How to Change Your Snapchat Username 2022 [Proper Guide]

Whenever we create a new account on any social media site, especially on Snapchat, we have to provide a username, password, and other information. They, later on, act as our login credentials to access the account.

When providing a username, it should be unique so that it helps to identify your account when people search by that name. However, some users type a way too difficult Username and create an account but later on got disappointed with their decision. That’s because it looks kind of weird and even hard to search. So, if you are one of them and want to change your Snapchat username, then hold on.

Changing a username of Snapchat is not quite possible because it’s your unique ID, and once you set it up, then it can’t be changed or replaced. Due to some security reasons of Snapchat, they can’t allow any users to use a new Username on the same account. But, you can change your display name.

Don’t be sad too early; in today’s article, we will learn to change your Snapchat display name as well as learn a few tips to use a new Username on Snapchat.

Difference Between Display Name and Username

Snapchat users especially have two names on their accounts. One is the display name, and another is the Username. If you are confused over these two names and still don’t know their working mechanism, then have a look.

Snapchat Username is basically the unique ID you use while creating an account. Every snap chatter has a unique Username so that it will be easier for other people to easily find the account on Snapchat. When someone needs to search your account on Snapchat, then they use your Username. You can find your Snapchat username from your profile section, which is just between your display name, and find friends on the Snapchat section at the top. 

The display name is a name you use on your Snapchat so that your friends can identify you. It is just like a nickname; this means you can pick or change any display name on your Snapchat. Just remember to use such a name that your other friends can recognize you. The Snapchat display name is located on your profile section under your Snapcode. 

So, the Snapchat username is more important than the display name. You can change your display name as much you want but not your Username. Once it is set up, then it cannot make any changes that. 

Can You Use Same Snapchat Username Twice?

As I already said, all Snapchatter have a different username, which is their true ID to identify them on Snapchat. If a person uses the same username twice on Snapchat, then it is like having two identical Snapchat account. Since many social media site doesn’t allow to have two accounts with the same username because one username is only accepted for one account, so it not possible to use the same Snapchat username twice

Who Can See Your Snapchat Username?

Snapchat username is a special name that is used to find people on Snapchat. Whenever your friends or other people need to add you to their Snapchat, then they use your username. So your Snapchat username is only visible to those people who are friends in your Snapchat. Other than that, other snap chatters only can see your display name.

Why Snapchat Username Unavailable?

While creating a new Snapchat account, the user has to provide a username along with other details. A username acts as a key to access the account later on. When a person uses a random username, then sometimes it shows already taken if other snap chatters currently use that particular username. If not, then the username is eligible for new registration.

However, sometimes, you may also find the username is unavailable even though it isn’t already taken. If Snapchat states your username is unavailable, then your username is associated with a deleted account. Someone already uses that username before creating a new Snapchat, but later on, an account was deleted. 

So, if you find an unavailable username while creating an account, then try other available usernames.

Tips to Change Snapchat Username

If you want to change your Snapchat username, then the only way is to create a new one. This means you have to open a new Snapchat account using a different username. Once you access your new account, then transfer all your previous Snapchat friends to a new one. It’s a quite bit lengthy process because you have to search their username and re-add one by one. But it’s the only way to change your Snapchat username.

But remember, all your current snap score, streaks, cameos will be reset, which means they will be deleted. You have to once again start all the way from the beginning. So, if you are fine with the above tips and then move on, otherwise, stay on the same current account.

Another suggestion, if you are ready to create a new Snapchat account, then this time, make sure to choose a good username. This way, you don’t have to again change or delete your account for an uncomfortable username.

How to Change the Snapchat Display Name?

Since Snapchat doesn’t allow any Snapchatters to change their username because of their policy so you can change your display name, you may wonder why?

Well, I think the Snapchat display name is the most important thing to recognize you on Snapchat. That’s because the username is just used to search for friends, nothing more than that. But your display name is your real identity. If anyone has to call you, then they use your display name instead of a username. Have you ever call your friends by their username “john12_t23” or “William_e443” absolutely not, right? So, you should focus more on your Snapchat display name instead of your username.

Now, let’s see how we can change the Snapchat display name?

  1. Launch your Snapchat on mobile devices (Android/IOS).
  2. Tap on your Profile icon from the upper left corner.
  3. There, you can find your display name under your Snapchat Snapcode.
  4. So, to change, tap on the Settings gear icon from the screen’s upper right corner.
  5. Under account, tap on the Name option. It is the first option inside the Snapchat settings.
  6. Now, clear your previous name and type a new one. You can give type any name as there is no restriction, just like a username.
  7. Once you use the good name, tap on the Save button.
  8. Move back and check your new display name.

So this way, you can change your Snapchat display name as much you want. There is no limitation on changing the display name.

Also Read: How to Get Rid of Snapchat New Update

Can Someone Know When You Change Their Display Name?

A display name is used to identify a person on Snapchat. If you look at your friend list section, then you will see your friend’s display name. Besides, the user can also change their friend’s display name on Snapchat if they want to give some nickname to that particular person. Changing the display name of your friends on Snapchat won’t send any notification to that person. So, don’t worry if you are thinking about whether someone will know when you change their display name or not. It only implies on your side, so this means your friends can also give you a nickname.

But remember, it won’t change the original display name. The changes only imply on your server-side and name. It won’t affect the next person’s original display name.

If you want to change your friend’s display name on Snapchat, then do follow these steps.

  1. Open your Snapchat app.
  2. Head to the Chat Section.
  3. Now choose a friend in which you want to change a display name. In other words, add a nickname.
  4. Long-tap on their profile and tap on More options.
  5. Tap on the Edit Name option to change a persons’ display name on your Snapchat.
  6. Now, give a name and if you are fully satisfied, then tap on the Save button.

Give all types of funny, weird, and hilarious nicknames to your friends on Snapchat. They will never know that you have changed their name on your Snapchat. Until they look at your Snapchat friend list, so keep your Snapchat private if you have given some unusual nickname to your friends, which can make them angry.

How to Share Snapchat Username?

You cannot change your Snapchat username, but you can share your Username. You can directly share it on your all Social media apps so that your friends can add you to Snapchat. In addition, you can also send your Username via Message, Bluetooth, Gmail, Drive. This is the most simple way to randomly search for your friends on Snapchat. It can save both time and effort.

Now, let’s see the simple few steps to share Snapchat Username down below.

  1. Open your Snapchat app.
  2. Tap on your Profile icon, which is located in the upper left corner.
  3. After that, tap on Settings Gear Icon from the upper right corner of the screen.
  4. Under the Account section, tap on Username.
  5. Finally, share your Username via the available option. If you want to share it on Social media apps, then you must install the app on your mobile like Facebook, Instagram, Imo messenger, and more.

How to Delete Snapchat Username?

Suppose you are using Snapchat for a long time. Suddenly one day, you made a decision to delete your Snapchat username because it’s really difficult to pronounce and even search. So, if you are thinking about removing your Snapchat username, then you have to delete your Snapchat account. That’s because Snapchat doesn’t allow users to directly delete usernames. Your Snapchat username is your login credential to access the Snapchat account. So, deleting the username means permanently delete the account.

That’s why think before you act. You will lose your current Snapchat account forever. However, if you are stick with your decision, then do read this article to delete your Snapchat account permanently


Lastly, the Snapchat username is a good way to find friends and add them to a friends list. So, you should use a simple and unique username for your Snapchat account. Otherwise, it will be uneasy for your friend to find you.

Besides, if you are thinking about changing your Snapchat username, then you have to create a new account. Other than that, there is such an option left for you to try. But I recommend you leave it like that. Don’t do anything with your username because it’s only to add friends. Instead of that, change your display name; it is more important than a username.

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