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I have a name on Steam, but when I play multiplayer Team Fortress, it shows my email address.

I have already set my name in Steam, but I want the game to show my name.

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Open your profile,

Profile page

click edit profile,

Edit Profile Button

change your name

Profile Name Box

and save the changes.

Save Changes Button

Note: Everything might not look the same, as I use some addins (steamdb is displayed in first picture, lastpass in third) and your language might be different.

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+1 for sticking your face in everything :P – aytimothy Mar 1 at 7:33
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@aytimothy All your page are belong to us. – ardaozkal Mar 1 at 7:52
    
Out of curiosity what's the [TR] stand for? (I always find clan tags like that interesting) – Robotnik Mar 1 at 10:42
    
@Robotnik Short for "turkey", not a clan. – ardaozkal Mar 1 at 10:53
    
@ardaozkal - ah cool! Thanks :-) – Robotnik Mar 1 at 10:55

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Go to the Friends List, hit the arrow near your name, click "Change Profile Name", choose your Name, and you are done!

Thank you to ardaozkal for the image, Props to you!

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+1 this is the usual way, it's much faster as well. – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Feb 29 at 21:25
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Hey, I'd edit your answer with more info but it looks like you will edit it, ping me if you want me to edit it. Also here is a picture if you want to include it.. – ardaozkal Feb 29 at 23:10

If you want to change your username in the client (Note: You can still use my other answer in client), you can check @Magmagod's answer, or do this. This also works in games too, so you can change your name during a match etc.

Open up Steam Settings, then switch to the friends tab (if you are in-game, it'll automatically start from Friends tab):

Friends tab

Change your name, and hit the "OK" button.

OK button

Note: I'm using a theme, this might not look the same on your end.

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Why did you create two separate answers when merging them both would have been a wiser choice? It's not even a fundamentally different way, it's just an alternative – Retrosaur Mar 1 at 7:11
    
@skully I asked in chat and we thought that putting multiple answers would be better, considering they are different. – ardaozkal Mar 1 at 7:54

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