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  1. To change your username for you SnapChat account all you have to do is follow these simple steps:

    Login To Your SnapChat Account
    Go To The Left Column
    Scroll Down Until You See Your SnapChat Username
    Change it There

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    • That does not work. The username field is greyed out, in other words it is not selectable. Atleast it is that way for me and I am on an android.

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  2. Actually, you are not allowed to change your SnapChat Username because as they state “Your username serves as a unique identifier for your account and cannot be changed.”

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  3. You can create a new account and link the new account to your email and phone number. I changed the email on my original account first to something fake just in case they wouldn’t allow me to use the same email twice. After I created the new account I added a friend and checked my username on her phone and it was the new one.

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    • YAYYY! I finally figured out how to changed my USERNAME! Ok so I’ve seen a lot of posts which tell you to slide your finder from right to left and then press on edit…well, when I did that I didn’t have the option”edit”. What I did was press on my name and then my top 3 friends show below my name. To the right of them there is a settings icon. Press that and a small box will come up giving you the option to edit your username. Worked like a charm :))

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  4. Okay. So I was trying to figure out how to change my name when I came across this site. I started to try making a new account with the same email and stuff but it didn’t give me all of my contacts. So I was goofing around and I figured it out! What you do (for future reference if you don’t feel like making a new account next time) is go to your friends list. Then you go to your name but don’t click otherwise it sends you to the snapchat profile page. You slide your finger from right to left across your name bar. Next a red button that says “Edit” will appear on the right side of the bar. Click it. Then type in your desired name and save it. Sorry if this is descriptive..I’ve been trying to figure this out for the longest time and now I’m basking in my geniusness….until I fail again. Okay bye!

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  5. Oh and it doesn’t change your ACTUAL username. So if you log in with your old username usually, you still have to use it instead of your new name. What you’d be changing is your display name. It’s basically changing your username. So like mine was originally torigirl214. When I changed it to (insert my username), that’s what all my friends see. But if you click on it, it still goes to “torigirl214″s profile and I still have to log in with it..

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  6. Sn: Snapchat is not flexible AT ALL. We’re all on here because Snapchat won’t let us change usernames, and I also found out today that there’s no obvious way to report an offensive Snapchat user. I really think we should demand a better quality of service from this app.

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  7. I recently updated my snapchat on my iPhone 4S and my snapchat logged out of my account by itself and I try to log back in and it tells me ‘I have to create a new user name.. I have tried a whole assortment of new usernames and none of them work. i have even tried using a different email. it tells me ‘Invalid Username’ or ‘Username is already associated with email’ but my friends can still send me them using my old username. I have about 35 snapchats I can’t look at! :(

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  8. It’s not possible to create a new username.
    The thing you can do is sign up a new account.
    I’ve done that as well.
    The only thing that you have to use is an other e-mail adress.
    After singing up you’re able to change the e-mail adress.

    Good luck!

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  9. hi Dymphie (de Boer),

    The thing you can do is actually nothing. (hahah)
    Sometimes you’re just not able to changes your details.
    So anyways, you can try te sign up an other account.
    Before doing that, DON’T forget to delete your (old) account.
    Only then you can use the same username and e-mail adress again.

    Good luck!

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  10. Go to the icon with the three line then press my friends then find your username then you slide your finger from the left to the righ then it will say edit the press it and there you go u are welcome

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  11. When I try to change my snapchat name, like how you go to your friends list and swipe your finger right left well it won’t for me? It just goes like orange when I push on it.

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  12. I have the iPhone 4 and I just updated to app so when I slide it to edit my username it goes to the camera or my friends list. Help?!

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  13. Im having the same problems as “bri” i try to swipe but it just highlights in an orange color. I can change other peoples names but not my own? Any ideas?

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  14. i figure out how to do it for the new snapchat! what you do is go to your friends list and tap on your name, then when it expands click the gray screw looking type icon and there oyu go!

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  15. Actually you can. I just did it. You press your name and then you press the settings button. The. It wi show the words “Edit your name” or something like that. Right there you just press what your want your new username wants to be.

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  16. I am trying to change the mobile number on my snapchat as I have recently changed my number but I am not sure how to change it, does anyone know?

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  17. To change you’re username all you have to do us go to where it says friends and click on your name which should have a (me) next to it then your “best friends” should show up AND a small grey settings symbol which then say “would you like to edit your name” or somewhere along those lines.
    You’re welcome (:

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  18. I clicked on my name, but i can only see my three best friends and my score. I also see the facebook, twitter and Tumblr icons. Where is the grey settings symbol located?

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  19. So I have the iPhone 4S and snapchat recently got a new update. It is possible to change your name but it would only appear to your friends. Everything stays the same like your contacts because you are still using the same account. What you do is you go to the contact list. At the top is your username. Click it and there should be a settings button. There you can edit your name. It’s only a screen name and not your actual username. But it always appears as your new one.For example: my name was lolombsddancer. I edited it to be something different. The new name isn’t actually the account name though, the account name is lolombsddancer and my screen name i changed. It’s sorta confusing but it works

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  20. These directions suck. There is no freaking way you can change your username. It doesn’t take rocket science or Albert Enistien to figure out that you can’t change your username. <3 me! Don't like my Commet don't give two craps!

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  21. You can change your dnapvhat username! You go to your list of friends (the pic that looks like notebook paper) and press on you! Then you press the button of the gear for settings! Then it will ask you if you want to change your name! Then you type what you want ur new username to be! It works for real!

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  22. Well what you do is click on your name and on the right of your name a settings icon comes up you click it then change your username :)

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  23. you cannot change your username as of right now (July 13, 2013) but a very trustworthy source has told me you will be able to change your names on http://www.snapchat.com however there is a cost to this. Think of it as changing your xbox gamertag. It costs microsoft points. To change your name in snapchat, it will cost you 1000 hiscore points. Kind of a weird method but that is what will be happening soon. (approx 1 month) Ex) your highscore is 14856. after you change your username your highscore will be 13856.

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  24. you can change it you can go to all your contacts then once you do that click on your name there will be a setting thing across from your name hit that and there you can change it

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  25. i have forgotten my password for my snapchat. so i tried to send it to my email but i forgot what my email was for my username. what should i do?

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  26. for android users, if you want to change your user name go to your friends list and click and hold your name. A screen will pop up and ask you for your new username

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  27. On android Go to the friends list, DONT click your username, Hold down on the username and it will come up saying Edit name, Now your all welcome

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  28. Tori’s advice which got many up votes is incorrect. That will only change how you, on your phone, will see your name. No help at all. Will still be the same to everyone else

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  29. Now I see many people have given this advice to ‘edit’ display name. This only changes how you see your name. Usually default names will come up to how they’re saved in your address book (including yourself, if you’re saved in your own phone address book) snapchat gives you the option of changing how YOU see different users names displayed (including your own) but to everyone else you will either be a) your user name or b) the name you’re saved in in their phone book or c) a name they’ve given to you on snapchat. You have NO WAY of editing how they see your name.

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  30. To change your username on snap chat when you enter the app you will click on the bottom right hand corner click he symbol with the three lines. This should bring up your friends list. Then from the friends list scroll to the top, find your name (me) click on it the it should show your top friends/snapchatters. Also once you click on your name there should be a little cog gear like grey symbol to the right of your name. Click it and that and you should be able to change your username without losing your friends and starting a new account
    ,Thanks

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  31. You can not change your user name for anyone else but urself…. the only person that will see your “changed” username is u… but maybe the snapchat ppl will come up with something soon so we can change for other people to see.

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  32. go to your list of friends. Click where it lists your name and click on it. It should then ask if you want to edit this. I have a galaxy and it does it for me

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  33. Snapchat won’t work for me I’ve downloaded it many times, and every time it doesn’t give me a username or anything. It just takes me straight to the camera after I log in or sign up. It doesn’t have a home button or friends list or anything. All I can do it take pictures, write, draw, and save to my photos. I’m really frustrated. I have an iPhone 4S and I know other people have it with that phone..

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  34. I want to get a new phone here shortly and dont want to lose all my snap chat contacts. Is there a way i can install it on my new phone and not lose the contacts i have already.

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  35. All you have to do is go under your friend list and when your list comes up you should have just your name and you tap it and when it comes up with your score and bestfriends you hit settings andit should come up with a box asking for a new username. Very ssimple!

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  36. You CANNOT change your username. Period. Everyone who is saying that you tap your name to change it is just changing the nickname (how you appear when you receive snaps from yourself) and it DOES NOT affect what other people see.

    If you want to change the actual username, first delete your current username, create a new username, and then put the same e-mail & phone number with the new username. Friends will have to be re-added. There is no possible way of transferring friends to a new account.

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  37. When you go to edit the name of one of the people you have added it just says that there is a placeholder but there is no way to change their name when you used to be able to.

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  38. I have the recently updated version of snapchat and I couldn’t figure out how to change my username at all… However, I was messing around when I realise you can Chang it by following these simple steps:

    1) Go into your purple friends page click on your name and then should appear a settings button.

    2) Click on the settings button ( if it doesn’t work click it a few times, like I did).

    3) A typing square should appear and it should say something along the lines of: type your desired name into the square.

    4) Click on “ok” and then to check if it has changed click on one of your best friends profile and look for your name (it should have changed to your desired username.

    Thanks,
    Heather

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  39. There is not a way to change your username but there is a way to change your display name. The display name is what your friends sees when when you snap chat them.

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  40. I would like to be able to stay logged on all my devices but when I log on my ipod touch it logs me out of my iphone. How can I keep it logged on both?

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  41. Alors c’est super simple vous allez dans My Friends, ensuite vous cliquer sur votre nom puis à côté il y a un logo paramètre vous cliquer dessu et ….ABRCADABRA vous pouvez changer de nom.
    (je suis connecter depuis mon iPod)
    Voila j’espère avoir était utile (c’est pas trés trés Français) !
    Bye :)

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  42. When I tap on the settings button next to my name on the friends list… “Edit name” for my username now comes up and I type in a new username/display name that I want, and press ok.. And then a red bar comes up at the top & says my current username “……. Is not your friend” . Helpppp??

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  43. My sister has the first iPod and doesn’t have the same settings as I do. She doesn’t have a mobile number so I thought if I put mine in it would give her those settings. Now i can’t get my number off of her snapchat at all. Help please!

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  44. I first looked at another comment when I found out that you can change it…
    You just have to press on your name and if everything goes well there is a little sign on te left and if you press it you see you can change your name! The only thing you can’t do is change the name that is under your real name:(
    (There can be falts in this comment)

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  45. To change your username, go to the screen at the right where it shows your friends. Tap on the settings symbol next to your name. You can edit your name there.

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  46. Pressing on your own name only changes the name when you look at it. Everyone else sees your original name. Come on people!

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  47. Hi, I wanted to change my user name but soon found out I couldn’t. Then I went I to profile page, selected my name and an option came up with “edit display name” I had a silly user name and just wanted to go back to plain old name lol so I typed in “Louise” and it worked. My snaps now send to people with my name rather than my user name appearing. I think it’s a caseoof it works for some but not others :( snap certainly has a few improvements needed, hopefully if everyone raises these points you they will do something about it. I think a simple request to change username should be allowed, security or not if someone wants to change it they should have that option x

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  48. Hey. You cant change your username but if u go to view your story but dont hold ur finger down just tap your story. It then should show u the snaps on ur story. By your name there should now be a settings button click that and then edit display name. That will be the name all your friends see you as. But when others try to add u u have to give them your orignal username. Also when you log in use ur old name. Hope i helped ;)

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