A Microsoft Teams app logo

Changing your display name in Microsoft Teams is a good idea so that others don’t confuse someone with the same or similar name. It’ll also make it easier for other members to tag you or invite you in calls.

A different display name can also help to tag you in group chats. Don’t worry: updating your display name in the Microsoft Teams app won’t change your Microsoft account name.

You can change your Microsoft Teams display name using the official app, a browser, and even the mobile app. Here’s how to do it.

RELATED: How to Set Up Microsoft Teams

Change the Display Name in Microsoft Teams App on the Desktop App

The desktop version of the Microsoft Teams app on Windows, Mac, and Linux allows you to change your display name easily.

Open the Microsoft Teams app on your Windows PC or Mac. Select the Profile icon at the top of the screen.

Click on your Profile icon picture from the drop-down.

Click the display picture in the profile settings drop-down.

Advertisement

The “Edit Profile” window will open. Type a new name in the box that appears under “Enter the name you’d like to use in the Teams.”

Type your new display name in the text box.

Select the “Save” button when done to close the window.

After typing a new display name, hit the "Save" button.

Change the Display Name in Microsoft Teams on Web

If you’re using the Microsoft Teams service in a browser, it does look quite similar to the desktop app version and makes it easy to alter your display name.

Open Microsoft Teams in a browser of your choice. Select your profile icon in the top-right corner. That opens a drop-down menu.

Select profile settings located in the top-right corner of the Microsoft Teams web version.

Choose your profile picture icon. While it says “Change Profile Picture,” it will let you change your display name too.

Click on the profile photo from the profile settings drop-down.

From the “Edit Profile” window that pops open, type the name in the box under “Enter the name you’d like to use in Teams.”

Select the text box to type in your new display name.

Select the “Save” button to apply the change.

Hit the "Save" button after typing your new display name.

Change the Display Name in Microsoft Teams App on Mobile

The Microsoft Teams app for iPad, iPhone, and Android will let you change your display name if you’re on the move. The interface is slightly different between iOS and Android, however, as you’ll see below.

Advertisement

Launch the Microsoft Teams app on your mobile device. Tap on your profile picture in the top-left corner of the screen.

Tap your profile picture in the top-left corner of the Microsoft Teams app on iOS.

When a menu opens from the left, tap on your profile picture again.

Tap on your display picture again when a menu slides open from the left side of the screen.

On iPhone or iPad, you can select your existing name to open a menu that lets you type in a new display name.

On iPhone or iPad, tap on your existing display name to edit it in the Teams app.

Select “Save” when done.

Type your new display name and hit "Save" when done.

On Android, tap on the display picture in the top-right corner of the screen, and then pick the profile picture again. Select the pencil icon in the top-right corner to change your display name.

Advertisement

Type in a new display name and select the checkmark icon in the top-right corner when done.

Type a new display name and tap the the checkmark button in the top-left corner of the screen on Android.

That’s it! After changing your display name, you can also change your status message to inform others about this change.

RELATED: How to Change Your Status in Microsoft Teams

Samir Makwana
Samir Makwana is a freelance technology writer who aims to help people make the most of their technology. For over 15 years, he has written about consumer technology while working with MakeUseOf, GuidingTech, The Inquisitr, GSMArena, BGR, and others. After writing thousands of news articles and hundreds of reviews, he now enjoys writing tutorials, how-tos, guides, and explainers.
Read Full Bio »

The above article may contain affiliate links, which help support How-To Geek.