Step 1: Check if you can change it
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You can update, add, and remove some basic info on your account. You can change your name as many times as you want, but no more than 3 times in one minute. This limitation doesn't apply to accounts created less than 2 weeks ago. If you've already created a nickname, it's used if you don't have a name set. If you delete your nickname, you won't be able to create another one. This nickname is different from the nickname you can add in your "About me" page. To change that nickname, go to About me. After you add your birthday to your account, you can't delete it. However, you can edit it and change who sees it.
Subscriber Account active since. 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. Go to gmail. 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. Hit "Accounts and Imports" from the top menu. On some versions of Gmail, the tab will just be labeled "Accounts. Select "Accounts and Imports. A pop-up window will appear. Type your new name into the "Name" text box.
Although you can change or update your name for a few select Google services on a separate basis, like setting up a Gmail username , it's easier to change it on your Google Account so that it's updated across all your Google services. Some reasons to change your Google name include:. You can change your Google name from a web browser, from your Android device settings, or from within the Gmail iOS app.