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Ability to rename yourself or change a participant's display name while signed into a meeting

We've switched to a lot of online meetings during covid-19 times, and have found that users are often connecting to meetings as their spouse's name and are having difficulty in changing their name since they have to log out of the meeting and either connect as a guest using the Cisco Webex Meetings client, or go to their Cisco Webex profile and alter their name accordingly.

The request: If participants were able to double click on their own name to change it and ideally, if the host were able to double click on a participant name to modify it as well, the same way a host can modify a CALL-IN user name, it would greatly help when trying to properly identify participants.

Thanks for the consideration!!

  • Eric Lozauskas
  • May 19 2020
  • Future consideration
  • Simon Holstein commented
    28 Sep 12:58pm

    Much needed feature.

  • Elliot Ehrenfeld commented
    18 Apr 08:34pm

    Sometimes users have extraneous or erroneous info in the name bar. It would be convenient for an attendee and/or admin to have the ability to change the name.


  • Guest commented
    18 Oct, 2021 01:17pm

    Yes, this is a needed feature, we also see people carrying their display names from meeting to meeting and that is sometimes misleading for the chair person. We also need to be able to do this through the API, so that we could integrate the name display names across different platforms.

  • Guest commented
    21 Jun, 2021 07:52pm

    My company updated Webex over the weekend to version 41.6.4.8 and with it we have lost the ability to rename a participant who shows up as a telephone number and no name. Please restore this function to the software ASAP!!!!

  • Ana Zunic commented
    2 Jun, 2021 01:07pm

    Agreed! Please make this ASAP!

  • Guest commented
    27 May, 2021 07:26am

    Urgently required.....to assist some of us who juggle between personal accounts and group accounts for various meetings....imagine finding yourself in a main meeting that requires your personal name and you had by default logged via your group account.....the only option then is to end the meeting and rejoin afresh under your name! so disgusting.

  • Anna Fields commented
    25 May, 2021 01:56pm

    Agreed! We host virtual trainings with folks who are not super familiar with the WebEx interface - so a lot of trying to track who is who when they are logged in under the incorrect name.

  • Brady Wigston commented
    12 May, 2021 03:05pm

    We really need this! Trying to organize participants into sub groups or into teams is impossible to manage without having them rename themselves. And when a participant comes in with maybe the wrong name, there's no way to change it. It's mid 2021. How is this not a basic feature at this point?

  • Marco Cattani commented
    12 May, 2021 04:31am

    I totally agree, this feature lack is unbelieveble and is very significative for us. We are considering to migrate to Zoom because of that.

  • Anastasiya Rashkova commented
    5 May, 2021 11:39pm

    Editing the names of the participants would be very useful options, especially for meetings, where the names of the participants for some reason appear wrongly.

  • Dwayne Edwards commented
    5 May, 2021 08:11am

    Agreed! How this is not a standard feature makes no sense.

  • Guest commented
    22 Apr, 2021 07:57am

    yes. look sharp!

  • Guest commented
    5 Feb, 2021 01:19am

    Editable display names would be tremendously helpful for our institution, since the display names pull directly from Active Directory. The option to edit their display names to reflect their title, preferred name, and pronouns.

  • Guest commented
    27 Jan, 2021 11:18pm

    Yes, please!

  • Guest commented
    25 Jan, 2021 05:41pm

    Yes please--asap! We need it to run groups and need participants names, especially when they are new.

  • Jackie Martin commented
    21 Jan, 2021 03:22pm

    I totally agree. We need to be able to rename participants. We also need to be able to join a phone call with a computer connection. If they connect on their computer and then call in a separate phone, the video and audio are separate sometimes. We need to be able to combine them together and rename. This is available in Zoom.

  • David Brubaker commented
    30 Dec, 2020 04:25pm

    This request is extremely important. Imagine having an online class of new students all using whatever device they can find to log in to making it extremely hard for me as a teacher to know who my students are. Thanks for helping make this possible!

  • Tim R. commented
    1 Dec, 2020 06:57pm

    I agree. We need the ability for our host or co-host to go into a meeting and rename anyone to a desire name.

  • Dayna Bell commented
    3 Jul, 2020 02:55pm

    This was an option in the past, and it's very frustrating that it no longer exists.

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