How To Change My Reddit Username?

Changing usernames can be tricky sometimes.

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Reddit is one of the most influential platforms to exist on the internet. Many people fail to understand what exactly it is because it’s in a niche of its own. If you are a Reddit user, you might have created your account using your email, which involves setting a username, or via your Google Account or Apple ID.

Reddit usernames are unique and displayed in every comment you make and every post you put. This guide will help you understand if you can change your Reddit username based on the method you used to create your account.

Reddit Account Made Using Email

If you used your email to sign up for a Reddit account, you had the option to set a username while creating it. That username stays with the account permanently.

In simple words, if you used your email to sign up for Reddit, you cannot change your username. That’s something Reddit doesn’t allow you to do.

Reddit Account Made Using Google/Apple Account

Thankfully, that’s not all. If you used your Google or Apple account to sign up for Reddit, you could change your username. When you create an account using this method, Reddit assigns you a randomized username, and you can change that within 30 days of creating that account. Let’s see how to change your username on Reddit’s website and app.

Change Username on Reddit’s Website

1. Once your account is created, sign in.

2. Then, click on your profile icon on the top-right of the page as shown.

username change prompt
Change Username Prompt

3. Click on the blue button that says Change username.

4. A pop-up window will appear, enter a new username as per your liking and click Continue.

change username window
Username change window

That was the process to change your username via Reddit’s website.

Change Username on Reddit’s Mobile App

1. Once your account is created, sign in.

2. Tap on your profile icon on the top-left of the screen.

3. On the menu, tap on My profile.

Reddit app menu
Reddit App menu

4. Then, you will get a prompt to change your username. Click on the blue button that reads “Change Username.”

username change prompt
Change Username prompt

5. On the Change Username screen, enter a new username as per your liking and tap on Next.

6. Further, you will get a final prompt to confirm the username. Tap on the Save Username button.

Final Prompt to change username
Final Prompt to change username

That was the process to change your username via Reddit’s app.

Change Reddit Display Name for Existing Accounts

The users who have their usernames permanently set can get compensated by changing their Display Names.

You can set a Display Name with your username when you post or comment on something.

The display name can be via Reddit’s website set by:

1. Click on the profile icon and go to User Settings.

2. Go to the Profile tab and enter your desired display name.

The display name can be set via Reddit’s app by:

1. Tap on the profile icon and go to My Profile.

2. Tap on the blue edit button.

3. Enter your desired display name and tap on Save.

That covers everything you can do with Reddit’s username and name. Do you want Reddit to allow its users to change their usernames? Did you find this guide helpful? Let us know in the comments below.

Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth Dudeja

An engineering student with a keen interest in most aspects of technology. Likes to write about Microsoft, Apple, Laptops, Gaming, etc.
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