Snapchat users will be able to change their usernames later this month, the company announced Thursday. The username change will not affect aspects of users’ accounts, such as their friends lists, Snap codes, Snap scores, memories, etc. Snap says all iOS and Android users worldwide will be able to change their usernames starting Feb. 23.
Snap notes that users won’t be able to select usernames that have been used in the past. Once users decide to change their username, the app will also remind them that they can only change their username once a year.
How to change your Snapchat username
To change your username, you will be able to tap the Bitmoji icon in the upper left corner of the camera to access the profile section. From there, you can select settings by tapping the gear icon in the top right corner. Once you click on “username”, you will see a “change username” button marked in blue. You can then enter a new username and press “Next” to finalize the change.
Snap says username changes were one of its most requested features. He notes that as an app built around the ephemeral, it is aware that people grow and change and may want to change their handles. The feature was long overdue, but its launch isn’t exactly a surprise. In October 2021, reverse app engineer Alessandro Paluzzi first discovered the feature and revealed that Snap was working on a way for users to change their usernames.
Today’s announcement comes as Snapchat released several new features. Yesterday the company announced its partnership with Ticketmaster to launch a new way for users to experience live entertainment events in Snap Map. The new “Ticketmatcher Mini” available in the app will match users with events they might be interested in based on their preferences.
A few days ago, the company revealed that it plans to introduce mid-roll ads during Snapchat stories for Snap Stars, which is what the platform calls its top creators, who must apply for the Snap accolade. Star. A Snapchat spokesperson told TechCrunch that this feature is already in very early beta for a small group of US-based creators, but the platform plans to roll it out more widely to Snap Stars in the coming months. to come. These ads will appear as mid-roll ads inside their stories, and the creator will earn a share of the ad revenue. This payment is determined by a payment formula, which takes into account factors such as publication frequency and audience engagement.