As part of our ongoing commitment to your security and privacy, we’ve recently made a change to how your name will display to your matches.
If you haven’t set a display name, your matches will just see your initials in their list.
If you’d like to share a name or nickname with your matches, you can update your display name in your profile. This is not a mandatory step, and if you’d only like your initials to display you don’t need to take any action.
Your matches will still be able to contact you through our messaging system, and you can disclose your name to them at this point if you would prefer.
To check whether you have set a display name, click on DNA Profiles in the left menu.
Next, click the arrow to the right of the profile you’d like to check:
This will take you to the profile information, which you can review and update should you choose to.
If you haven’t already set a display name, the field will be empty. To update it, please click on the display name field:
You can then enter the name you’d like to share with your matches - this can be your real name or an alias.
Remember to click ‘Save’! If you don’t click save, the change will be lost and you’ll have to do it again.
Once you’ve clicked save, you’ll be taken back to the details page, and can see the change you’ve just made.
Once you’ve set your display name, you can always come back to change it at any time if you decide you’d like to use a different alias or update your details.