How do you change your Snapchat username?

Over the years, Snapchat users have become frustrated by the lack of flexibility in changing usernames.

Fast forward to almost 10 years later application launch, Snapchat Setting choice to its users finally change their username since they first signed up.

The option to change the username on your Snapchat profile is not available - it is available as of February 2022


The option to change the username on your Snapchat profile is not available – it is available as of February 2022

How do I change my Snapchat Username?

To do this, you have to tap on the Bitmoji icon in the top right corner of the Camera.

Tap the gear icon to access the settings.

Select account nameFollowed by Change username.

A pop-up will then appear reminding everyone that they can only change their username once per year.

Enter the new username you want and press Next.

Finally, re-login Snapchat for it to take effect.

When will the Snapchat change take effect?

Your username is the name originally associated with your account – the name chosen when you first created your Snapchat account.

Snapchatters will only be allowed to switch to a new controller once a year, with the feature available in February 2022.

And anyone thinking of using usernames that were previously used by someone with a large following, think again, as you will only be able to create brand new names.

The old usernames you used to use again are also off-limits.

The feature is available to both iOS and Android users and won’t affect things like friendships, Snap codes, and Memories.

“Changing usernames is one of the most requested features from our community, and one that we know is hugely important to a lot of Snapchatters,” the company said.

On Snapchat, you have two different “names”.

The first is the Username, which is the permanent name associated with your account – it remains unchangeable until February 2022.

And then you also have a Display Name, which is how you appear to other people on Snapchat.

It is somewhat similar to Twitter Handle and Twitter Display Name.

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How do I change my Snapchat Display Name?

Changing your Display Name is really easy.

Tap Gear in My Profile to open Settings.

Then tap Name in the My Account section.

Enter your new Display Name and then select Save.

People who first add you will still see the display name you originally selected.

But new friends will see your updated display name.

And don’t forget that if someone has you in their phone book, they can see the name saved there.

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