How to Update Your Name in WhatsApp

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WhatsApp has become one of the users’ favorite app over the years. You can use it to chat with your friends, for video calling, and you can also create group chats. This article is more for people who just started using WhatsApp, but it even for people who just don’t know all they can do with this app. We are going to show you how to change your name on the app using your mobile phone or the web version.

But before going into details, you need to know that the name your sign up on WhatsApp is visible only for people who don’t have your phone number saved on their address book. That means that if someone has your phone number saved on their mobile phone, they will not see the name you have chosen, but the contact name they set up for you.

How to Update Your Name in WhatsApp

Via the App

Follow the steps below to change your name on your WhatsApp account via the app. This method works on either a smartphone or a tablet:

  • Open WhatsApp on your device
  • Tap on three dots in the top-right corner to open the menu
  • Next, tap Settings
  • Tap on your profile photo where your name is displayed
  • Now tap on the “Name” field
  • Enter the name you want
  • Tap Save
  • All is done! These are very easy steps to follow, and you should now have your name updated. Let’s move next to phase two.

On the Web

Here’s how to change your name on WhatsApp via the desktop version:

  • Go to the WhatsApp web
  • Click on three dots
  • Now click Settings
  • Click on your profile photo with your name next to it
  • Click on the field “Your name”
  • Enter the name you want
  • Click Save

Voila! This is the second method that you can use in order to change your name on the WhatsApp account.

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