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Spotify Username Showing Up Wrong

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Spotify Username Showing Up Wrong

sadspacecowboy
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USA

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Desktop/iPhone 8

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Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

hello,

 

so my username is depressedspacecowboy. just made a new spotify account and it says my username is vyyr9amoy74thsoaqtpe72wcc, but my actual name also shows up ? idk why and i cant seem to change my account name. could use some help or clarification. thank you !

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Re: Spotify Username Showing Up Wrong

Emilia_8
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Hello @sadspacecowboy

Thank you for reaching out here in the Community!

The alphanumeric name one is your username. It's designed to identify you on Spotify and it's not possible to change it. It will show up e.g. in the link or URI to your profile. 

 

The second name, depressedspacecowboy, is your display name. It will show on your profile, playlists and in Friend Activity. 

 

You can find more details on that in this support article

 

I hope it helps! 

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Re: Spotify Username Showing Up Wrong

sadspacecowboy
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ah, how did it make that my username then ? it never asked for me to input a username

Re: Spotify Username Showing Up Wrong

Emilia_8
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Hi @sadspacecowboy

 

It's possible to enter your preferred display name during sign up in the What should we call you? field. 

If you don't like your current display name, you can change it by following the steps provided in the article I linked previously. 

 

Let me know if you have any further questions! 

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Re: Spotify Username Showing Up Wrong

sadspacecowboy
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ohhh, alright. thank you so much !

Re: Spotify Username Showing Up Wrong

Emilia_8
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Hi @sadspacecowboy

 

You're welcome!

Have a great day 🙂

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