How to Change Username

Last updated: October 3, 2016 - 10:41am EDT provides users with a great platform to ask and answer questions, and find out more about their followers. But what if, on a whim, you chose a username that suddenly doesn’t seem so appealing? In this article, we’ll explain what you can do about that.

You cannot change the username you chose when you signed up for The name other users find you with -- or ask questions to -- will always remain the same as when you started, so choose this name wisely. You can, however, change your display name, which appears larger than your username on your profile.

To change your display name:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click the gear icon, then click settings from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click profile on the top-left of the settings menu.
  4. Clicking in the first highlighted box, type what you would like your display name to be.
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Save button.


If you’re fed up with altogether and need more than a username change, check out our next tutorial on how to delete your account.

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