We all like to stay connected and the internet has helped with that. Countless social media websites have established themselves through the years that we can barely go one day without them. Snapchat is one such app that we all use almost every day if not every other day for various purposes. We’re so glad that Snapchat finally lets users change their usernames, so in this article, we’ll tell you how to change your username on Snapchat.
We all probably made our Snapchat usernames when we were roughly 13 or 14 years old, and let’s face it, we were no creative geniuses. Your or your friends’ Snapchat usernames are super embarrassing and they most often contain words like awesome or rocks. Snapchat, initially, wanted us to regret our username choices throughout our lifetime, but now they’ve become better! They let us change our Snapchat usernames.
What is Snapchat?
Snapchat is a social media app that lets you share and personally send photos and videos to your friends and followers. Unlike Instagram and other social media platforms, one of the major aspects that make Snapchat stand out from the crowd is that the messages sent on Snapchat vanish after you see them unless you specifically want to save them. The app also uses artificial intelligence to recognize faces and put a filter on them.
Users can try a variety of filters that can add fun features to your picture such as dog ears, rainbow vomit, flower crowns, etc. The best part about the technology is that it not only recognizes one face but can also recognize other faces and apply the filter to more than one person.
What is Snapchat Username?
Snapchat username is the name through which you identify yourself on the application. When you made the account, you must’ve put in a name to call your account, that is your username. You use that for logging into the account and to let your friends know that you are a user of the app. After you set up your account, Spanchat asks you for a nickname, this is what your name will show up as on other people’s chat lists or friend lists.
Back when Snapchat started, you could only change your nickname and not your username. This means the username that you start with will stay throughout your Snapchat journey unless you want to delete that account. Deleting the existing account and creating a new Snapchat account was the only way to change your Snapchat username. Thankfully, that is not the case now.
How to Change Username on Snapchat?
Snapchat’s great news of users being able to change their username has made everyone giddy with happiness. However, we need to be careful because you can only change your username once every year. This means that if you type something in a hurry without checking it, you will be stuck with a crappy username for the rest of the year.
In addition, once you use a specific username and change it, there is no going back to it. You can only use one username one time. So always be careful while changing your Snapchat username. Follow the steps given below to change your username on Snapchat-
- Select the settings to option in My Profile.
- Once the settings open, select the My Account section.
- In ‘My Account’ tap on the username option.
- Now select the Change Username option.
- You can enter your new username in the space given and then hit the ‘next’ button.
- The final step is to make sure you are the owner of the account by entering your password and selecting the confirm option.
Here is a YouTube video to help you better understand how to change your Snapchat username. The video is quite recent so you should be able to follow the steps easily and find the desired result quickly.
That’s a wrap on the ‘How to Change Username on Snapchat?’ article. We hope you can now undo the damage that your cringey seventh-grade or eighth-grade self did to you. So many people are extremely thankful for the update and you shouldn’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. Make sure that you chose your next username wisely, after all, you can change it only once a year. In addition to that, it is always a good idea to keep your username relevant to your brand or personal identity. This will make it easier for people to find you and connect with you on the platform. Also, remember to update your username on other social media platforms and websites to maintain consistency across all your online profiles. Happy snapping!