Just realized my name is clear as day on my documents that I'm sharing with strangers. Meanwhile they all show up as "Anonymous %animal%". How do I make it so my name doesn't show up?


It's not possible to hide the owner name on shared documents. It could be found either on the Google Documents UI or on Google Drive.

The alternative is to use an account that doesn't include your name on the email address nor the display name.

If you will not allow strangers to edit your documents, another alternative is to publish your files to the web.

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    Can people find an account's name on Google+?
    – Pacerier
    Feb 4 '18 at 23:30
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    @Pacerier: It depends if the account has a Google+ profile.
    – Rubén
    Feb 4 '18 at 23:33

Go to your Google account, go to privacy. Change/Hide your name/email by logging in.

I don't know about the "anonymous" thing, but if you were to hide your email/change your name you wouldn't feel the pressure.

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