A Spotify username can be both entertaining and useful. It can be used to find and follow the profiles of other users, as well as allow individuals to follow you and subscribe to your playlists. When a user opens a Spotify account, they are given a unique string of numbers and letters that serves as their Spotify ID. When you sign in with Facebook, Apple, or Google, you’ll get a Spotify account with your Facebook/Apple/Google name.
However, how do you alter your Spotify username? Is this even possible? In this post, you’ll learn whether or not you can modify your Spotify username and, if not, how close you may get.
Prior to Beginning
As you may have noticed, an app may seem different on different devices. The Facebook app, for example, does not appear the same on Android devices as it does on iOS devices. However, in the tech sector, the current trend is to make these apps look as identical as feasible across multiple devices.
Spotify is an excellent example. Although the app/web app isn’t similar on all platforms, the functionality is nearly identical. So, no matter what device you’re using, the solutions below should work.
How to Change Your Display Name
Let’s clarify something before we go into how to update your Spotify username: your username is not the same as your display name. When you open the Spotify desktop, tablet/mobile device, or web app, you’ll see your Spotify display name.
Unlike changing your username, changing your Spotify display name is a breeze. The display name, on the other hand, may only be altered through the Spotify app on a mobile device or tablet. This is how you do it.
- On your smartphone or tablet, launch the Spotify app.
- “Your Library” will appear.
- In the upper-right corner of the screen, click the gear symbol.
- Select “View Profile” to see your profile.
- “Edit Profile” will appear.
- Your current display name is tapped.
- You can change it to anything you like.
- Tap “Save.”
Your display name is how other people will see you on Spotify. Changing your Spotify login, on the other hand, is an entirely different process.
Is it possible to change your Spotify username?
You can’t alter your username on Spotify, unfortunately. You cannot customize your username, even though it is unique to each account. It is assigned by Spotify and can be made up of a string of random numbers and letters, making it difficult to remember.
As a result, a username cannot be altered because it is permanently associated with that account. You can, however, establish a new account with a semi-customized username if you desire a more coherent and memorable Spotify username.
Using Your Facebook/Apple/Google Account to Log In
Before we get started, let’s be clear: signing into Spotify with your Facebook/Apple/Google account is the same as creating a new Spotify account. If you sign into Spotify using one of the three services listed above, your old account will remain operational. If you have a premium Spotify membership, this is very crucial to know. It’s possible that you’ll end up paying for two Spotify accounts.
So, before you join up for any of the aforementioned services, we recommend canceling your Spotify subscription or deleting your account entirely.
Cancellation of the Previous Subscription
Keep in mind that the Spotify app does not allow you to cancel your subscription. This is only possible through the browser. So, whether you’re using a Windows PC, a Mac, a Chromebook, or a mobile device to access Spotify’s desktop browser version, here’s how to do it.
- Please visit Spotify.com.
- Log in to your existing account.
- In the upper-right corner of the page, click your profile photo.
- Scroll down to the section under “Your Plan.”
- “Change Plan” will appear.
- Select “Cancel Premium” at the bottom of the page.
You can cancel your subscription using the iOS app or a desktop (Mac or Windows) software if you’re paying for it through iTunes.
- Launch the iTunes application.
- In the menu towards the top, select “Account.”
- “View My Account” will appear.
- Scroll down to the section under “Settings.”
- Next to “Subscriptions,” select “Manage.”
- Locate your Spotify account.
- Choose “Edit.”
- Cancel your membership.
- In the app, go to “Settings.”
- Choose your Apple ID (the first option in the “Settings” menu).
- “Subscriptions” will appear.
- Choose a Spotify membership.
- Cancel your membership.
Deleting the Old Spotify Account
After you’ve finished cancelling your membership, you can sign in with your Facebook, Apple, or Google account. However, if you don’t want your old account lingering on the internet and sending you irritating emails, you might want to consider deleting it entirely. The account may only be deleted via a browser. This is how you can get rid of your old Spotify account.
- Go to Spotify’s customer support page.
- Then select “Account.”
- Choose “I’d like to close my account.”
- On the next screen, click “Close account.” You’ll be asked to confirm that the account in question belongs to you.
- Continue clicking “Continue” to indicate that you realize that your account will be permanently closed.
- Go to your inbox and check your emails.
- In the email you received from Spotify, click the “Close My Account” option.
You’ll have seven days to reactivate your previous Spotify account after you’ve finished. The account is then permanently deactivated.
Using Facebook/Apple/Google to log in
It’s really simple to sign in with Facebook, Apple, or Google. However, you’ll need to utilize a desktop browser.
- Please visit Spotify.com.
- “Log in” will appear.
- “Continue With Facebook/Apple/Google” should be selected.
- Once you’ve been led to your Facebook account, confirm.
That’s all there is to it. Your username is now partially personalized. Depending on which of these services you used to sign in to Spotify, it’s the same as your Facebook, Apple, or Google account login.
Frequently Asked Questions-
Will this also affect how my Spotify name displays on Facebook?
Your old Spotify username will be overridden and replaced with your Facebook profile username if you want to sign in to Spotify using Facebook. Changing your display name, on the other hand, will affect how your Spotify profile appears on Facebook. If you alter your Spotify display name (which is really simple and easy to do, as previously described), Facebook will use that name anytime you post Spotify material on your Facebook profile.
How often may my Spotify username be changed?
You cannot modify your Spotify username, as previously stated. For example, you can join up for Spotify using Facebook, and your Facebook login will become your Spotify username. If you have a Facebook account that isn't linked to Spotify, you can do this. However, as is often the case, this does not provide you a lot of leeway. In principle, you could create a new Facebook account and link it to as many new Spotify accounts as you desire.
Is there a limit to how many times I may change my Spotify username?
Let's pretend we're discussing the Spotify display name. To begin, you can modify your display name as many times as you wish. In this aspect, there are no limitations. Your username can only be 30 characters long, which should provide for most display name purposes. When it comes to the content of your display name, you have a lot of options. However, we recommend that you refrain from using obscene or offensive language, as Spotify may remove your account if you do so.
What gives that my Spotify username is so random?
To improve the overall Spotify experience and limit the risks of someone breaking into your account, the Spotify username is a series of seemingly random characters and numbers. Spotify can save time by avoiding user-selected usernames. You don't have to remember your Spotify username to sign in, of course. In reality, Spotify will never prompt you to provide your username. Your email address and password are all you need to remember. Alternatively, you may log in with your Facebook, Apple, or Google account.
What is the procedure for linking my Spotify account?
Spotify, as you may be aware, offers family subscriptions that allow you to share your account with other people. Go to your Spotify Account page if you have a family plan. Keep in mind that the family members on your Spotify profile cannot be managed via the mobile, tablet, or desktop apps. You'll have to utilise your computer's browser. Navigate to “Manage your family accounts” on the Account page and click “Go.” You can add or remove users from your family account from here.
How to change Your Spotify Username?
Although changing your Spotify username is limited, you can customise it to some extent by signing up for the service using your Facebook, Apple, or Google account. You have the option of changing your display name. Keep in mind that the other users will see your display name rather than your username. You can also quickly and easily modify your display name.
We hope that this article has given you all of the information you need on how usernames and display names operate on Spotify. Please leave any other Spotify-related queries in the comments section below. We are delighted to assist.