How to change Reddit username?

Most of the redditors want to know how to change reddit username at least once in their Reddit journey. Because sometimes you just feel like your reddit username is not going with your vibe. 

Some people also use their real name as a username and at some point they just want to hide their real identity. But does Reddit allow its users to change their username?

The clear answer is No, you can’t change your reddit username. Unlike other social media sites, Reddit doesn’t allow changing usernames. Even if you misspell your username while creating your reddit account, there’s no way to fix it. 

Here’s the official statement of Reddit regarding this issue:

Is It Possible to change my Reddit username?

Above image is the official statement of the Reddit team. But as you can see around 50% of the people say they didn’t find the answer helpful. 


It’s simple. There are many reasons when changing the username is nothing but mandatory. In such a situation, what’s the practical solution for Redditors?

There are two options in this case.

  1. You can change your Display Name (When changing your username is not mandatory)
  2. Create a new account with a new username which is accurate, goes with your attitude

How to change Reddit Display Name

You can change our display name from any device. Both Reddit app and website allow users to change their display name. There’s a difference between username and display name.

A username is the unique identifier of a profile, which can’t be modified, but you can change your Display Name as much as you want. 

Display Name is displayed when someone visits your profile. But changing your display name will not change your reddit username.

Change your display name from a computer

  1. Visit from a browser.
  2. Login to your account if you aren’t logged in. 
  3. On the top right corner, click on your profile avatar..
  4. From the menu, click on User Settings and navigate to Profile tab. Reddit User Settings
  5. In the Display Name field, enter your display name.
  6. It will be automatically saved and will be displayed on your profile.

Change display name from the mobile app

  1. Open the Reddit app in your smartphone.
  2. From the top left corner, click on your profile icon.
  3. From the navigation menu, click on My Profile.
  4. On your profile page, click on the Edit button.
  5. On the Display Name field, enter your display name.
  6. After entering your display name, click the Save button at the top right corner to save the changes.

How to change reddit username?

Now let’s create a new reddit account to get a brand new username. You can create a new reddit account from app or website for free.

  1. Visit from any web browser or app.
  2. Click on Sign Up button.
  3. In the email filed, enter your real email and click Continue.
  4. In the username field, enter your correct/favorite username to check the availability. Reddit automatically suggests some random username, you can also pick one of them.
  5. If your username is available, in the password field, enter your account password. If the username is already taken, change the username.
  6. Click the Sign Up button to create the new account.

Here are some additional information you need to know about reddit registration:

  1. You can delete your old reddit account and create a new account. But you can’t use the username of your previous account. Usernames are not restorable. 
  2. You can create multiple accounts with the same email as Reddit doesn’t require email verification to use its features.
  3. If you don’t verify the associate email, you won’t be able to reset your password if you forget. 

Why doesn’t reddit allow changing username?

Thousands of people asked this question and Reddit officially refused to have a feature of username change. Here are some key reasons:

  • To prevent the misuse of usernames.
  • To have the history of engagement of a username. 
  • To maintain community standards.
  • To prevent username exchange.

Now what can we do? 

We all just have to be careful while picking our username. We have to respect the policy of Reddit. Every social media has some unique rules. 

Such as you can’t edit the Tweets, you can’t exchange the username between two facebook accounts, you can’t change Reddit username.

That’s how it is.

Reddit is well known for the wild usernames. That’s what takes Reddit to the next level. But you can change your reddit profile picture if you want.