How To Rename Webex Name

I would like to introduce a useful tip that I came across recently – the process of changing your name in Webex meetings. As a frequent attendee of virtual meetings, I recognize the significance of having my name accurately displayed. Whether it is for professional reasons or simply a matter of preference, having the ability to dictate how my name appears during a meeting can have a significant impact.

Renaming your name in Webex is actually quite simple. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Join the meeting

First, you’ll need to join the Webex meeting as you normally would. Click on the meeting link or enter the meeting ID and password if required.

Step 2: Locate the participant panel

Once you’re in the meeting, you’ll see a panel on the right side of the screen that displays the list of participants. This panel allows you to see who else is in the meeting and control various settings.

Step 3: Find your name

In the participant panel, locate your own name. It should be listed alongside the names of other participants. Click on your name to access the options for renaming.

Step 4: Choose the rename option

After clicking on your name, a small dropdown menu will appear. Look for the option that says “Rename” or “Edit name” and select it. This will bring up a text field where you can enter your desired name.

Step 5: Enter your new name

Once the text field is visible, simply type in your new name. You can use any combination of letters, numbers, and special characters, depending on your preference and the meeting’s guidelines. Take this opportunity to add a personal touch to your name and make it uniquely yours.

Step 6: Update your name

After entering your new name, click the “OK” or “Save” button to update it. You’ll notice that your name in the participant panel and any other areas where your name is displayed will be instantly changed to reflect your new choice.

Now, isn’t that simple? With just a few clicks, you can easily rename yourself in Webex meetings and have full control over how you are identified by others. Whether you want to use your nickname, a shortened version of your name, or simply add a personal touch, this feature allows you to do just that.

However, it’s important to note that some organizations or meeting hosts may have disabled the option to rename yourself. In such cases, you may not be able to change your name or see the options mentioned above. If that’s the case for you, I recommend reaching out to the meeting host or your IT department for further assistance.


Being able to rename yourself in Webex meetings is a small but powerful feature that can enhance your online meeting experience. It gives you the flexibility to represent yourself the way you want and adds a personal touch to your interactions with others. So go ahead and put this knowledge to use in your next meeting – I’m sure you’ll appreciate the ability to control your own name. Happy renaming!