How to Change Your Spotify Username

Don't get stuck with a random username

While it's possible to change your username on other online social platforms, Spotify doesn't let you change it, especially if you already created an account. But, you do have some other options.

At the sign-up stage, Spotify lets you use 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 many users don't like.

If you choose to sign up using your Facebook account, however, Spotify will display your Facebook name.

Sign up for Spotify With Facebook

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.