Changing How Your Name Appears on Your Profile

How do I change how my name is displayed on my profile?

Last Reviewed: 12/02/2015
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To change your name on your profile:

  1. Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
  2. Click the Edit icon to the right of your name in the top section of your profile.
  3. Change the text in the two fields under Name.
  4. Click Save.

Your first-degree connections always see your full name, regardless of your settings. But if you've turned off your public profile you can choose to display your first name and only the first letter of your last name:

  1. Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
  2. Click the Edit icon to the right of your name.
  3. Click Display Name and select the name you want to display from the dropdown list.
  4. Click Save.
iOS and Android

To change how your name appears in the iOS and Android app:

  1. Tap on the Me icon in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap on your name.
  3. Tap the Pencil icon.
  4. Update your name underneath First name and Last name.
  5. Tap Save.
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