How to Change Your Username in Spotify
With Spotify becoming the largest audio streaming service in the world,chances are you’ll find any music you’re looking for. Add to that the widestselection of podcasts from anywhere around the world and you’re in for countlesshours of entertainment.
Although the service is as good as it gets, there was one little thing thatusers found to be annoying. Like with many other digital services, the momentyou create a Spotify account you receive a username. Unfortunately, theusername is just a random sequence of letters and numbers. And until recently,there was no way to change it. Happily, a solution is finally here.
Changing Your Spotify Username
As for changing your username on Spotify, it turns out that it’s stillnot possible. Since this is your unique user identifier for Spotify, Spotify doesn’tallow you to change it. Even if you delete your account and create another,that won’t solve a thing. You’ll still get a random sequence of letters andnumbers for your username.
Although Spotify calls this a username, it’s more your unique account ID.You can’t use it to log in to the platform, nor can you change it. It’s justthe way Spotify identifies each user in its system, and there’s not much youcan do.
The problem arises when you create your own Spotify music playlist, for example. When someone sees it, they won’t know who created it. The only information about the creator is a seemingly random “username.”
Fortunately, Spotify recognized this problem and provided a solution.Instead of using the “username” as your public name or nickname, it’s added a “DisplayName” feature. While the username remains the same, now you can play aroundwith your display name and change it whenever you like.
Connecting Your Facebook Profile withSpotify
As you can see, you can add a display name to your profile and it can beanything you want it to be. Besides that, you can also connect your Facebookprofile with your Spotify account. In that case, your display name becomes yourfull name, just like on Facebook.
To connect your Facebook profile to your Spotify account, follow thesteps below.
- Open the desktop app.
- Click the “Home” option in the menu to the left.
- Next to your profile icon in the top right corner of the screen, you’ll see an arrow pointing down. Click it.
- In the drop-down menu that appears, click “Settings.”
- In the settings menu, scroll down to the “Facebook” section.
- Now click the “CONNECT TO FACEBOOK” button.
- The Facebook login screen appears. Enter your Facebook email address or phone number, as well as the password, and click “Log In.”
- The next step is to confirm that you want to connect your Facebook account with Spotify. Click the “Continue as …” button, where you’ll see your Facebook name.
With that done, your Facebook and Spotify accounts will now be in sync.When you return to Spotify, you’ll see that it now uses your Facebook profileimage and your name.
Please note that you’ll be sharing additional information from yourFacebook account. To revise the data shared, in step 8 above you can also click“Edit this.” This allows you to enable or disable the sharing of your Facebookfriends list and also your date of birth. To disable, simply click the sliderbutton next to each. When it turns grey instead of blue, you’ve stopped sharingthese details with Spotify.
There’s one more thing to remember, especially if you’re already usingyour Facebook name with Spotify. After you create your custom display name inSpotify, it will automatically override the name from Facebook. Of course, thisin no way affects your Facebook account.
If you decide to stop sharing your Facebook information with Spotify, youcan do that in a few easy steps.
- Open the Spotify app.
- Click “Home” in the left menu.
- Click the arrow next to your profile image in the top right corner.
- Click “Settings.”
- In the “Facebook” section, click “DISCONNECT FROM FACEBOOK” and you’re done.
This will remove your Facebook username and profile image from Spotify.To customize your display name, check out one of the entries below.
How to Change Your Username in Spotifyon an Android Device
As mentioned, you can’t change your Spotify username. Just set up adisplay name for your account. Using the Spotify app, this is pretty easy to doon any Android phone or tablet.
If you don’t have the app yet, visit Google’s Play Store and install it. And then open it and log in to the app with your Spotify or Facebook account.
With the app up and running, change your display name in Spotify as follows.
- Open the Spotify app on your device.
- Tap the “Home” icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.
- Tap “Settings.” It’s the cog icon in the top right corner.
- Next to your profile image, you’ll see a “View Profile” option. Tap it.
- Now tap “EDIT PROFILE.”
- Tap your display name to change it.
- Finally, type in your display name.
- When you’re satisfied with your new display name, tap “Save” to confirm the change.
And that’s it. From now on, every time someone checks out one of yourplaylists or your profile, they’ll see your display name. Exactly as you wantit to be.
How to Change Your Username in Spotifyon an iPhone
Changing your Spotify on an iPhone or iPad is similar to Android. Install the app in Apple’s App Store and follow this.
- Open Spotify on your iOS device.
- Tap “Home” in the bottom left corner.
- Now tap “Settings” in the upper right corner.
- Tap “View Profile” next to your profile image.
- Next, tap the “EDIT PROFILE” option.
- Tap your current display name and type in your new name.
- Once you’re done, tap “Save” to confirm it.
How to Change Your Username in Spotifyon a Windows PC
Even though this might sound like a simple task, unfortunately, that’s not possible with the standalone app or the Spotify web page. As mentioned, the only way to do this is through the Spotify mobile app.
Depending on your phone or tablet, you’ll have to install either theAndroid or iOS app. Look up “How to Change your Username in Spotify on anAndroid Device” or “How to Change your Username in Spotify on an Android Device”above.
How to Change Your Username in Spotifyon a Mac
Just like with Windows PCs, changing your display name on a Mac is notpossible at the moment. For now, use the iOS or Android mobile app to do it.You can read all about it in the relevant sections above.
How to Change Your Username in Spotifyon a Chromebook
As you probably know, Chromebooks use the Chrome Store to download apps. When you install Spotify on your Chromebook, you’ll be able to access the streaming service directly in your Chrome browser. If you still don’t have Spotify on your Chromebook, you can install it in the Chrome App Store.
As for changing your Spotify username, unfortunately, this version of the app won’t allow you to do that. If you enter your account settings menu from within Chrome, the option just isn’t there. It’s the same for Windows PC and Mac users.
To change your Spotify display name, you’ll have to use either theSpotify mobile app for Android or iOS. To learn how to do that, check therelevant sections above.
As you can see, Spotify doesn’t allow you to change your username.Hopefully changing your display name will be good enough for you. Even thoughyou can’t do that on a computer or browser, you can do it on your phone ortablet. Spotify does this probably to increase the number of users that use theservice on the go, anywhere, anytime.
Have you managed to change your Spotify display name? Which platform do youfavor for listening to music and podcasts? Please share your thoughts in thecomments section below.