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Yes, we get it you’re looking to change your Reddit username. You should know, if you’ve already changed your username or 3 days have passed since you signed up on Reddit, your account would not be ineligible for a name change.

Your only option would be to register again (don’t worry, you can use the same email) so you can choose a new username, of course, if it’s available. But the downside of this is you’ll lose all your karma, including your posts, saves, follows, and comments. You’ll be the new kid on the block.

However, if you’ve used your Google account or Apple ID to create your Reddit account, Reddit will automatically assign you a username. You’ll have 30 days to change it otherwise you’ll be stuck with it. If that’s your case, the instructions below will walk you through the steps.

The steps to changing your Reddit username will slightly vary depending on what platform you’re using.

Read on: How to Quote on Reddit in 3 Simple Steps

Changing Reddit username on iPhone and Android:

1. Open the Reddit app and sign in to your Reddit account.

2. Tap your profile icon at the top left of the screen.

Reddit profile icon

3. Reddit will ask you if you want to keep your randomly assigned username or change it. If you don’t have the option to change your username, you may have accidentally accepted the default username, or the 30 days timeframe has already passed. 

4. Tap on Change Username to choose the username of your choice.

Reddit asking to change username

5. Enter the username you wish to use. Keep in mind, you’ll only have one chance to change your username. So make sure to type it correctly. 

Changing Reddit username

4. Reddit will ask you to confirm that you want to use that username forever. Tap on Save Username to finalize the process or Go Back if you want to keep the automatically assigned username.

Saving Reddit username

Changing Reddit username on

If you’re using, here’s how to change your username. 

Changing Reddit username on the web
  1. Go to and log in with your newly created account.
  2. Once you’re logged in, a prompt will ask you if you want to change or keep the default username.
  3. Tap the Change Username button to change your username.
  4. Type the username you wish to use. Remember this is a one-time action. So be sure of your username before you save your change.
  5. Then, click on Continue to save your change.
Saving Reddit username on the web


There you have it, you’ve successfully changed your Reddit username. When creating a new Reddit account be mindful of the choice of your username as you cannot change it later.

Other platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram let you change your username, unfortunately, it’s not the case with Reddit. Hopefully, in the future, they add a feature that lets users change their username

If you have any questions or comments, please use the comment box below.

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