How to change your username on Reddit

How to change your username on Reddit

Reddit is a social media website where users can submit content in the form of links, text posts, images, and videos. Upon registering an account, every user must select a username. Reddit usernames are how users can identify one another, so it is good to pick the one you want to keep. However, there may arise a situation where you want to change your username. We will explain everything you need to know about changing your username on Reddit, the restrictions, and how to make a new account.

How to change your username on Reddit

It is not possible to change your Reddit username after it has been finalized, with one exception. If you have made an account using your Apple ID or Google Account, you may be able to change your username within thirty days. Follow these steps below to change your username if you made an account using a Google account or Apple ID within the last thirty days.

Changing your username on the Reddit website

  1. Visit the Reddit website.
  2. Log in using your Google account or Apple ID.
  3. Click the button on the top right that says “Change Username.”
  4. Enter your desired username, or use a randomized one.
  5. Click on Save Username.
How to change your username on Reddit

Changing your username on Reddit on the Android or iOS app

  1. Launch the Reddit app.
  2. Sign in using your credentials.
  3. Tap on your profile icon on the top left.
  4. Select the option to change your username.

If you do not see the option to change your username, it is possible your account is more than thirty days old. You may have also accidentally chosen the option to keep it.

When you select and save your username, it will be permanent. There is no changing your username for that specific account after that point.

How to create a new Reddit username

Reddit users that are unhappy with their current username have the option of creating another account. According to Reddit, users can create as many accounts as they like. There are many legitimate reasons to have multiple accounts, but you need to make sure to abide by the Reddit terms of service and content policy. You should not use multiple accounts to manipulate posts by upvoting or downvoting them.

To create a new account on Reddit:

  1. Visit the Reddit website.
  2. Tap on the Sign Up button on the top right.
  3. Sign up using your Google Account, Apple ID, or email.
  4. If you use an email, choose a username and password.
  5. Finish the process by clicking the Sign Up button.

Create another Reddit account using the same email

If you only have one email address but would like to have more than one Reddit account, you can use this handy trick. You can add a plus sign to your email address, and it will allow you to register another account. Let us give you an example. Suppose your email address is [email protected], and you have a Reddit account registered under that email. If you want to create a new account under the same email, you can register as [email protected] 

The nice part is that Gmail considers this email the same, so you will still receive all incoming mail to that address. You can test this by sending yourself an email and seeing if you receive it. This trick works on many social media websites like Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, and more.

That is everything you need to know about changing your username on Reddit and how to make a new account.