How to Change Your Gmail Username


Changed the name of your business recently? Got married and changed your last name to your spouse's? While you can't change your email address, you can change your username that's connected to your address to change how people see you on their contact list. If you're recently married, for example, you can change Jane Doe - jdoe@gmail.com to become Jane Doe-Smith - @jdoe@gmail.com.

To learn how to change your name

Steps

How to Change Your Gmail Username

1. Log into Gmail. Go to mail.google.com, and log into your account with your e-mail address and password.

How to Change Your Gmail Username

2. Go to Settings. Just click on the gear icon on the upper-right corner of the window, and select Settings from the list of options.

How to Change Your Gmail Username

3. Click on the Accounts and Import tab. This will display options. Look for the Send mail as section.

How to Change Your Gmail Username

4. Click on the Edit Info link. It's on the right side of your e-mail address. This will open the Edit E-mail Address window.

How to Change Your Gmail Username

5. Edit your name. Just type in the name you now want to use on the text box, and click on Save Changes once you're through.
Tips
  • Remember that you can't change your e-mail address. If you want a new e-mail address, you'll have to create a new account.
  • Changing your username will only show on the new messages you'll send. It won't affect those that you had previously sent.
  • If you switch back to the first username set on your Gmail address, the newest one will get deleted.

Sources and Citations: Gmail Help