I am sure that there are many of you out there who had created their Snapchat accounts a long time ago and are now stuck with some pretty embarrassing usernames. To the ones who have attempted to change your usernames, you’d know how difficult this task can prove to be. Given how easy it is to sign up; all you need to do is enter your name, phone number, date of birth, your password, make up a username, and you’re ready to go! This brief sign up lets you enter thoughtless usernames that you enter assuming it’s just for the time being, and before you know it, you’re married to your first username.
However, it’s never too late, so here’s what you should know about Snapchat’s user policies before you sign up.
Your Username Cannot Be Changed
Yes, you’re stuck with it. Snapchat’s stand on this matter is that it’s for “security reasons.” Even if you did magically happen to acquire a new username, none of the data from your old account (old username) would be available to you. So you either be ready to wipe everything clean and start afresh, or you keep on going with your username. If you haven’t made your account on Snapchat yet, I hope that you will make wiser decisions unlike the rest of us.
What Else Can You Do?
While there are many things with Snapchat that you don’t have control over, here’s what you can control. Your display name can easily be changed. All you have to do is go to settings and select “name.” Simply enter the display name that you want and hit save. If you’re still haunted by your username, you could delete your account. It might seem like a bit much, but it’s the only way to get rid of your username on Snapchat. Delete your account and open a fresh one. Another thing to keep in mind is that your new display name will not be visible to the people who have already added you. It is only for the users that will befriend you from that point onward.
However, with everything that Snapchat has to offer, this is just a minor setback. It is their stringent security policies that let you send ghost messages and snaps after all. Using a proper username may not sound a big deal at the start, but it can become a problem later on.
Jackson Henry. I’m a writer living in USA. I am a fan of technology, arts, and reading. I’m also interested in writing and education. You can read my blog with a click on the button above.