Removing account owner name from the Google bar

June 1, 2016

In the past year, Google has made some changes to the Google bar that is displayed across the top of most Google apps. For instance, if a user has a picture associated with their account, they’ll see that picture in the Google bar; if they don’t have a picture, they’ll see their initial.

Because these changes have made it easier for account owners to identify the account they’re currently signed into and using, there’s no longer a need to display their name in the Google bar as well. With that in mind, account owner names will disappear from the space next to the app launcher in the Google bar in any Google apps where they previously appeared.

Source: Google Apps Updates