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 appears 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 or Accounts tab.
  5. In the 'Send mail as' section, click Edit info.
  6. Add the name you that want to appear 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 your address. For example, and are the same address, and emails sent to those addresses go to one inbox.

Learn more about dots in Gmail addresses.

Change your email address

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

Someone is using my trademark

If you believe that someone created a Gmail address using your trademarked name, try contacting them to resolve the issue. Unfortunately, Google does not monitor or control the email addresses selected by Gmail users.


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