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Snapchat now lets you change your username – here’s how to do it

It’s about damn time.

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Hate your Snapchat username? Well, here’s some good news, you’ll be able to change it later this month, says the company. Snap says the new feature will launch on February 23rd and be available on iOS and Android devices.

The feature does come with some caveats. For example, users are allowed one name change per year. Additionally, users can’t choose a previously-used handle, including inactive usernames. You may also lose your old username once you switch too.

All of that said, however, the feature has been highly requested and it’s honestly wild that it hasn’t been available until now.

Changing your Snapchat username is a pretty straightforward process – here’s how to do it: 

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Image: Snap

If you want to use this feature when it is available, the change can be made in just a couple of taps.

  1. Tap the Bitmoji icon in the top-left corner of the camera to head to your profile 
  2. Select settings by tapping on the gear icon in the top-right corner
  3. Then, select Username – you’ll see a Change Username button in blue 
  4. Enter a new username and hit “Next” to make the change

Snapchat also says that friends lists, Snap scores, and memories are ported over to the new username once users make the change.  

In response to this much-requested feature, a Snapchat spokesperson said: “As an app built around ephemerality, we know that people grow and change – we certainly have over the last ten years – and couldn’t be more excited to bring this top requested feature to Snapchatters.”

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If you have itchy fingers and are pouncing at the idea of changing your Snapchat username, just keep in mind this feature isn’t available yet, but you’ll have access to it starting February 23rd.

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Kevin is the founder and executive editor at KnowTechie. With over 15 years of blogging experience, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at kevin@knowtechie.com

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