Change Display Name for a Single Zoom Meeting


Meeting participants have the ability to change their display name before or during a meeting. The display name update will only apply to the meeting in progress and will have been set for each meeting.


Zoom desktop, web app and mobile apps.


Before a meeting

This will allow you to join a meeting with your preferred name, even if the host has disabled renaming from within the meeting. This feature is only available within the app and not the web client.

  1. In the Zoom app, click Join.
  2. Enter the meeting ID. The meeting URL can be copy-pasted into the field.
  3. Click the name displayed. Then, enter your preferred name and pronouns, if desired.

During a meeting

  1. Click Participants Participants icon .
  2. Hover the mouse over your name in the list of participants.
  3. Click More.
  4. Select Rename. Enter the name you would like to have displayed.
    Rename in the more drop down menu
  5. Click Rename.