How To Change Your Username On Snapchat

Your username is one of the most important aspects of any social media profile. That’s how people can recognize you, connect with you, and relate to your brand. Regardless, 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.

Regardless, you can always change your display name that everyone sees. The two should not get confused. This article shows you everything you need to know about changing your username and customizing its color, fonts, and overall looks.

How to Change Your Snapchat Display Name on Mobile

As previously mentioned, you create a Snapchat account and type in your username, but you can’t change it again unless you delete your account and create a new one. 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 that other users would know that 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 “Name” to remove, edit, or write a new display name.

  4. Once you’ve entered your new display name, tap “Save,” and everyone will see it on your profile. However, if they have your contact saved under your old name, they’ll have to edit your contact and save it under the new one.


Can I change my Snapchat display name on desktop?

Say you momentarily lose access to your phone and want to change your Snapchat display name in a hurry. Unfortunately, in this situation, your are out of luck. Although you can log in to your account on desktop via Snapchat Login page, changing your display name is not an option.

Can you change your username without deleting your account?

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 have to build your new account from scratch.


Most users solve the username issue by changing their Snapchat Display Name and keeping their old username to protect all Snaps and account info. If you still want to delete your Snapchat account, open your profile page and choose to deactivate your account. Snapchat holds your account as inactive for 30 days then deletes it permanently.

Change Your Username on Snapchat

Wrapping Up

Everyone has experienced the regret of creating a username when they were younger that might be a little embarrassing now. While Snapchat might not let you change the username that you log in with, they will let you change your display name. Do you have any experience, tips, tricks, or questions regarding changing your Snapchat display name? Leave a comment in the section below.

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