Need to change display name

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Re: Need to change display name

Emilia_8
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Hello @Khelrauko

 

Currently it's not possible to change your display name on desktop, but the changes made on mobile will be reflected everywhere in the app. 

 

I'd recommend submitting an idea for this in the Idea Exchange. 

For more details on how to do it, make sure to check out this Spotify Answer

 

Have a great day!

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Re: Need to change display name

mnemonic00
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I can't make changes on the mobile app as well. I don't even have "edit profile" button. I have "find friends" instead, even though my Facebook is disconnected. 

Re: Need to change display name

Emilia_8
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Hello @mnemonic00

I'd recommend performing clean reinstall of your Spotify app. It's different than regular reinstallation.
Just find your device in this article and follow the steps provided there.

 

It should help the display name. 

Let me know how it goes!

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Re: Need to change display name

kheriashakti
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This doesn't work. I am already connected with Facebook but I still don't have a display name. Also, there is no option called "Social" in Settings menu.

Re: Need to change display name

Mihail
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Hey @kheriashakti,

 

Thanks for searching for the answer you need here.

 

If you'd like for Spotify to take up your name from Facebook as a display name, first make sure that they are properly connected. This page explains how to link your two profiles. Note that this step is only necessary if you haven't created your Spotify account through Facebook.

 

After the connection is established, it's a good idea to make sure that the option to process your Facebook data is enabled. You can learn how to do this here.  Keep in mind that it can take up to 48 hours for you display name to get updated.

 

Hope this helps. Let us know how you get on.

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Re: Need to change display name

kheriashakti
Casual Listener
Hi Mihail,

The crux of the problem is that these help documents like the one which you
mentioned for linking my facebook account to my Spotify Account are
outdated/incorrect.

Lets take
https://support.spotify.com/in/article/using-spotify-with-facebook/, it
says the following:
Connect an existing account to Facebook
Mobile and tablet
Desktop

1. Click in the top-right corner of the app.
2. Click *Settings*.
3. Under *Social*, click *CONNECT TO FACEBOOK*.
4. Enter your Facebook login details and click *Log In*.

However, there is no such tab called "*Social*" in the desktop app.

Re: Need to change display name

Alex
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Hey there @12142102965,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

On the desktop app under the Social section, you should see a field that says Facebook and a blue button - Connect to Facebook. from there you should be able to link your accounts.

 

Send us a screenshot of what you're seeing under Social when you open the settings, so we can check out if your client is running as expected.

 

We'll be on the lookout for your reply 🙂

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