One of the most requested updates from Snapchat will finally be released which is the capacity to change your username in the app, without any impact on your friends’ list, Snap code, Snap score, Memories, etc.
Based on this sequence, as of February 23rd, all Snapchatters, on iOS and Android, will be able to update their username, which will be welcome news for many. Well, of course, you want to change your username when you were 15, while calling yourself ‘LadiesMan23’ may have been funny back then, it’s probably less so now.
And while you’ve always been able to update your display name, your account username has been set in stone from the beginning, which, in some cases, is a less than ideal set-up.
The good news is you can finally ditch the old ‘Fartfacekilla’ and ‘SexyMan69’ tags and become a more mature, responsible Snapchat user.
However, the only proviso is that users won’t be able to switch to usernames that have already been used. You’ll also only be able to change your username once per year – though I suspect that’s probably less of a consideration, as the people who really want this feature are those who have awkward, dated names that they’re keen to shed.
That means maybe you’ll suddenly see a return of your old friends to Snap, now that they can post without those embarrassing tags, and you might suddenly get some new contacts and connection requests from long-lost jokesters.
This Snapchat username update might be a key update as Snapchatters grow up.
Here are the steps to update your Snapchat Username (from February 23rd)