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Published on March 18th, 2024 | by Sandy Writtenhouse

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How to Change Your Spotify Username

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Not happy with your Spotify profile name? If you’re wondering how to change your username on Spotify, we’ll explain how it works, what you can change, and how to do it on all your devices.

About Your Spotify Username

If you signed up for Spotify before 2018, you likely chose your own username. However, since then, Spotify has changed its process by generating usernames automatically and randomly. Your username is now a series of numbers and letters used to identify you, and you cannot change it.

As Spotify explains, you don’t need your username to sign in; you can simply use your email address and password or another method like Google or Apple.

With all of this in mind, the name you can change on Spotify is your display name. This is the name you see on your profile, playlists, and in the app.

So, if you want to change your display name on Spotify to something more recognizable, we’ll show you how to do so in the mobile app as well as in the desktop and web applications.

Change Your Spotify Display Name in the Mobile App

If you listen to Spotify with your mobile phone or tablet, you can change your display name in the app in just a handful steps.

  1. Open Spotify on Android or iOS and tap your profile icon on the top left.
  2. Pick View profile at the top of the menu.
  3. Tap Edit.
  4. Replace your current display name with your new one in the Name field.
  5. Optionally, you can add or edit your profile photo by tapping it and choosing an option.
  6. Select Save.
Change display name in the Spotify mobile app

You’ll then see your new Spotify display name on all your synced devices.

Change Your Spotify Display Name in the Desktop or Web App

You’ll use the same instructions to change your Spotify display name for both the desktop and web applications.

  1. Open the Spotify app or visit Spotify.com on the web and sign in if necessary.
  2. Use your profile icon on the top right to select Profile.
Profile in the menu in the Spotify desktop app
  1. Click the three dots and pick Edit profile.
Edit Profile in the Spotify desktop app
  1. Replace your current display name with your new one in the Name field of the pop-up window.
  2. Optionally, add or edit your profile photo by selecting it and choosing an option.
  3. Click Save when you finish.
Change display name in the Spotify desktop app

You’ll then see your new display name wherever you sign into Spotify.

Even though you can’t change your username on Spotify, you can make your display name most anything you like. Take a few moments to come up with a unique name or simply use your given name for a more recognizable profile on Spotify.

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