Guest Display Name
Please provide a more obvious signal to the Owner who is adding a guest - to designate the Display Name at the time of adding a Guest.
If you don't edit the guest account name (by clicking on that teeny-tiny little edit button on the guest's email address) before you click 'Add' - there is no way to edit the Guest's display name.
Gotta delete and re-add.
Would be nice for a little more signal to the owner that "Here is where you set the Guest's Display Name."
Yannick Biet commented
there's non sense to be able to edit a guest acount visible name only when adding the personn and not after in case another team owner forgot the process....
Adding a team's owner possibility to rename a guest account is becoming mandatory s our teams grow.
There is currently NO WAY to edit a guest (Display name) account in Teams. You have to delete the user from the Team. Delete the account i AAD Azure Portal, and the reinvite the user, editing the user properties in the "invite process".
Can you at least make et VERY cleare, that the users properties / display name, cannot be changed on a later time!
I also always assumed it was always the email address; good to know it can be changed!
THANK YOU. I didn't even notice this and assumed it just used the email address before @
Dwayne Alton commented
If the email address of the guest users is in my Outlook contacts, why not display that contact's name? Why would I need to edit it in AAD?
Andrew Mcgregor commented
This is a bug!
Andreas Hagendorf commented
@Timo Schönfeld: It does not. Wether in desktop nor in mobile app.
Timo Schönfeld commented
As written, if you logoff and logon again the change of displayname in AAD will do the job.
How is this not a simple thing to update from within teams. Seems like a pretty simplistic thing to do especially since the ability exists to modify at the time of creation.
Jacky L. commented
Same here, even edited the name in Azure Active Directory, name doesn't change in Teams.
I deleted the guest but when I try to re-add it still has her old name format saved in there and does not have the teeny tiny edit button option. Is there any way to make Teams forget the old guest?
So i just figure out. If you change the name in AAD or through the Office365 admin, you will need to log out and exit the app. Then when you log in it should be updated.
you need to do this for mobile as well. Anyway, it seems to be working for me know.
yeah even if you go through AAD it doesn't seem to update in Teams. seem to be a bug
Our guest (clients) email addresses are initialized and not easily memorable - making it difficult to @mention them. Why is there no "Edit" display name?
Carlton Barnes commented
I don't see a teeny-tine little edit button - has that gone away?
Owners should have the ability to edit the Guest email address and other profile information for the guests on their Teams. If an error is made when the guest is added and admin must be engaged to delete the incorrect guest account so that it can be re-created correctly.
Matt Smith commented
We've just encountered this exact issue too - suggestion from the MS support page below to go through AAD is not functioning either.
Any suggestions? Fixes?