Teams display name is wrong. How to change it on Windows?

Here’s a question from one of our readers:

I have been using Microsoft teams for a while now and now realized that i created my display name showing just my first name.Can i now add my last name and title to my display name. If so, can you please give me a quick guidance on how to accomplish that?

Thanks for your question.

Yes, fortunately, there is a quite simple way to change the display name details in the Teams app. In this tutorial, we will see how to modify the default details you provided when signing up for Microsoft Teams.

Change display name in Microsoft Teams

  1. Open your Teams and hit on your Teams avatar.
  2. Now, click on Edit profile under the display name.
  1. Enter the name, that you need to change it to as a display name in Teams and finally hit Save. Note that you might take the opportunity to upload a new Teams default image.
  1. Now you can see that the display name is changed and it will be be correctly displayed to other Teams users participating in meetings and chat conversations.

Important Note: If your organization has a central deployment of Microsoft Teams, you might need to discuss with your Information Technologies group to be able to modify your display name and title.