How to Change My Google User Name

Written by sophie southern
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Creating a free account with Google give you access to services such as Gmail, iGoogle, Google Analytics, Feedburner, GTalk, Google Docs, custom search engines and Picasa web albums. When you create an account with Google, you can either use a pre-existing e-mail address or you can sign up for a Gmail address, which becomes your Google user name. You cannot technically change your Gmail user name, but you can change the name that appears with your Google account or create another Gmail account with a different user name. If you don't use Gmail with your Google account, you can change your Google user name by entering a new e-mail address.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Navigate to Google's website. Click the link for your user name in the top-right corner of the page. If you don't see your user name, click the "Sign in" link and enter your Google user name and password.

  2. 2

    Click the small gear icon next to your user name and click the "Account Settings" link from the drop-down menu.

  3. 3

    Click the "Edit your personal info" link, under the "Profile" heading. Enter the new name that you want to appear with your Google account. This is the name that will appear with your Google profile and as your full name with e-mail messages if you use Gmail.

  4. 4

    Enter the new e-mail address you want to use to sign in to your Google account into the email address field.. If you use Gmail to log in to your Google account, the new e-mail address you provide will be an alternate login. If you don't use Gmail to log in to your Google account, the new e-mail address you provide will replace your old login. Click the "Save" button to save your changes.

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