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Do you have a Reddit account? Do you want to know how to change your Reddit username? Here we are describing how to change your Reddit username. If you are new to Reddit, one of the first things you will notice after creating an account is the default username.
Reddit says that at least 52 million people worldwide use it every day. But its “suggested usernames” can confuse new users, which is why many people want to change them. Read on if you wish to change your Reddit username to something more personal. In this article, we’ll show you how to change your Reddit username and display name on both the website and the app.
But what if you change it to something less formal than Virtual-Image561 or Traditional_Rate7196? Do you want to know how to change your Reddit user name? Then we will take care of it.
This article explains how to change Reddit usernames, birthdays, flair, age, and more.
Things to Remember Before Changing Your Reddit Name
The first and most important thing to know about changing your Reddit name is that you can only do it if Reddit suggests your username. Also, you can only do this if your account isn’t too old and you haven’t used it for too long. But you can’t change your Reddit screen name if you already have a custom username or have been using Reddit for a while.
You can change your “Display Name” on Reddit anytime, no matter your username status. Your Display Name will be shown on your profile page, but your username will still be shown on all your posts, comments, and replies. If you don’t want that to happen, the only way to get rid of your Reddit username is to delete your Reddit account. Then you can make a new account and start over.
Requirements for Changing Your Reddit Username
In 2020, Reddit told the Wall Street Journal that 52 million people used it daily. That’s 52,000,000 usernames. No one knows where it is now.
If you signed up for a Reddit account directly, you already chose a username and password and can’t change them. You can always make a new account, though.
Instead of making a new account, many people signed up with their Google or Apple accounts. These Reddit users were given names randomly, one of the three things you must do to change your username.
If you want your username to stand out from the other random ones, you must change it yourself. The good news is that it only takes a few simple steps to do this. There are a few things that must be true:
- You need to make a new account (the time limit to change your username is unspecified).
- You must use a Google or Apple account to sign up (it auto-generates the username you can change).
- Then you must have a username that is made for you.
Read More: What to do If Username Not Available
How to Change Reddit Username on iPhone?
If you are an iPhone user and want to change your Reddit username, follow these simple steps:
- Open the Reddit app on your iPhone, create a new account, or log in to an existing one.
- Tap your avatar at the top of the screen. Tap the My profile option.
- Reddit will ask you to confirm whether you want to use the randomly assigned username or change it to a new one.
- Click on “Change user name.”
5. Enter the user name you wish to use. Note that this is a one-time action and you cannot make any corrections afterward.
6. Click the “Next” button in the upper right corner.
7. Reddit will ask you to confirm that you want to use this username permanently.
8. Click on “Save user name.”
You’ve changed your username. We quote Reddit: “For what it’s worth.”
Please note that if you have already registered with a username (not assigned to Reddit), you will not be able to change it. You can only change your display name. In this case, you can register with a new account and choose a different username.
How to Change Reddit Username on Android?
If you are an Android user and want to change your Reddit username, follow these simple steps:
- Launch the Reddit app on your Android device. Sign in with an existing account or sign up for a new account.
- Click on your avatar in the upper left corner. Click on the “My profile” option.
- Reddit will ask you to confirm whether you want to use the randomly assigned username or change it to a new one.
- Click on “Change user name.”
- Enter the user name you wish to use. Note that this is a one-time action and you cannot make any corrections afterward.
- Click the “Next” button in the upper right corner.
- Reddit will ask you to confirm that you want to use this username permanently.
- Click on “Save user name.”
Please note that if you have already registered with a username not associated with Reddit, you cannot change your username. You can log in with a new account and choose a different username.
Read Also: How to Delete Reddit Account
How to Change Reddit Username on Mobile App?
If you’re using the Reddit app on your phone, here’s how to change the username that Reddit gave you.
- On your Android or iOS device, open the Reddit app.
- Tap the person icon in the upper right corner.
- Choose “My profile” from the list of options for your account.
- Reddit will show you a pop-up window asking if you want to keep the username it gave you or change it. Tap the Change username button.
- Type in your new username. It should be between 3 and 23 characters long. Also, pay attention to the red text above. It tells you what your username needs to have to be accepted. When you’re done, tap Next in the upper right corner.
- Reddit will ask if you want to keep the username forever. Tap Save username if you’re sure.
How to Change Reddit Username on Desktop?
You can change the name Reddit gave you randomly in a few easy steps.
- Open your favorite web browser on your Mac or PC and go to the Reddit homepage.
- Click the arrow in the top right corner to open a list of options, and choose “Profile” from the list.
- Then, a pop-up will appear asking if you want to change your username. Click on Username Change.
- Type in your new username, ensure it has between 3 and 23 characters, and click Continue. Pay attention to the red text below the text box, as it will tell you if the username you’re entering is correct.
- Reddit will ask you if you want to keep this username since it will be yours forever. If so, click the Save Username button.
Also Read: How to Change Twitch Name
How to Set Up Your Reddit Username While Signing Up With an Email Address?
Reddit lets you set your username as you sign up to use an email address. After setting up the username, you won’t get a popup to change it in the Profile section, as we did earlier.
Here are the steps to set up a Reddit username when making a new account with a personal email address:
- Visit the page to sign up for Reddit.
- Enter a username and a password that are unique.
- Click the button that says “Sign Up.”
You can’t change the username you chose when you joined. So, you can’t change it if you already put it in when you signed in with an email address.
How to Change Your Name on Reddit?
Reddit also lets you change or set up your display name. This is just another name Reddit shows on your profile and your username. But everything you do on Reddit, like posts and comments, is done under your username.
Follow these steps to set it up:
- Click the drop-down menu next to your profile picture in the top right corner.
- Go to the section called “Profile” under “My Stuff.”
- Click on the gear icon to the right of your name.
- In the Display name (optional) box, type the name you want to use.
As soon as you leave the display name box, the changes will be saved, and your display name will appear on your profile right above your Reddit username.
You can change your display name anytime but you can’t change your Reddit username. In the same way, you can change your Reddit profile picture if you want to.
How to Change Your Birthday on Reddit?
You may think you’ve misconfigured your birthday if you see a cake icon randomly appearing next to your username. It’s your birthday on Reddit. “Cake Day” on Reddit is the birthday of the day you joined the platform.
Reddit doesn’t ask for your date of birth (not even when you sign up), and there’s no way to add it to your profile. There is also no way to change the “day of the cake.”
How to Change Your Flair on Reddit?
Have you set a style for a particular subreddit post and are now looking for a way to change it? If so, it’s a reasonably straightforward process. However, keep in mind that each subreddit’s flyer is different. In some subreddits, you won’t be able to add or edit flyers.
- Go to a subreddit that allows its users to switch flavors.
- Search for your username in the sidebar.
- Click on the “Change flair” option next to your username.
- A new configuration window will appear. You can then change your liking for that particular subreddit.
How to Change Your Age on Reddit?
Maybe you created your account when you were underage, so you couldn’t access the NSFW feed. Or perhaps you want to allow your underage cousin to use your account, but you don’t want them to have access to inappropriate content.
Since Reddit doesn’t ask for your age when you create your account, you can only change the NSFW settings on the settings page. Here’s how:
- Log in to your Reddit account on your computer.
- Click on your avatar in the upper right corner.
- Access the “User Configuration” page.
- Go to “Profile” and scroll to the “Profile Category” subsection.
- For users under 18, disable the NSFW button. For users over 18, please enable it.
You may confuse the age on your account with your actual age and try to correct it. “Pie Day” refers to your Reddit age, not your age or birthday. Therefore, you cannot make any changes to it.
How to Change Email on Reddit?
To change your account, you must connect your Reddit profile with the correct email address. You may have mistakenly signed up with a work address and now want to replace it with your address. It’s easier than you think. Just follow the steps below:
- Log in to your Reddit account on your favorite device.
- Go to the top right corner and click on the down arrow next to your username.
- Go to the account section.
- You will see two options in the Account Settings tab: Email address and Change password.
- Under “E-mail address” you will see your current e-mail address. Click on the “Edit” button next to it.
- A new pop-up window will appear asking you to enter your current Reddit password for verification.
- Enter your password and add your new e-mail address in the field below.
- Click the “Save Chart” button when you are done.
- In the new window, you will see a message that a confirmation email has been sent to your new address. Click on “Receive” to finish.
- Open your mailbox and find the verification link in the email.
- Click on it to secure your Reddit account. The link will automatically redirect you to the Reddit homepage.
Changes to Reddit Usernames: What You Can’t Do?
There are two ways to join Reddit. You can sign up with an Apple or Google account you already have or just an email address.
Here are some important rules to remember:
- You can only change your username once when you sign up with an Apple or Google account.
- If you sign up with an email address, you must choose a username you can’t change later.
- You can’t use the same Reddit username more than once.
Perhaps you’ve ever wanted to change your child’s username on Reddit but were frustrated that you couldn’t do it. Allowing you to leave only one username permanently is one way Reddit fights cybercrime. You can only change your username when you create your account.
Reddit is a community, a discussion, and an exchange of ideas. Your name, your age, and even your gender mean nothing here. That’s why there isn’t even an option to enter your date of birth or gender.
Are you using the username suggested by Reddit for your account? Why did you decide it was time to change it? Share your experience in the comments section below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How can I correct my username?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to make corrections to usernames on Reddit. You can only choose one username, which will remain forever. What you can do is create a new account with a new name. Note that the activity of your old account will not be synchronized with the new one, even if you log in with the same email address.
How to Change the Username of an Old Account?
If you can’t change your username because your account isn’t new or you’ve changed it before, you can only make a new account with the username you want. You don’t need an email address to create another account, which is good.
What is intuition?
In short, a flair is a tag next to a username or post title on specific subreddits where this is allowed. You’ll often see people who belong to a particular group (fans of a favorite basketball team) use the same flair as an identifier. Flairs are also helpful in filtering out content that you don’t want to appear in your feed. To do this, go to a specific subreddit and find the “Add Flair” option in the “Community Details” sidebar on the right.
How Do I Correct My Username?
Reddit doesn’t let you change your username, which is a shame. You can only pick one username that will stay with you forever. You can make a new account with a different name. Even if you sign up with the same email address, your old account won’t be linked to the new one.
What is a flair next to the username?
Flair is a tag that appears next to a user’s name (or post) in subreddits that allow it. Like fans of a specific sports team, people from the same group often wear the same flair to show who they are. You can also use flairs to hide things you don’t want to see from your feed.
How do I switch accounts?
You can make a second account and switch between the two if you can’t get the username you want (or three or more). Here’s how to switch between your Reddit accounts quickly and easily on the mobile app.
If I deactivate my account, can I reuse my username?
You might want to turn off your Reddit account and start all over. If you delete your Reddit account, you can’t use the same username again. You’ll have to make a new account with a different username. You can create and use as many profiles as you want, though.
Can I use the same email for more than one Reddit account?
Yes, users with the same email address can make as many Reddit accounts as they want. So, you can create more than one account for different purposes.
How many times can you change your username on Reddit?
You can only change your username one time on Reddit. Also, you can only do that if you create your Reddit account with the username Reddit suggested. Once you manually change your username, you can’t change it again.
Are deleted Reddit accounts permanent?
You can’t restore your Reddit account once you delete it. You also can’t make a new account on Reddit with the same username. Deleting your account won’t eliminate any comments you’ve already made. Instead, they will have the name “[deleted]” as their username.
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