Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu

Change your username

You can change the name that's linked to your email address, but you can't change your email address.

Change your name

You can change the name that shows up when you send emails. For example, you could change from "Sports Fan" at to "Bob" at 

  1. On your computer, open Gmail. You can't change your username from the Gmail app.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the Accounts and Import tab.
  5. In the "Send mail as" section, click edit info.
  6. Add the name you want to show when you send messages.
  7. At the bottom, click Save Changes.

Remove dots from my email address

If you have a dot in your email address, you don't need to change anything. You'll get any emails people send to your address even if they don't include the dots.

Messages sent to and will go to the same place. Learn more about getting someone else's mail.

Change your email address

If you want to change your email address, sign up for a new address. After you sign up for a new address, you can transfer emails and contacts from your old address to the new one.


Vivian is a Gmail expert and the author of this help page. Leave her feedback about this help page.

Was this article helpful?
How can we improve it?
Watch video tutorials

To get the latest tips, tricks, and how-to's, subscribe to our YouTube Channel.