Create or change a gamer name

For some games on Google Play Games Mobile App, you can sign in and play using a gamer name. A gamer name is a unique username linked to your Google Account.

By signing in to a game with your gamer name, you can:

  • Participate in leaderboards
  • Earn achievements
  • Automatically save your game
  • Play games across Android phones or tablets
  • Play with others through multiplayer modes on mobile, tablet, and Android TV games

If a game has a sign-in button for Play Games, you can use your gamer name with that game.

Create or edit a gamer name

On an Android phone or tablet

When you sign in to a game on Play Games or the Play Games app itself, you'll be asked to create a gamer name.

  1. When you see the prompt, tap Next.
  2. You'll see a default gamer name and profile image.
    • To change the gamer name, type over it.
    • To change the image, tap Edit Edit.
  3. Select the settings you’d like to keep.
  4. Tap Create.

On Android TV

You'll be asked to create a gamer name when you sign in to Android TV.

  1. You'll see a default profile image. To change, select another image.
  2. Select Next.
  3. Type over the default gamer name, and then select Next.
  4. Confirm your settings.
  5. Click Finish.

Learn more about changing your settings.

Check which account you're using

On an Android phone or tablet

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Play Games Play Games.
  2. At the bottom, tap Profile.
  3. Under your gamer name, you'll see what account you're using.

On Android TV

  1. Go to your device's main Settings menu.
  2. Under "Personal," select your account.
  3. To switch accounts, select Remove account.
  4. Follow the steps to add another account. Learn about changing your account on Android TV.

Tip: Learn how to report inappropriate gamer names.

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