So called front page of the internetReddit assigns new users a generic username by default. Unhappy-Round436 or LoginHidden7. Of course, usernames are not forcefully assigned and all users are free to choose any available username they want. However, many users miss the summary and look for ways to change their username at a later stage. So if you are one of them, we will show you how to change your username and display name on Reddit.
Guide to Changing Your Username on Reddit (2021)
reddit claims have at least 52 million daily active users worldwide. However, ‘suggested usernames’ often confuse new users, so people often want to change their username. If you want to change your Reddit username to something more personal, read on. In this article, we’ll explain how to change your username and display name on Reddit, both in the app and on the website.
Things to Remember Before Changing a Username on Reddit
The first and most important thing to know about changing your Reddit username is that you can only do it if your username has been suggested to you by Reddit. That too, only if your account is relatively new and you haven’t used it for a very long time. However, if you’ve already chosen a custom username for yourself or have been using Reddit for a while, you won’t be able to change your Reddit username.
By the way, you can change your ‘Display Name’ on Reddit at any time, regardless of your username status. Your Display Name will be displayed on your profile page, and all your posts, comments and replies will continue to carry your current username. If you don’t want that, the only way to get rid of your Reddit username completely is to delete your Reddit account. Then you can start over with a new account.
Steps to Change Username Using Reddit App (Android and iOS)
note: The screenshots below are from the Reddit Android app, but the steps will remain the same on iOS.
- Launch the Reddit app and sign in to your account whose username you want to change. At that time, tap your profile avatar in the upper left corner andMy profile‘ in the drop-down menu.
note: As mentioned earlier, this account must be a new account and have a Reddit suggested username for the steps below to work..
- Reddit will now ask you to confirm whether you want to continue with your Reddit assigned username or replace it with a new one. Tap ‘Change Username’ and type a username of your choice. Press ‘Next’ in the top right corner when you’re done.
- Finally, tap on ‘Register Username‘ to confirm your action and change your username on Reddit. Your new username will be reflected on your profile page and any post or comment you make on the platform.
Change Display Name in Reddit App (Android and iOS)
If you can’t change your username on Reddit, you can at least change your display name. This is how you do it:
- Open the Reddit app and tap your profile avatar in the upper left corner. Then, from the drop-down menu ‘My profile‘ choice.
- On the next page, ‘Edit Profile‘ button. You will now see the option to change your display name.
- You can change your display name to any name you want, within the 40-character limit. Make sure you press the ‘ button.SaveWhen you’re done, press the button in the upper right corner. Your new Display name will now appear on your profile page.
Change Display Name on Reddit Website
Here’s how you can change your display name on the Reddit website:
- Log into the Reddit website and click on profile avatar in the upper right corner. From the drop-down menu, ‘Profile‘.
- On the next page, press the button gear icon (Settings) next to your profile avatar.
- Now you will see the option to change your display name. Replace it with anything you want within the 40 character limit. Your changes will be saved automatically.
- Go back to your profile page and you will see your new display name instead of your username.
note: If you can’t see your new display name, reload/refresh your profile page to get rid of cached content.
Easily Change Your Username and Display Name on Reddit!
As you can see, it’s easy to change your username and display name on Reddit, whether it’s in the app or on the website. So go ahead, change your username and display name on Reddit, whatever is available to you, and let us know how easy it was to do it. In the meantime, as a Reddit user, check out some of our other Reddit-related guides, including how to disable the ‘open in app’ prompt on Reddit and how to hide online status on Reddit.