Change your name or location in Xero

Find out how to change your user profile name or location in Xero. Changes to your name or location will flow through to your profile on Xero Community if you've ever posted there, and to your own site if you have embedded your profile.

Change your user profile name

  1. From the header, click the list icon Image showing the list icon, then select My Xero.

  2. In the Settings menu, select Profile Settings.

  3. Under Basic Information, find the Name field and enter your changes.

  4. Click Save.

Your user profile name appears:

  • On Xero Community, if you have ever posted there
  • On the top right of your screen in Xero when you are logged in
  • Throughout your Xero organisation, eg identifying your actions in History & Notes

Change your user profile location

  1. From the header, click the list icon Image showing the list icon, then select My Xero.

  2. In the Settings menu, select Profile Settings.

  3. Next to Location, click the arrow to select your country from the list or start typing to narrow the list. Click your location to select it.

  4. Click Save.

Xero uses your user profile location to determine:

  • The default location for any additional organisations you add
  • The date convention you will use, when you enter dates in Xero
  • The spelling of words within Xero

Your location also shows in Xero Community, if you have ever posted there.