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Change display name under "Settings > Profile" in Minecraft Education Edition

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  • Kyle M Community team
    Expert (Gold)

    Hello Vikram,

    Great question. This would need to be edited in the Office 365 admin center by editing the "display name" on your account.

    Thanks!

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  • Vikram Harinath

    Hi Kyle,

    How would I do that? Would this be something I would need to request through my department (which for me is the NSW Department of Education) or is this something I can do myself?

    Regards

    Vikram

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  • Mine Craft

    Yes I want to know how to do this as well for exactly the same reason.

     

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  • Alex Daroux

    Hi Kyle,

     

    I am in a similar situation. However, your instruction leaves me confused. My O365 display name is directly synced from Active Directory on our school server, and is 'Mr Alex Daroux'. However, in Minecraft Education Edition my display name is 'MrA'. When I log onto the O365 Admin portal and search for 'MrA' I get no hits, and when I edit my own user account I can see nowhere where my display name is set to 'MrA'. Further, becaust of the direct sync with our school database, I cannot manually edit my display name to remove my first name without changing the naming conventions of the entire system. 

    I hope I am looking in the wrong place - could you please clarify for me where I should be making the change?

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  • Stephanie Fiore

    Hello,

    I need help with this too, I want to remove my first name and just show my last name. I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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  • Michelle P

    We are also wondering the same -- Are there any plans to add this in the profile settings right within Minecraft Education? We do not have permission to change our names in Office 365 on our own.  I don't think our IT staff want to start changing names for people either, understandably so.  

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  • SteyrAU G

    I'll have two number 9s, a number 9 large, a number 6 with extra dip, a number 7, two number 45s, one with cheese, and a large soda.

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  • Nithish Nithish

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  • Brena Collins

    Hello im a student and am really hoping to change my name I am also having trouble with hosting or joining servers can you help me please

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  • yeah me too but how we can pla together by using the same username

     

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  • sorry , i mean * play *

     

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  • Ivy Chen

    so since everyone is having trouble with hosting and joining people servers so you can’t actually they did something wrong so if you want to join other world you go to settings go to cellar data and you turn it of then poof! Your i.d changes and there you can join others world but i dont know how to change your gammername 

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  • Julio Maximus Davila

    you know what they need to do is they need to make it where your Gmail does not correspond with your name in Minecraft because  no one wants to have to make a new account just so that they can change their name for some reason they like to make everything in Minecraft education Edition harder to do I mean I get it  a teacher wouldn't want their student changing their name but if they're so worried about that they should make a setting where the teacher can make it where the students can't change their name because as of right now it's annoying trying to change your name because you have to make a new Gmail to do it  I mean if you really think about it everything that you try to do on Minecraft education Edition is harder like for example the fact that  there is only one way to get your own skins on Minecraft education Edition when they could have made it like Minecraft Pocket Edition just get the photo that has the skin on it and put it on but no and honestly most of the time I don't even think they even do anything I'm not saying they don't but they've got to make Minecraft education Edition easier.

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  • Debbie Alexander Community moderator
    Beacon of Knowledge Expert (Gold) Moderator

    Julio Maximus Davila - I'm sorry things seem harder to you, Julio, but school systems have particular needs, both to protect their students and also to protect their networks and data. They also need to manage accounts for a very large number of people. When folks talk about "just buying Java" they forget that school systems have hundreds, or possibly thousands of accounts!

    Nonetheless, always feel free to post your wishlist items in the correct place, which is the Feature Wishlist area. =]

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  • Lyla Weber

    Hi, I was wondering if someone could help me figure out how to change my name. I am a student.

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  • Phillip Collins

    Please let me change my name

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  • Debbie Alexander Community moderator
    Beacon of Knowledge Expert (Gold) Moderator

    Hello! Lyla Weber and Phillip Collins - this thread is about the administrator of the Office 365 account making the changes. If you want your display name in MinecraftEDU to change, see your school administrator. 

    If you want your name here on the Community Hub to change, look at your profile settings. Hope this helps.

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  • Abraham Narh

    Well I do like the promotion about changing your name in minecraft education edition but I can't find it.

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  • Debbie Alexander Community moderator
    Beacon of Knowledge Expert (Gold) Moderator

    Hi, Abraham Narh - are you the administrator on the Office 365 account? Only that person can make those changes.

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  • Andrew Garcia

    hi im a student and i want to change my name tag

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  • Tyler Vaughan

    EDIT: Sorry my post is not for education edition i realized after what forum this was lol. This fix i posted does work for normal Minecraft but not for EDU.

     

    There is a way you can change your display name temporarily but if you are trying to connect online it will not allow you to do this trick. If you are connecting through LAN it used to work fine. Basically, if you type windows "R" > %appdata% > Minecraft > launcher_accounts (json file) > look for where it says Name "insert name here" Inbetween the quotes you can put whatever name you would like. Save the file, close all folders, close and reopen minecraft and you should see your display name changed to whatever you type in. Again, if you try to connect online it is not going to allow it since it is not matching the true profile. Otherwise, you need to contact whoever is in control of the email and password for the account and have then go in and change the name officially. Just go into account setting and change the name. You can do it as often as you need but you need to have the log in information. Not sure if your administration oversees that or if you can log in. 

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  • Antonio Samala

    Hello I am a Student in Minecraft Education and I usually use it for gaming because my friends don't have Java and my school gives this for free. How do I change my name (for Online and Offline). If It is impossible to change your name please make it so you can xD

     

    Kind Regards,

    Antonio Samala

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