Only one way to change your Reddit username

Reddit usernames are wild because one can use any term in their username. If your creative mind thought of a unique username, you may ask yourself whether changing your Reddit username is possible. 

Can you change your Reddit username?

I will have to give you a diplomatic answer. Yes and No. Yes, if you created your Reddit account using a Google account in the last 30 days and didn’t confirm a username. No, if you created your account using email & password and already picked a username while creating your account. 

Why does Reddit allow changing a username if the account is created using a Google username?

Technically, a Reddit profile can’t work without a username. While creating an account using a Google account, Reddit assigns a random username, which is not set until the account age is over 30 days or you manually confirm the username within this period. 

Change Reddit Username

Here’s a catch before you continue: even if you created your account using a Google account, you can’t comment or post something without confirming your username. Once you confirm your username, it’s fixed and can’t be changed later. 

Go to the Reddit website and log in using your Google account. Reddit will show a pop-up on the homepage.

Change Reddit Username

Or, if you don’t see the pop-up on the homepage, click on the Create Post button on the homepage, and the pop-up will appear. Click the Change Username button. 

Click on Change Username

Note: If the pop-up doesn’t appear on the Create Post page, it means your username is confirmed, and you can’t change it. 

Reddit will suggest 3 random names; you can pick one or type your preferred username. 

Click on Continue

You can see a blue tick beside the username if it’s available. Click Continue

Click on Save Username

Click the Save Username button, and your account will have a permanent username from now on. 

Change Reddit Username Using App

Reddit is so popular among smartphone users that it receives more page views from the mobile than the computer.

You can log in to your Reddit using a Google/Apple account that is logged in on your smartphone. 

Change Reddit username

Open the Reddit app and log in to the account you created recently. Tap the Create button at the middle of the bottom bar. Press the Change Username button from the pop-up. Enter your preferred username and tap Next at the top right corner. Finally, press Save Username to finalize your username. 

Can you delete your Reddit account and re-use the username?

Unfortunately, Reddit doesn’t allow re-factoring the usernames. If a user deletes an account or is banned by Reddit, the username is also deleted and won’t be released for future usage.

So, it’s impossible if you are considering getting rid of your current account but want to keep the username. 

Uchchash Talukder Rana is the founder of @ansmegeek. He is the jack of all trades and master of a few. He uses Windows, Mac, Android & iOS on a daily basis. If he is not sleeping, either he is writing articles or playing Valorant.

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