installed on your desktop. Just find the Zoom icon on the desktop and open it up.


There will be an option to "Join a meeting." Click on that.


That will open up a window where you can manually join a meeting (instead of clicking a link). 


Enter the Zoom room number/name if you know it and enter in the Display Name that you'd like. Make sure that the "Remember my name for future meetings" is turned on. (If you do not know your Teacher's Zoom room number/name, if you click on the arrow to the right it will show you all the previous rooms that you've connected to on that computer)


Once you join a room with that Display name (and you have the "Remember my name" turned on you should have the new Display name for all Zoom rooms that you join.