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How To Change Your Username On Spotify

Published on 21.02.2023 by Maiko Maisadze

For starters, Spotify is your one-stop app to stream music and podcasts. It is home to thousands of albums/EPs and original podcasts in different countries, languages and topics. Safe to say, any artist doing their due diligence can be discovered there. 

The process of maximizing opportunities on Spotify starts with creating an optimized profile. Others include collaborations and getting featured on playlists. Your profile is what people see when they search for you on Spotify. On your profile, you will find your username, pictures, latest music, collaborations, and more.

Among all of these, the most significant is your username. Choosing a username seems like an easy job until you choose one and want to change it. Not only is your username a reflection of who you are and a way to be recognizable, but it is also a one-time decision. That is, it cannot be changed after you save it. 

Unlike the username, the display name can be changed. The display name is the address with which users can find you on Spotify. It also appears when people stream your music and playlist.

Reasons Why You May Need to Change Your Username on Spotify 

If your username is too long, contains inappropriate language, or you want to use it for another account, you might wish to alter it. Additionally, it could be a good idea to alter your username if you wish to maintain your anonymity.

  • Forget username: This is a common problem nowadays. Between managing different accounts on social media, one is bound to overlook one of them. Spotify generates your username for you, and you need it to log into your account. If you forget your username on Spotify, you should use either your email address or phone number with a password to log into your account. 
  • Have the same name as another artist: Although it is not common on Spotify, it is possible to have the same name as another artist. Imagine the confusion that would cause your followers and fans. To rectify this, contact Spotify support and be prepared to provide an artist separation document.
  • Cyber Attacks: You are vulnerable to malicious attacks when you use the same username across all social media platforms. That does not erase the importance of having a unique and similar username but it increases the risk of an attack. 

Understandably, people would want to change their username because of some of the reasons discussed above but the fact is that they cannot change their username. However, the display name is more recognizable on Spotify and can be adjusted.


How to Change Your Display Name on Spotify

Having established that display names play a bigger role on Spotify than usernames, it is vital to know how to edit your display name when you want to. First, it is not advisable to change your display name often. This is because it is a way of gaining recognition on Spotify, and when you modify it constantly, it becomes difficult for fans and prospective fans to find you. Follow these simple steps to change your display picture on Spotify:

  • Select the Home icon: Select your profile icon, located in the upper right corner of the Home screen.
  • Tap the Settings icon. From the Settings menu, you can customize your user profile to your liking. 
  • Tap View profile to see the changes you want to make and adjust them accordingly.
  • Select Edit Profile. Now, you can make any adjustments necessary to ensure your profile accurately reflects your identity and preferences. 
  • Tap your display name to change it. Select your desired name from the list of options, then tap "Set" to confirm your revised display name.   
  • Save the file. Once you are satisfied with your chosen display name, tap "Save" to make it permanent.       

While changing your display name, you can also edit information on your profile, such as your bio, pictures, and other details. You should be aware that you cannot access your account under your display name. If you lose your display name, the next step is to try other means of accessing your account or resetting your password. You should also check Spotify for video content and how to change your display picture, as well as how to modify display names on different devices. 

Based on the effect and importance of having a suitable and unique username or display name, we should address how to choose them. Ready? Let's get into it.

How to Choose the Appropriate Username and Display Name for Your Spotify Account

Music artists and signups happen by the thousands every day on social media platforms. Therefore, to be relevant, you must have a formidable display name that distinguishes you from others. A proper display name is easily found on Spotify. Once it gets challenging to locate you, they just forget about it and move on. Here are a few factors that determine a proper display name and how to work around them.

  • Use a suitable character limit: Imagine if your favorite music had a display name of up to 35 characters. It won't be easy to find them, right? Well, you can't even do that on Spotify. The maximum character limit for a display name is 30. To ensure that you are easily found, use a short username, usually around 15–20 words. 
  • Easy to remember: successful people on Spotify are always in the minds of their fans. You can do this by posting content regularly and maintaining an optimized bio. Another way you can do that is to use a memorable display name. For example, it is easier for @nicky to be in your mind than @n1ck4. You could even forget that the number "1" is not the alphabet "I." Use clear and memorable names on Spotify. 
  • Use similar names on social media platforms: It is always advisable to adopt a similar name on all the social media platforms that you belong to. This is to ensure that you are easily identified. Additionally, using the same profile information, such as your bio, location, and website, on all accounts will help keep your brand consistent and easily recognizable.
  • Use a name that is meaningful and sentimental to you: You may have wondered whether it is a logical idea to use your given name as a display name. It is not a bad idea; however, there are other options that you can explore. You could opt for a pet name, a shortened form of your name, or even add special characters to your name. Anyway, whatever you choose, let your display name mean something to you.
  • Test the name: If you are not sure if your display name reflects who you are, and maybe you don't like how it sounds, there's a way out. Test it with your friends and family. Let them call you by your name and hear how it sounds. Sometimes, getting another perspective is all you need to make a decision. 

You might also think about selecting your username using name-generating software. These programs let you provide a few details, such as your likes and hobbies, and then they come up with a selection of possible usernames for you to use. This makes coming up with a distinctive username that captures your personality simpler. Making a username that expresses your identity is now easier than ever, thanks to this tool. They are also very easy to navigate. Whatever method you employ to choose your name, avoid foul and offensive names. 

Once you decide on a username, you can log into Spotify and make the change easily from your profile settings.

How to Keep Your Username in Mind

Making sure that your username is memorable is one of the best strategies to keep it in mind. Select a symbol that has personal significance to you or is connected to an activity you find enjoyable. To make it simpler to remember, you can also try making a username that is similar to your given name.

You can also link your username to a word, phrase, or line from music. This will make it simpler for you to remember and less probable for someone to guess your username. If you're concerned that you'll forget it, you can also write it down.

Save username and password in Google Chrome. In Google Chrome, you can save your username and password for websites so you don't have to remember or enter them each time you visit the site. It is impenetrable and encrypted, so your information is saved safely. This characteristic is extremely useful when dealing with a couple of accounts.

Two-step Verification on Spotify 

A two-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring a second form of authentication when you log in, such as a code sent to your phone or email. Using this method protects your account from being accessed by someone who has obtained your username and password. 

Steps Involved in Two-step Verification on Spotify 

When attempting to log into a Spotify account, a user is required to enter a code sent to a registered mobile device. This code is a unique one-time password that ensures the user is the one attempting to access the account. This helps protect against unauthorized access.

In conclusion, you can change your account username by accessing your account settings from the app. Then, select the "Edit Profile" option and enter your chosen username. Make sure to save your changes before exiting the page.

You may have outgrown your current username, or it may no longer reflect your identity. Whatever the case, updating your Spotify username is a simple task that only takes a few minutes. To ensure your username is unique and easy to remember, consider customizing it to reflect your style.