How to change Gmail username

You can change the name that shows up when you send emails, but you can’t change your email address, except sign up for new one.

Change your name

  1. Sign in to Gmail
  2. After signing in, click click the gear Settings button in the top right, select Settings
    gmail settings
  3. Choose “Account and Import” tab, scroll down and find “Send mail as:” section, you can see your current username with your email address. Click “edit info” to change your username.
    gmail account and import
  4. In the new pop-up, check the second box and enter your new desired username, then click Save changes. If you want to set another reply-to address, click the link “Specify a different “reply-to” address” to set up. Whenever you send email for someone, if they click “Reply”, their messages will be delivered to the email address you enter in this field.
    edit username


  1. You can’t change your email address. If you want to change your address, sign up a new Gmail account and you can forward automatically all incomming email from your old account to to new one.
  2. Dots In Your Email Address Doesn’t Matter. In other words: [email protected] = [email protected] = [email protected]

Export Gmail Contacts into CSV File

In case you want to backup your Gmail Contacts or import your Gmail contacts to another account, you will need to export your Gmail Contacts first. Here is the tutorial to help you export Gmail contacts into CSV file:

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Current version of Google Contacts doesn’t support expporting contacts. So you have to go to “old Google Contacts” to do so. Click here.
    old google contacts
  3. Click More in the top menu of your Address book, select “Export…” in the dropdown menu. If you don’t want to export all the Contacts but some of them, check the box in each contact to select, click More, then select “Export…”.
    export contacts
  4. Select the format in which you’d like to export your contacts’ information. Note that some of these formats can lose some contact information.
    • To transfer contacts between Google Accounts, use the Google CSV format.
    • To transfer contacts to Outlook, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, or various other apps, use the Outlook CSV format.
    • To transfer contacts to Apple Address Book, use the vCard format.

    export contacts format

  5. Click Export.
  6. Choose a location to save your file, and click Save. Wait a few seconds and your contacts will be imported and ready to use.