How to change your Snapchat username

TIRED of your Snapchat name? You might be able to change it.

Display names are easy to change, but the same can’t be said for usernames.

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On Snapchat, you have two different “names”.

The first is a Username, which is the fixed name associated with your account.

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

It’s a bit like a Twitter Handle and a Twitter Display Name.

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How to change Snapchat Display Name

Changing your Display Name is actually very easy.

Tap the Cogwheel in My Profile to open up Settings.

Then tap Name under the My Account section.

Enter your new Display Name and then choose Save.

People who first added you will still see the display name you originally chose.

But new friends will see your updated display name.

And don’t forget that if someone has you in their phone contacts, they might see the named saved their instead.

How to change Snapchat Username

Your Username is the original name associated with your account.

You will have chosen it when you first created your Snapchat account.

Sadly, it’s not possible to change your Snapchat username.

It might sound bizarre, but Snapchat say “this is for security reasons”.

Worse still, it’s not possible to transfer account data, Memories or Snapstreaks from one username to another.

That means if you want a new Username, you’ll have to start afresh with a new account.

Of course, this is possible and you can re-add all of your old friends.

But there’s no way to change your actual Username.

It’s also worth noting that if an account has been deleted or permanently locked, that Username will no longer be available.

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