Important : The name linked to your email address is not your username. You can't change your username or email address. For example, if you get married, you could change from "Lisa Brown" at sportsfan gmail. If you want to change your email address, sign up for a new address. After you sign up for a new address, you can transfer emails and contacts from your old address to the new one.
Step 1: Check if you can change it
Email Names vs. Usernames: What’s the Difference?
Step 1: Open Gmail and go to settings
Your email name and address are the first things people see when they get your email, so it better be perfect, right? But how do you edit your email name and address to fit your email sending needs? Most people think email names and email usernames are the same things. Your email username , however, is your email address. How do you find this information? So how do you change it? Changing your sender name is fairly simple. However, you might not always be able to change the email username. Step 2 Go to your account settings by clicking the gear icon in the top right corner of your inbox.
There are numerous scenarios when you may be required to change your Gmail address, from switching jobs, getting married and changing your name, to reflecting the new-look you. Whatever the reason, here is how to change your Gmail address and ensuring you do not lose any important data on the way. Gmail developer Google does not allow its users to change your email address — you need to create a new one. Enter your first and last name and choose your new username. This will be your new email address. Once a new Gmail account has been created, you may wish to continue receiving emails sent to your old email address. Start by navigating to Gmail, and sign in using your previous Google ID — the email account you wish to forward messages from. Enter the email address to which you want to forward messages — the new Gmail address you recently set up. Clicking Next, then Proceed and OK will mean you will then be sent a verification to that new address, so click on the verification link within the email. In the Forwarding section, select Forward a copy of incoming mail to — it is recommended you choose to keep a Gmail copy in the inbox.