[All Platforms] Username updating

As Spotify profile pages have undergone some updates over the past couple of months which really improve how users view each others public profiles. 

 

Many users on this platform have been stuck with a username which has been automatically generated aka random string of numbers, real names, or any name created a very young age which doesn't age well today.

 

To really improve this experience my idea is to offer username updating.

 

How this would function is when a username is updated to X on the users public profile when clicking the name it will show previous names for a short period of time.  

 This functions as a way for users to update their name to reflect a new identity, without the need to make a new account.

 

It takes a lot of resources to manually transfer large playlists over to new accounts, also takes a very long time for the algorithm to learn your music taste each time. So much data gets lost. (example: During the end of year playback stats)

 

Let's reduce that by keeping users in one account with username updating!

Whether thats offered as a monthly, yearly, or one-time thing we'll take it.

 

 

 

Updated on 2019-09-26

Hey @bhuu 

 

A similar idea has also been suggested here:

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Change-username/idi-p/703799

 

Regardless of status, please vote for it, and add a comment there, so it may be considered. Any update on the matter should be posted there.

 

For more info on how the Ideas Board works, click here. :)

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Updated on 2019-09-26

Hey @bhuu 

 

A similar idea has also been suggested here:

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Change-username/idi-p/703799

 

Regardless of status, please vote for it, and add a comment there, so it may be considered. Any update on the matter should be posted there.

 

For more info on how the Ideas Board works, click here. :)