How to Refresh Your Display Name in Webex

Having an outdated or incorrect display name in Webex can be confusing and unprofessional. Luckily, refreshing your display name in Webex is a simple process that takes less than a minute. As a frequent Webex user for both work and personal calls, I’ll walk you through the step-by-step process.

Why You Should Refresh Your Display Name

Here are some key reasons to update your display name:

  • Professionalism – An outdated name looks sloppy and unprofessional. Keeping your name current ensures you put your best foot forward in meetings.
  • Avoid Confusion – People may not recognize you if your old name pops up. Refreshing it avoids awkward “Who is that?” moments.
  • Reflects Changes – If you changed your name due to marriage, divorce, etc., you’ll want your display name to match to reduce confusion.

Step 1: Open Your Webex Desktop App

If you’re on mobile, open the Webex Meetings mobile app instead.

On desktop:

  • PC users: Click the Webex icon in your system tray or open through the Start menu.
  • Mac users: Open Webex from your Applications folder.

Once opened, you’ll see the Webex desktop app.

Step 2: Click on your Profile Icon

In the top right corner you’ll see your profile icon, likely a placeholder image or your initials if you haven’t added a profile photo. Click on your icon to open the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Select “My Webex Profile”

This will open your Webex profile page in your internet browser. This is the hub for all your Webex account details.

Step 4: Click “Update” Under Your Name

On your profile page, find your display name under the “About” section. Hover over it and click the “Update” button that appears.

Step 5: Enter Your New Name

A pop-up will appear that allows you to enter a new display name. Type your new name – whether it’s a name change, correction, or you just want something new.

Pro tip: Keep it professional if you use Webex for work. Avoid using nicknames or anything too casual unless you only use Webex for personal calls.

Step 6: Click “Update Name” When Done

Once you have your new name entered, click the blue “Update Name” button at the bottom of the pop-up.

And that’s it! Your Webex display name is now officially refreshed. The change takes effect immediately across Webex.

Confirming the Refresh Worked

To double check your name change, go back to your Webex desktop or mobile app and look in any of these places:

  • Profile icon drop-down menu
  • Settings menu -> My Information
  • Start a test meeting and look for your updated name

If you don’t see the change, follow the steps again and make sure you properly clicked the name update confirmation.

Alternative: Change Display Name in Settings

You can also change your Webex display name through the settings menu:

Desktop App:

  1. Click your profile picture -> Settings
  2. Select My Information
  3. Click the pencil icon next to your name
  4. Enter new name -> Save

Mobile App:

  1. Tap bottom right profile icon
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Name
  4. Update name -> Done

And your Webex name is refreshed!

Why You May Want to Refresh Regularly

It’s a good idea to revisit your name every so often to keep things current. Here’s why:

  • You got married or divorced
  • You legally changed your name
  • You were promoted at work
  • It’s outdated from years ago
  • You simply want to freshen it up

Taking a minute to refresh your display name helps maintain professionalism and avoid awkward situations.

So next time you notice your Webex name is stale, go through this quick refresh process. Keeping it updated takes no time at all!

About the Author

I’m a freelance writer and entrepreneur with over 5 years of experience using Webex for business meetings, webinars, and personal calls. I’m passionate about using technology to collaborate and connect with others. Refreshing my display name every few months is one small way I keep my online presence professional.

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