Change Your Zoom Display Name


WVU Zoom accounts are synced with WVU Login account information, so your name can't be edited from your Zoom account profile. However, you can update your display name during a meeting if a Zoom meeting host has the renaming feature enabled. 

If you'd like to update your preferred name in WVU systems, you must submit a ticket.  

Change your display name in a meeting:

  1. After entering a Zoom meeting, click the Participants icon in the Zoom meeting window. 
  2. Hover your mouse over your name in the Participants list on the right side of the window. 
  3. Click Rename
  4. Enter the name you'd like to appear and click OK

Note: If the meeting host has renaming disabled, you will not be able to rename yourself in the meeting. 

Update your preferred name in WVU systems:

Use the Request a Preferred Name service to submit a ticket. Preferred name changes are not guaranteed to appear in each WVU system; what appears is based on compliance requirements and vendor support for preferred names.

Note: If your legal name is not displaying correctly, contact the Office of the University Registrar




Article ID: 128007
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