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How to Change Snapchat Username in 2017

If for whatever reason you are wondering how to change your Snapchat username, here’s the one and only answer: You cannot change your Snapchat username!  Stop reading all the “hacks” out there and or “solutions” on how to change snapchat username.  All the tutorials on changing Snapchat username out there are basically telling you to delete your snapchat account and create a new Snapchat account.  That’s it.

To lay to rest the question of is possible to change your Snapchat username, let’s lay that to rest once and for all.  As of 2017, Snapchat support tells us pretty clearly it’s an unequivocal “NO”, you cannot change your Snapchat username:

Can I Change My Username?

For security reasons, it is currently not possible to change the username for an existing account. If you wish, you may delete your account and create a new one with a different username.

How to Change Snapchat Display Name

As an alternative to changing your Snapchat username, you may settle for changing your display name.  Here’s a tip that Snapchat support offers.  Your Snapchat display name is actually customizable and that would change how your name is actually displayed to your friends and followers.

To change your Snapchat display name:

  1. Tap  in your profile page in the upper right corner.
  2. Go to My Account and select Name.
  3. Change your new display name and save it.

Or you can also try this:

  1. Tap the name under your Snapcode on the Profile screen.
  2. Enter your chosen name and save, see below for details.

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