Snapchat change username

Snapchat is bringing an update later this month that would allow its users to change their usernames without having to create a new account on the platform. Let’s be clear on something, your display name is not your profile name on Snapchat, they are two different things and since the app’s creation in 2011, users have been unable to change their usernames after creating an account on the platform.

Snapchat explained, “When we first launched Snapchat in 2011, we structured our platform around accounts with unique usernames, much like email accounts at the time.”

With the new update, users can change their username on the platform however, it is worth noting that you can only change your Snapchat username once a year.

Steps on how to change your Snapchat username

  • Update your Snapchat app to the latest version on Google Play Store or Apple Store.
  • Launch the app and tap your Bitmoji (or profile) icon at the top-left corner to open your profile. When the profile page appears, tap the Settings gear icon at the top-right snapchat settings
  • Tap on “Username” under the “My Account” section and tap on “Change Username” to modify your current Snapchat username.change your username on snapchat
  • Snapchat will now warn you that you can change your username only once a year. Tap on “Continue” to acknowledge, type your new username in the “Username” textbox, and press the “Next” button.confirm yearly username change warning
  • Enter your password and press the “Confirm” button. When the confirmation prompt appears, press “Continue” to confirm the changes.confirm password and new username
  • And that’s it! Snapchat will show you a pop-up confirming that you have successfully changed your Snapchat username. As mentioned earlier, you will have to wait a year to change your username again.

Steps on how to change Snapchat display name

  • Open Snapchat and tap your Bitmoji icon at the top-left corner. From the profile page, tap the Settings icon at the top-right corner.
  • Under “My Account” settings, tap “Name” to change your display name. change snapchat display name
  • Enter a new Snapchat display name and press the green “Save” button.
  • After saving the new display name, it will immediately show up on your Snapchat profile.

There is still a way to change your Snapchat username without waiting for a year and that is to delete your account and create a new one. Creating a new account doesn’t take much of your time and isn’t stressful, the only downside to deleting and creating a new account on the platform is that you won’t be able to transfer data from the previous account to the new one.

I hope this tutorial was of much help to you, if you did benefit from it, feel free to share with your friends using any of the social media buttons below. Did you find it difficult in changing your username on Snapchat? Let us know in the comment section below.

By Johnson Daniel

I'm a blog artist by the mind and a passionate blogger by heart ❤️ who loves to explore the latest in tech news, reviews, and tutorials.

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