How To Update Your Account Name In Canva

Did you use a random name for your Canva account? Do you want to update your account details and change your name on the app? If that’s a yes, you can change your name from the app’s account settings. Check our quick guide, and we’ll show you the steps to do so.


When you create an account on Canva, you’ll need to add a name. This name will appear on the app when you’re editing a design with a team and on your public profile if you plan to start a Canva Creator profile page.

As the owner of your account, you can change your details on the Canva app whenever you want. You can update your name, profile photo, and the reason you’re using Canva.

Here’s our guide about updating your name in Canva.

How to change your name in Canva

If you want other Canva team members to recognize you in the app when working on a design, you can change the name of your account. You can choose to use your nickname or the one you used when you introduced yourself to the Canva team.

You can change your Canva account’s name whether you’re using the app on your phone or computer. In our tutorials, we’ll teach you how to do so.

On your computer:

  1. Open the Canva web or desktop app and sign in to your account.
  2. Click the gear icon on the upper right.

  3. Head to the “Your account” tab.

  4. Click the Edit button on the Name section.

  5. Change your name and click Save to apply the changes.

Changing your account name is also useful if you’re planning to set up your Canva Creator profile page. Doing so makes your profile public, so you can set up an online persona instead of using your real name.

On your phone:

  1. Launch the Canva mobile app and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap the hamburger icon on the upper left.

  3. Select “Settings” from the menu that appears on your screen.

  4. Go to “Your account” options.

  5. Tap the Edit button in the Name section.

  6. Edit your account’s name and tap Save to apply the changes to your profile.

That’s how you change your name in Canva. You can update your name on the app whenever you want.

To wrap things up

Now that you know how to update your name on Canva, you can change your account name for your team, public profile, or other reasons. If you ever change your mind, you can always head to your account settings and change your name back.

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