In the Gmail app our with any other Google app, how do I change the user name associated with one of my email addresses / Google accounts? Thanks.

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Edit your Google Account information:

  1. Sign in to My Account. In the "Personal info & privacy" section,

  2. select Your personal info.

  3. Choose the information you want to edit and follow the onscreen instructions.

  • Sorry I've already tried this but changing the account setting on the web doesn't change the user name in gmail even if I close the gmail app and open it back up. Is it a cache problem? Will this get fixed as time goes by our something? Thanks. Commented Jun 19, 2016 at 21:49
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    Try to synchronize this account or remove it and add again. Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 7:42
  • Ok, it got updated after a few minutes, no need to remove and couldn't see an option to synchronize. Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 10:35

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