Name format

You can control how email sender names appear in Gmail. The options are First Last or Last, First. For example: Bob Smith, or Smith, Bob, whichever more closely mirrors the culture of your organization. To change name format settings:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenG Suiteand thenGmailand thenAdvanced settings.

    Tip: To see Advanced settings, scroll to the bottom of the Gmail page.

  3. Under End User Settings, Name format, choose the option First, Last or Last, First.
  4. To establish this setting for all users in your domain, clear the check box: Allow users to customize this setting. Check the box to allow your users to choose their preferred name format.

Note: It may take up to one hour before name format changes are effective for all users.

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