Update a user profile

The easiest way to update a user profile is in the Google Admin console. You can include profile information when you add a user. Or update a user profile as described below. If you turn on the global Directory, users can find each other's profiles in their Contact Manager or when typing in address fields.

What you can update

Here's the profile information you can add, edit, or delete in the Admin console:

  • Secondary email address—An address where the user can be reached outside your domain.
  • Phone numbers and physical addresses
  • Employee ID, employee type, and title
  • Manager email, department, and cost center

You can also change a user's primary email address and display name. See Rename a user.

Update a profile

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Users.
  3. In the Users list, find the user. If you need help, see Find a user account.
  4. Click the user’s name to open their account page.
  5. Click User information.
  6. Click any of the following sections to edit the user's profile information:
    • Contact information—Secondary email addresses, phone numbers, and physical addresses
    • Email aliases—Additional email addresses
    • Employee information—ID, job title, employee type, manager email, department, and cost center


      Select the category you need to change

      Tip: Once you add information to a field, another field appears to let you add another entry. Specify details of an entry, such as Home or Work, by clicking the menu at the right. Delete an entry by clicking Remove Remove on the right. 

  7. At the bottom right, click Save.
  8. (Optional) To return to the user’s account page, at the top right, click the Up arrow Up arrow .

It might take up to 24 hours for your changes to appear in the global Directory.

Related topics

For other ways to update user profiles, see:

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