How to Change Your Snapchat Username

Snapchat does not allow users to change usernames or transfer data between accounts. This article will show you how to get around these obstacles.

Change your Snapchat display name


First, you can replace your username by a custom Display name. While your username is still visible to you, it’s not visible to anyone else.

Here are the steps.

  1. Open Snapchat and choose your profile/Bitmojiicon from the upper-left corner.
  2. To go to your settings, select the gearicon located in the upper-right corner.
  3. Choose Name.
  4. In the Name field, enter a display name.
  5. Tap Save.

Your username is replaced by the name you saved in the Name fields in friends’ chats.

Your username will not be visible to friends unless they view it during a chat. This shows your Snapcode, name and username as well as your snapchat Emojis.

Create a new Snapchat account and username


You can also create a new Snapchat account to change your Snapchat username. This option will allow you to manually add your friends into your new account. Here’s how you can save Snapchat names of your friends and create a new account.

You lose all data on your old Snapchat account when you create a new Snapchat account. This includes your snapcode and score. Snap streaks, best friends, conversations and trophies that you have earned.

  1. Select Chat and choose the New chat icon at the upper-right corner.
  2. Scroll down to All to view your friends in alphabetical order. Take a screenshot or write down each name. To cancel the New Chat, select the X button in the upper-right corner.
  3. You can search for your first friend by entering their name in the search box at top of screen.
  4. Note the username under the Display Name. To find the usernames of all your friends, repeat #4.
  5. To exit search, select the X icon in the search bar. To access Settings, select your profile/Bitmoji icons and then click the gearicon at the upper-right corner.
  6. Scroll down to the Settings section and select Logout. Then confirm that you wish to log out.
  7. To create a new account, select Sign up with your new username.
  8. Once you have completed the account setup, click the magnifying glassesicon and start searching for friends’ usernames. To add them, select Add.

    Alternativly, if you have friends in your contact list, sync them with your account to bulk add them to your account. This will speed up the process.

How to Create a Snapchat Public Profile


  • What is the best way to find someone on Snapchat?

    Snapchat doesn’t require a username. You can also use the phone number of the person to add them on Snapchat. You can also use their phone number if they are in your Snapchat contacts.

  • How can I find my Snapchat username?

    To open a profile, tap on the image beside a friend’s name in the app. Their username will appear under their nickname. The username of a person will always appear under their nickname or real name, even if they don’t know each other.