How To Edit A Friend’s Name On Snapchat

Are you having trouble remembering people with all their different display names on Snapchat? Do you want to add nicknames for your friends on the app? If so, you can edit their names on your account and choose one that can make you remember them easier. Check our guide below, and we’ll teach you how to do it on your device.


In Snapchat, people can use any display name that they want. They can choose to add an alias or a cool name instead of a regular one.

If you have a lot of friends on the app, different display names can make it difficult for you to distinguish exactly which person sent you a message or a snap. If you prefer to add common names to help you remember people, you have the option to update a contact or friend’s name on the app.

When you change someone’s name on Snapchat, they won’t know about your decision. It will only update the contact’s name on your end, and it won’t affect how other people view you on the app.

Here’s our guide about adding nicknames on Snapchat.

How to add nicknames on Snapchat

If you want to use a nickname for your friend on Snapchat, you can edit their display name on your chats. With the help of this feature, you can organize your chats and choose names that make it easier for you to remember who sent you a message.

You can edit someone’s display name from the Chat tab on the Snapchat mobile app. Follow our tutorial below, and we’ll guide you to all the steps you need to know.

  1. Open Snapchat from your home screen or app drawer and head to the Chat tab.
  2. Tap and hold onto one of your friends on the chat list until the menu appears on your screen.

  3. Select the “More” option on the menu.

  4. Tap “Edit name.”

  5. Enter the nickname that you want to use for your friend and select “Save” to apply the changes.

That’s how you update someone’s name on your Snapchat account. You can choose to update and add different names for all your friends and contacts on the app.

Please note that changing someone’s name only updates it on your end. They won’t know about your decision unless you tell or show them your device.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to edit names on Snapchat, you can go ahead and choose nicknames for your close friends on the app. With this option, you can organize people that contact you on the app and choose appropriate names for them.

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