How to Change Your Spotify Username

Spotify is among the biggest music streaming services in the world at the moment, offering nearly any song one might think of, along with a wide variety of different podcasts, all at an affordable monthly fee, or even for free if you don’t mind listening to an occasional ad.

However, like most other platforms, Spotify does have one drawback. When you make an account on this digital service, you are automatically assigned a username that’s made up of random letters and numbers, which can be nearly impossible to memorize.

Unfortunately, there’s no way you could change the username that you were given when you created the account; the platform hasn’t made that a possibility quite yet. What you can do instead is alter the name that’s currently shown on your Spotify profile. Here’s how:

Adjusting the display name on the Spotify desktop app

While it isn’t possible to alter your username, you have the option of adjusting your display name, the one that appears on your Spotify profile, as well as any playlists you make. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Spotify application on your desktop computer.
  2. Click on the Home button in the menu on the left side
  3. Find your display name on the screen and click on it to open an extra menu
  4. Click on the Profile menu item
  5. Click on your display name to open the Profile details popup
  6. Enter your new Spotify display name

    6.1 Click on save
  7. Your new Spotify display name is now saved

Change your display name on the Spotify desktop app

  1. Open the Spotify app
  2. Click on the gear icon to open the menu
  3. Click on your profile name to open your profile page
  4. Click on the Edit Profile button
  5. Enter your new Spotify display name
  6. Click the save button in the upper right corner
  7. Your new display name is now saved

Pairing your account with Facebook

If you wish, you could also decide to link your Facebook profile to your Spotify account, which will not only give you the opportunity to sign in more easily but also display the name from your Facebook profile on Spotify as well. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Load Spotify on your computer or smartphone and log in if necessary.
  2. Click on Settings, and find the Social section.

  3. Here, locate Facebook, and then press the Connect to Facebook option.
  4. Finally, simply use your Facebook login information to sign in.

Making a new Spotify account

If you’re adamant about changing your username on Spotify, the only way you could truly achieve that is by making a new account and subsequently getting a new username. Here’s how you could do just that:

  1. Firstly, you’ll need to cancel your current Premium plan (if you own one) by logging in to your account page with your computer. Then, click on Your Plan > Change Plan > Spotify Free > Cancel Premium.
  2. The next step would be to delete your current account by visiting the Support page. Here, simply press Account, and then the I want to close my account option.
  3. After your old Spotify account has been removed, you can then make a new one just by visiting the Spotify signup page. You will then get a new Spotify username.

Note: It’s important to remember that removing your old account on Spotify means you will lose everything you currently have saved, from your followers to your playlists. However, you always have the option of contacting customer support within one week of the deletion and asking them to transfer your old playlists and collections to the new account.

And that’s it! Whether you simply wish to alter the name that’s currently shown on your Spotify profile, or you even want to make a new account altogether, you can now effortlessly do so with the help of the detailed guide above.