How to Change Your Spotify Username

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While it is possible to change your username on other online social platforms, Spotify doesn't let you change your username, especially if you already have an account.

At the sign-up stage, Spotify gives two options of either using your email address or your Facebook account.

If you sign up with your email address, Spotify automatically generates a username in the form of random numbers and letters, which is what most users don't like because they want to be able to choose their own usernames.

However, if you choose to sign up using your Facebook account, then you can get your own username.

If you’re not happy with the random numbers you got for a Spotify username, there’s a faint silver lining to get around this using these alternative ways.

Sign up with Facebook

  • Go to the Spotify sign up page
  • Click Sign up with Facebook
  • Enter your Facebook login details
  • Click Log in

Connect to Facebook

It is possible to connect your Spotify account to Facebook if you want to change your username on Spotify. However, this displays your Facebook name and profile picture instead of the random letters and numbers Spotify generates for you, and you can do this successfully via the Spotify app for mobile.

To link your Spotify account with Facebook, select one of your devices below and follow the steps listed under it:

Desktop

  • Open Spotify desktop app
  • Click Settings at the top right corner
  • Go to Facebook (under Social)
  • Click Connect to Facebook
  • Enter your Facebook login details and select Log In

iOS and Android

  • Open Spotify app
  • Tap Settings
  • Select Social
  • Under Facebook, tap Connect to Facebook…
  • Enter your login details
  • Tap Log In

If these steps didn't work, your Facebook account is probably linked to another Spotify account, or your Spotify account is linked to a wrong Facebook account. In the latter case, do the following:

  • Open Spotify desktop app
  • At the top right corner, select Settings
  • Click Disconnect from Facebook (under Social)
  • Click Connect to Facebook
  • Enter the correct Facebook details
  • Click Log In

Note: This may take up to 24 hours to make the changes visible.

To check if you already have a Spotify account connected to Facebook, do this:

  • Log into Facebook
  • Select Settings at the top right corner
  • Select Apps. If you see the Spotify icon, then there’s an account connected to Facebook.

Note: Connecting your Spotify account to Facebook shows your real name, not your account name. 

Create a New Account

Spotify’s system has a way of mapping playlists to accounts, which makes it hard to change your Spotify username.

However, you can create a new account so as to change your Spotify username, then contact Spotify’s customer support team so they can transfer everything including your playlists, to your new username, or account.

To do this:

  • Close your current Spotify account. This has to be a Free account, so you need to cancel your subscription before you close it. It is also important to note that you’ll lose your playlists, account or playlist followers, and your music/library collections. However, you can contact Spotify support team to help you move to a new account within 7 days of closing the old one.
  • Create a new account with your new username. Please note that you cannot use a username twice, even if you closed the old account