Social networking sites are developing day by day providing us lots of new features. With these social networks, it is very easy for people to communicate with your friends and family. Some of the popular sites like Facebook and WhatsApp make communications literally on our fingers. Every morning I wake up and check out notifications for WhatsApp and Instagram. This is how people used to wake up now a day. Apart from these sites, we have our very own Snapchat, where you can share your memorable moments in the form of snaps to your friends.

Snapchat is not just for texting, you can send snaps (can be images or videos), sharing funny emoticons and a lot more. There are snap streak and thousands of filters to use for creating beautiful snaps every day. You can simply create a Snapchat account using your username and other details. 

At the time of creating an account, you will be notified with the suggestions for your Username, you can choose the suggestions or even create a unique one by yourself that hasn’t been used before.

Changing Snapchat Usename

Now what if you wish to change your username of you account or you may be fed up from your old username and want to have a new one. Can you change it or not? You might think that unlike Facebook you can easily change your username in Snapchat, but my friend you are wrong. Technically there is no way you can change the username of your existing account. So if anyone is suggesting you any steps on how to change your username, they are probably faking it or giving false information.

I know it’s sad but this is how it works and it doesn’t let its users change their username for security reasons. Snapchat lets you use your old username until you make a new account. Yup, that’s correct you can change your username by creating a new account. But these methods are not probably the right one for you. You can lose your friends as well as the streaks that you have maintained for god knows how many days. So this method doesn’t help you much. So what to do in this situation, that’s the tricky question here. To know the alternative methods read the full article.

Alternative method

The only way you can replace your username is by an easy method which is changing your Display name not your username. This will help to replace your username name with a custom name that will be shown to your friends. Snapchat allows you to pick a custom name that will be visible to other users. You can change your Display name anytime. This is the best way to change your username in Snapchat without losing your account.

How to Setup a Display name on Snapchat?

  1. Go to your Snapchat app and visit your profile by clicking on the ghost icon present on the top left corner.
  2. Once you are on your profile you will see your Name just below your Snapcode.
  3. Click on it and a popup will appear to change your display name.
  4. Edit it and save it and that’s done. See it’s that simple.

Note- If you wish to check the name which is appearing to your friends then you can simply ask any of your friends to check it for you and let you know about it.


So the end of the story, the method available in this post is the easiest way to set up a display name so that your friends can see the custom name and not your username. I have researched it and the information provided is real and working I have read a lot of articles, people are suggesting other alternative methods like creating a new account with another email address. We all know that is silly, by doing that you will lose everything and that is simply not acceptable. I hope this article helps you and if you have any doubts then you can simply ask in the comment section. I will try my best to help you out if you face any errors.

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