How To Change Your Username On Snapchat

Do you want to change how other people find your profile on Snapchat? Or did you think about a new name that you find cool and fitting for your account? In any case, you can update your username on Snapchat once a year. Follow our guide below, and we’ll show you how to do so.


When you create an account on Snapchat, you’ll need to add a username to your profile. Your friends and other users on the app can use this name to search for your profile and add you as a friend.

As time passes by, you may think about how you want to display your profile on the app. For example, you might want to choose another username to make it easier for people to find your profile and add you as a friend.

Thankfully, Snapchat allows its users to change their usernames once a year. Here’s our guide about updating usernames on Snapchat.

How to update your Snapchat username

If you want to change how other users see your account on Snapchat, you can update the username on the app. As long as no one uses the name you have in mind, you can use it as the username for your account.

You can update your username on Snapchat from your profile settings on their mobile app. Check our tutorial below and guide you every step of the way.

On your phone:

  1. Open the Snapchat app from your home screen or app drawer and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap your profile icon on the top left corner of the app.

  3. Tap the gear icon on the top right to open your Settings.

  4. Tap your current username on the Settings page.

  5. Select the “Change username” option below the text field.

  6. Type the username that you want to use and tap Next at the bottom of the page.

  7. Enter your current password and confirm your decision.

That’s how you update your username on Snapchat. You can only do this once a year so think carefully about your new username on the app.

Please note that you can only use a username that’s not previously owned by anyone on the app. As such, there’s no way to revert your decision once you update your username.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to update your Snapchat username, you can update your handle and choose a new one for your account. Please note that users can still find your profile by searching your display name or latest username.

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