How to change you google name?

Dan L2

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Hello All

Wondering if anyone knows how to change you google nickname?

For example: Dan Jones (turtle ranger)

How do i change the name turtle ranger?

Maybe last year I set up a Twitter account. It seems my twitter handle became my google nickname (name in brackets).

I could only find how to change my name within Google accounts not the nickname.

I changed my handle in Twitter hopping that would work but it only changed my twitter handle.

Even when I changed my google profile picture it seems it only changed it in a few accounts like google+ , YouTube and twitter but in google photos it's still my old profile picture.

Is there something I'm missing here? Why is changing your (name) and profile picture so difficult?

Any help is really appreciated.
 

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Just to add, I think part of the problem may be that your "Google" settings and your "Google+" settings are not necessarily the same. So, which are you actually trying to change?
 

Dan L2

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Just to add, I think part of the problem may be that your "Google" settings and your "Google+" settings are not necessarily the same. So, which are you actually trying to change?
Thank you so much!

I was able to change it from there but why doesn't it update when I'm in google photos? It still shows my old profile pic and nickname.

Ive longed into google photos via computer and changed my picture and name and it looks correct but when I'm in my google photo app on my phone it's still the old picture and name.

When I swipe left on my pixel and look at my google profile picture it's correct there with my updated picture.