How to Change Your Spotify Username

Don't get stuck with a random username

What to Know

  • Spotify doesn't let you change its randomly generated username, but there are some workarounds.
  • Create a custom display name: Go to Settings > Display Name. On your profile page, tap Edit Profile and change the display name.
  • Or, connect your Spotify account to Facebook to display your Facebook username and picture.

This article explains what to do if you're unhappy with the Spotify username that was randomly generated when you signed up for a Spotify account with your email address. Options include creating a custom display name, signing up for a new Spotify account using Facebook, connecting an existing Spotify account to Facebook, and creating a new account with a new username and transferring your playlists.

Sign Up for Spotify With Facebook to Get That Username

Here's how to sign up for a new Spotify account using Facebook:

  1. Go to the Spotify website and select the Sign Up link.

    Screenshot of the Spotify home page
  2. Select Sign up with Facebook.

    Screenshot of the Spotify sign up page
  3. Enter your Facebook login details and select Log In.

How to Connect Spotify to Facebook

If you already have a Spotify account, you can connect it to Facebook and display your Facebook name and profile picture.

  1. Open the Spotify app and go to Settings.

    Screenshot of the Spotify desktop app with Settings highlighted
  2. Go to the Facebook section under the Social header and select Connect to Facebook.

    Screenshot of Spotify's Social settings
  3. Enter your details and log in.

Create a New Account

Spotify’s system maps playlists to accounts, which makes it hard to change your username. But, you can create a new account with a new username, then contact Spotify’s customer support team so they can transfer everything, including your playlists, to your new account. To do this, you need to first close your current Spotify account. If you have a subscription, you'll need to cancel that before closing the account.

Closing your account means you’ll lose your playlists, playlist followers, and your music/library collections. But, you can contact the Spotify support team to help you move to a new account within seven days of closing the old one.

Once that's done, create a new account with your new username. Please note that you cannot use a username twice, even if you closed the old account.

Change Your Display Name

While you can't change your Spotify username, you can create a custom display name that replaces the username where it shows on your profile, app, playlists, and Friend Activity.

You can't log in with your display name. You still need to use your email address or username.

  1. Open Spotify. You should automatically open to the Home page, but if you don't, tap Home and then tap the Settings gear icon.

  2. In Settings tap your Display Name.

  3. On your Profile page, tap Edit Profile.

    Screenshots illustrating how to edit a profile in Spotify.
  4. On the Edit Profile page, highlight and then change your display name, and then tap Save.

  5. Your new display name will be saved and you can close the app or go back to the Home screen.

    Screenshots illustrating how to change the display name in Spotify.
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