How to Change Reddit Username

Change Reddit Username

You can’t change your Reddit username once you create your account. However, you can modify your display name if you wanna do so.


Can I change my Reddit username?

Sorry, it used to be possible to make changes, but after the Reddit upgrade, users are now not allowed to make changes. When creating a new Reddit account, if you don't enter your favorite name right away, the system will assign you a username by default, and then you can't modify it unless you register a new account. You can only modify the display name if you want to do so.


How to modify the display name on the web page

Step 1: Go to the internet and open the Reddit site (www.reddit.com).

Step 2: Click the login button at the top of the Reddit homepage.

Step 3: Enter your username and password to log in and access your Reddit account.

Step 4: Click your username, scroll down to the “User settings” option and select it.

Step 5: Once on the “User settings”, select the “Profile option.”

Step 6: Access and edit profile information, including your display name. Save the changes so that you can have a new display.


How to modify the display name on the phone

There are no differences in the procedures to modify Reddit display names on both Android and iOS smartphones.

Here is a simple guide on how to do it.

Step 1: Go to your mobile and login or open your Reddit account. Move to the left side of the page and tap your profile picture.

Step 2: On the drop-down menu that appears, select the “My profile” option.

Step 3: Tap the edit option and proceed.

Step 4: On the page that appears, go to the “Display Name” option at the top of the page and edit it.

Step 5: Save changes and exit (Tap the “Save” option at the top right side of the screen).


How to modify Reddit age

Here is a simplified guide on how to change the Reddit age on the desktop site.

Step 1: Go to the internet and open the Reddit site at www.reddit.com.

Step 2: Click the login button at the top of the Reddit homepage.

Step 3: Enter your username and password to log in and access your Reddit account.

Step 4: Go to the “preference tab” under the “Contents Options.”

preference tab

Step 5: Select the “I am over 18 and willing to view adult content” option

Contents Options

Step 6: If you wanna view NSFW content, check your preferences and tick the two options related to displaying NSFW posts accordingly.

tick the two options

Step 7: For option one, untick the “Hide images for NSFW/18+ content.”

Step 8: For option two, tick the “I am over eighteen years old and willing to view adult content.”

That way, you can view NSFW content from your account.


How to change Reddit password

From Desktop

Step 1: Go to the internet and open Reddit site at www.reddit.com.

Step 2: Click the login button at the top of the Reddit homepage.

Step 3: Enter your username and password to log in and access your Reddit account.

Step 4: Click your username, scroll down to the “User settings” option and select it.

User settings

Step 5: Go to the “Accounts” option and then to “Account settings.”

Account settings

Step6: Select the “Change password” option. On the form that opens up, enter your old password, then a new password, and re-enter the new password to confirm it.

update password

Step 7: Click the “Save” button.

From Reddit App

Step 1: Go to your smartphone and launch or open the Reddit app.

Step 2: Once the app is ready, swipe right from the left of the app screen to access the menu.

Step 3: Go to the “Settings” option and tap on it.

Step 4:  On the page that opens, tap on the “account settings for u/username.” (Replace ‘username’ with your Reddit username) option located at the top.

Step 5: Go “basic settings” and tap on the “Change password” option.

Step 6: Enter your new and old passwords in the text boxes.

Step 7: Tap the “save” option and exit.

FAQ

1. Can I change my Reddit name without limit?

Yes, you can change the display name without limit, but with 30 characters remaining. However, please note that you can never change your username unless you delete your account and lose everything.

2. Can I delete or deactivate my Reddit account temporarily?

That's not possible because Reddit doesn't allow its users to deactivate their accounts temporarily. Once you deactivate your account, you lose it permanently.  You can only create another account if you wanna use Reddit in the future.

Conclusion

When registering for Reddit, never use a Google account or Apple ID because it will directly assign you a username, and you will lose the right to modify it.

On the contrary, you should use an email address to have another chance to modify it when you want to do so.

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