How to Change Your Spotify Username

Don't get stuck with a random username

What to Know

  • Spotify doesn't let you change a username but you can create a custom display name that replaces the username.
  • If you sign-up for Spotify with your email address, it automatically generates a username in the form of random numbers and letters.
  • If you choose to sign up using your Facebook account, however, Spotify will display your Facebook name.

This article shows you how to sign up for and connect to Spotify using Facebook, as well as information about creating a new account so that Spotify's customer support team can transfer things to that new account. If you don't want to mess with all of that but still want a change, scroll down to learn how to update your display name.

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 Edt 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.