Wednesday, 12 October 2016

How to Change Snapchat Username?

Do you want to change snapchat username? Well, sometimes teens create their Snapchat ID using embarrassing names. And later on, they might not like those names. So, is there any way to undo the deed? 

Well, yes and no. Snapchat does not allow you to change your username at all similar like kik usernames. It is against their security policies.

However, you have the option to change your display name. And if you really don’t like your Snapchat username and want to change it anyhow, you can opt for the longer method. 

You would need to delete your account first and then re-create it. Here we explain the steps to do all the three things.

Steps to Change Snapchat Display Name

1.      Go to My Friends Page


snapchat friends page


First of all, you need to start the app. And then swipe left. You will land on the My Friends Page.

2.      Click the Settings Button


snapchat settings button


You will see a settings icon on the right of the username. Click on that. And a dialog box will appear where you can enter your new display name.

Please note that none of your friends will see this change. Only if the name irritates you, you can change it and see the change on your device. If you want to change your username instead, follow the below process.

Steps to delete your Snapchat account

1.      Back up your Contacts


snapchat contacts backup


Remember, you are going to delete your account. This means that you will start from scratch. So, if you have any Snapchat contacts which you don’t want to lose, it would be a good idea to back them up. This is especially important if you don’t have those contacts in your phone’s contact list. Either write them down or save them to your phone.

2.      Go to Delete Link

Go to this link: https://support.snapchat.com/delete-account. You can also go to the Snapchat homepage. And then browse to main menu. And then click on “Learning the Basics”. Then go to “Account Settings” from there. You will see an option to “Delete Account”. Click there.

3.      Login and Delete


delete snapchat account


You will need to enter your username and password to login into your account once. Enter the credentials and then click on “Delete My Account” option. This will delete your account.

After your account gets deleted, you will also get a notification on the same. It will read “Account successfully deleted”. However, for a safe side, it would be a better idea to test if the account is actually deleted. 

Just try logging in using your old username and password. If you can login, you might need to repeat the process and more carefully this time.

Steps to Sign Up Again


login snapchat account


1.      Once you are void of your old Snapchat account, you can create a new one afresh. Click on the “Sign Up” button.

2.      Enter the information asked for. Make sure you enter the new username this time.

3.      Verify your location. You will need to verify your location as well. Just enter your info and then click on “Verify”.

4.      You will get a text message for verification. Enter this code into the verification box and you are done.

5.      You can now go to the Find Friends screen and add your contacts back.

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