How to change your username on Snapchat

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Your username is one of the most important aspects of any social media profile. This is how people can recognize you, connect with you, and identify with your brand. Anyway, what happens when you want to edit or change your username on Snapchat? The straight answer is that you cannot change your username unless you cancel your account and open a new one. Either way, you can always change your username/display name that everyone sees. The two should not be confused. This article shows you everything you need to know about changing your username and customizing its color, fonts, and overall look. Let's start.



How to Change Your Snapchat Display Name on iOS and Android

As mentioned earlier, you create a Snapchat account and enter your username, but you can't change it again until you delete your account. However, what you can customize and change as often as you want is your display name. This action gives you the freedom to create something uniquely recognizable so other users know it's you. Here's how to change your Snapchat display name on mobile.

  1. Open your Snapchat App.
  2. Go to " My profile " and click on the " Settings " wheel icon.
  3. Click on " Last name " to delete, modify or write a new display name.
  4. Once you've entered your new display name, tap " To safeguard, " and everyone will see it on your profile. However, if they saved your contact under your old name, they will need to edit your contact and save it under the new one.

Snapchat Change Username/Display Name FAQ

What are some cute Snapchat name ideas?

All display names on Snapchat must follow community guidelines and be related to your brand if you are a business. For general users, the guidelines still apply, but your display name should apply to you. You should also avoid using more than two words, too many characters, emojis, or promotional phrases. Make sure you come up with something interesting.



For personal accounts, some example display names include Angry Bookman, Space Woman, Jiggly Man, Lucky Dragon, TwinkleEyes, Melody3880, Moonshine2245, Sunshine567, Rhythm Pad, The Lost Opera, Blue Pineapple, Strawberry65, KiwiLover, Siister4life, 1Love and All4You.


For business Snapchat accounts, some example display names include NikeFit, Stone Remodeling, DreamCruises, Bright Smiles, BrightSmiles66, etc.

Of course, these names are just examples of potential display names, not actual names.

How to change your name font in Snapchat?

Snapchat users who want to change the font used on their display name should use a third-party keyboard app. Once you've installed a new keyboard app, go to your display name options and enter your new name.

Do you need to delete your Snapchat account to change your username?

Due to user security, the only way to change your username is to delete your account and create a new one. When you delete your account, you cannot transfer your account data, Snapstreaks, or Memories. You need to create your new account from scratch. Most users solve the username problem by changing their Snapchat display name and keeping their old username to protect all Snaps and account information. If you still want to delete your Snapchat account, open your profile page and choose to deactivate your account. Snapchat keeps your account inactive for 30 days and then permanently deletes it.


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