If you’ve ever had a Google hangout, you’ve heard the dreaded “You have reached the maximum number of participants for this chat” message. That’s because when you’ve got a lot of friends in a chat with you, the system needs to know how many people are in the room. But if you’ve been added to one of your friends’ Google Hangouts, the system doesn’t have a clue. The trick is to add your friend in Hangouts, but then set it so that your computer registers as “Rickey” — not your real name.
Google Hangouts is one of the best video chat applications available on Google Play. For a long time, it has been considered the highest quality and most sophisticated video chat system to date. Google Hangouts is even more useful these days with the addition of Hangouts Meet. This allows you to meet new people in a more convenient way.
Google’s video and voice calling platform, Google Hangouts, has a unique feature where it lets you temporarily change your name. It’s a great way to be anonymous on the internet, but it’s unfortunately not that useful in practice. If you’re like me, you’re probably using Hangouts to talk about your startup with your friends, or to keep track of the latest tech news. So, if you want to make Google Hangouts more useful in your life, here are a few tips to help you change your name.
Google Hangouts is a communication tool that can be used for chats, group chats, audio and video calls, etc. All you need is a Google account. Google Hangouts is available in a web browser and through mobile apps on Android or iOS devices. Google determines the name that appears in your Hangouts account. The name you see in Hangouts is the name you set in your Google account. You can change the view name in your Hangouts account for better identification. Here are instructions on how to change your name in Google Hangouts.
How to change your name in Google Hangouts
As mentioned earlier, all names are based on the names you have in your Gmail account. To change the view name, you need to make changes to your Gmail account. The following steps will help you do this.
Step 1: Start a web browser on your computer or smartphone. You can do this in the Gmail mobile app.
Step 2: Go to the Gmail page. Sign in to your Gmail account by entering your username, then click Next.
Step 3: On the next screen, enter the correct password and click Next.
Step 4: Tap the profile icon at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 5: Tap the Manage Google Account option. You will be taken to a screen where you can edit and maintain your information and much more.
Step 6: Click on the Personal Information option in the left sidebar. This will take you to the Personal Details screen where you can change your name.
Step 7: Click on the name field.
Step 8: Enter the name you want to display. Make sure you fill in your first and last name. Finally, click on the Save button. The name will be updated and it will take a while for the changes to appear in your Hangouts. Note that the name will change everywhere you use this Google account.
Change names in gmail mobile app for Hangouts
Step 1: Launch the Gmail mobile app on your Android or iOS smartphone. Make sure you are signed in with the correct Google Account.
Step 2: Click on the profile icon in the top right corner. Select Manage Google Account or go to Settings >> Manage Google Account.
Step 3: On the next screen, select Personal Information and then Basic Information.
Step 4: Tap your name and select Edit.
Step 5: Enter your password when prompted. You can find your real name and last name.
Step 6: Now enter your name and click on Save. Finally, click Done to save all data. Your name will be changed and you may appear as a witness on the Personal Details screen.
As mentioned earlier, it is not possible to change the name from within the Hangouts application or website. If you have any doubts, please send us an email in the comment box below. Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages to share your thoughts.This article will teach you how to change your name on Google Hangouts. This is a very important thing to do if you want to set your profile up to avoid unwanted people seeing you.