SharePoint Online: Display User Name in Top Navigation Suite Bar

Requirement: Display user name in the top navigation bar in SharePoint Online

How to Display User Name in the Top Navigation Bar?

By default, SharePoint Online displays the user’s profile picture in its top-right corner of the screen. If there are no profile pictures available, then the logged-in user gets the initials of the display name. To show the logged in user’s display name next to the profile picture in SharePoint Online, do the following:

  • Login to Office 365 Admin Center at
  • Click on Settings >> Org Settings
  • On the Org Settings page, click on the “Organization Profile” tab at the top and then click on the “Custom themes” link.
  • In the custom themes property panel, scroll down and select the “Show the user’s display name” checkbox at the bottom of the page.
  • Click on “Save changes” to apply your settings.

Here is how it looks like in SharePoint Online:

sharepoint online display user name in top navigation bar

You can turn it OFF if you want to hide the display name by using the same steps and unchecking “Show the user’s display name” checkbox again.

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

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