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How to change a Member Name in Google Groups.

1. Right click on the Member Name.
2. Choose Inspect.
3. Highlight the Name in the mass of hypertext that you see.
4. Choose Edit Text.  Make your changes.
5. Hit Enter.
6. The name is stored in the hypertext.  
7. When you add a new member, Google replaces all the names with the e-mails.

There must be a way to disable the replacement.  That would be an easy fix.  Test to see if member not new and leave it alone.
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Hi David,

Thank you!  It is one answer, but the bigger question remains.  How do does a Google Group Manager edit the group member names?  Many members have an e-mail address that does not reflect their name.  How does a manager know who's who?  This seems like a easy technical fix, but there must be a policy lurking somewhere that prevents implementation.  You are 95% of the way there, cross the finish line!

Phil
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Unfortunately, group owners cannot change or edit users names once they become members. If you want to include user's names, you need add it before you invite or add them to the group. For example:
 
Joe doe <joe doe @ anyemail.com>
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there must be a policy lurking somewhere that prevents implementation
 
Usernames may contain personal information - unique personal identifiers,
which could cause at least GDPR and CCPA issues, as username is visible to 
all group members, whereas email addresses are only visible if the owner has 
chosen for them to be visible. 
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I have tried every which way with the "" no "" spaces and no spaces. No matter what I do, the names don't show up for my group members. This is crazy - seems like such a basic thing that a group manager would need to know who is actually in their group! For the record, this USED to work for me very recently, but no longer does.
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