How to Change a Display Name in Plecto

Learn how to change the display name in Plecto.

Last updated: Aug. 12, 2022

Permission required

Only Global Admins or employees with access to Create & edit the Employees and Teams feature can change display names in their Plecto organization. If you don't have access to change your display name, please ask an admin in your organization to help you. Learn more in Introduction to Permissions.

A display name is how your name appears on Plecto dashboards, slideshows, contests, or other places where employees are listed. Your display name is only visible in the organization you set it, so if you are part of multiple organizations, you can choose a different display name in each of them.

Display Name - Dave

In this example, Dave is the display name of David Howard.

  1. Go to Organization > Employees.
  2. Find the employee whose display name you want to change, then click Actions > Edit on the right.
  3. Find the field Display Name and enter the preferred name.
  4. Click Save to finish.
Employees - David Howard - Display Name Dave
Are you part of multiple Plecto organizations?

If you change your first and last names in the account settings, the changes will apply across all organizations whereas the display name will only show in the organization you change it. To access the account settings, click your name in the bottom-left corner, then click the My account settings button.

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