You will need to sign in to your Gmail account to change the name that appears when you send an email. Follow the steps below:
1. Click the Settings icon on Gmail found in the top right corner of the page.
2. Click on See All Settings and go to Accounts and Import.
3. Go to Send mail as and click Edit Info.
4. Type the name you want to show when sending an email from your Gmail account.
5. Click Save Changes.
You can check if it works by sending an email to yourself. Just go to Compose and create a new message. Enter your email address, and type in anything on the Subject and Body of the email. Then, click send and check your inbox.
If you have another email address from Outlook or Yahoo, you can also add this to your Gmail account and send mail from that address via Gmail.
Follow these steps:
1. Add the email address you own to your Gmail account.
To do this, open your Gmail and click Settings. Click the Accounts tab and go to Send mail as. Click on Add another email address and enter the name and address you want to send the mail from. Click Next step for Verification.
2. Confirm the email address.
Log in to the email address account you added and open the confirmation message from Gmail. Click the link.
3. Change the "From" address.
To send an email from that address, go to Compose and create a new message. Click the "From" line in the message and select the address.
You can add up to 99 different addresses to your Gmail account. If you have other concerns, contact Gmail Customer Support.
After thousands of Gmail customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem (and many others), we decided it was time to publish instructions. So we put together How Do I Change My Name in Gmail? to try to help. It takes time to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Gmail if necessary. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with guidance from this page.
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