My username is a bunch of random numbers!

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My username is a bunch of random numbers!

theodorable
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Hi. So, I've been a spotify member for six months now and have had no problems until now. I just took a look at my profile and noticed that spotify displays not my name, but 1214123792 as my "username", which I do not like. When I signed up for spotify I connected to my facebook account and continued signing in with my email, just like I would for facebook. This caused my full name to represent my profile; which I'm okay with. Here's the thing that might have caused the problem: I just recently lost interest in facebook and temporarily deactivated my account, but I could still log in to spotify using my facebook information (email and password). I  checked my account settings and what not on the spotify website and saw that I was still connected to facebook. I get that spotify is for listening to music and it shouldn't matter how your profile appears, but it still bugs me. Solution?

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Mario
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Hey folks,

 

Thank you all for the updates and following up on this!

 

We're actually closing this thread as it's a really old one.

 

Make sure to check this Spotify Answer by Guido to find out how you can switch back to your Facebook name and avoid displaying your numerical Spotify username.

 

If you've just decided to join Spotify or to create a new account and are wondering how you can select a personalized Spotify nickname, you'll find it very helpful to check this Spotify Answer by Kate.

 

If you still have questions regarding this topic, we'll be looking forward to checking them out in a new and up-to-date thread you can create by heading here.

 

Thank you so much for your support and have a good one 🙂

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Joe
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SolVC
Regular

ok! Thanks a lot. I will let you know whether it got fixed or not.

Taylor
Community Legend

Hi, and welcome to the community!

 

Unfortunately, if you deactivated your facebook account, Spotify will revert your name to numbers as it pulls your data every so often, meaning it no longer has any data to pull so it can't display anything. Currently, there is no way to specify a Spotify username to display. The only way to display your name would be to connect to fb again.

There is an idea for creating a username somewhere on the ideas section (but I can't seem to find it, sorry!). Feel free to add Kudos and comment to show your support!

 

Anthony 🙂

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GustavoMaximo
Newbie

I don't have a Facebook nor do I plan to create one. So if I understood correctly, I'm not allowed to have a username right? Ok. Doesn't seem good and it doesn't seem fair, but alright, at least the streaming quality is pretty good and there's a wide variety of albums I enjoy.

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😞

Peter__
Community Legend

Hey! Welcome to the community 🙂

Good news, it appears to have fixed itself. I can confirm your public profile for "1214123792" is connected to Facebook and is now displaying your full name and profile picture. 

 

If it hasn't updated in your client yet, it should do within the next 24 hours. 😉 

 

Peter

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Lassedg
Casual Listener

I have the same probleem and it says the username is to long for Spotify so i cant login to my account and Cant change the username van u help me??

Thx 

1255367965
Newbie

I'm having this same problem and it has not yet corrected on its own - been a few weeks, maybe more. 

#1255367965

Mundivondi
Casual Listener

This also happend to my account it only shows my username as a number and i cand browes musick ore do anything 😞 my nr is 1173214248

Peter__
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@Mundivondi wrote:

This also happend to my account it only shows my username as a number and i cand browes musick ore do anything 😞 my nr is 1173214248


Are you getting any error messages at all @Mundivondi ?

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tharangini009
Casual Listener

the same thing happened to me my username is: 21yucfgzkdwpqro4cwqmmqwwq

help me please 🙂

Galacticos
Newbie

Dear Peter,

 

I have been using Spotify for the past month and I got my girlfriend into it as well, but when she logged in using Facebook her username was all a bunch of random numbers. She just logged in. She didn't deactivate her facebook or anything. She can't even browse, same as Mundivondi there. Her username is: 12151619094

 

I hope it gets fixed soon.
Thanks

Peter__
Community Legend
The username "12151619094" is showing as connected to Facebook fine for me.

Might be worth re-installing the Spotify app:
http://support.spotify.com/learn-more/faq/#!/article/reinstallation-of-spotify

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Roosterg04
Newbie

my username is 12183163110

 please do this at your earliest concent as i am making a colab playlist with sokme friends

MuriloSussagima
Newbie

I have the same problem, now my username appears 12145218344, can you help? Or just check it, I already tried to uninstall and install, but nothing seems to change.

Thanks

Mundivondi
Casual Listener

its fixed! its a christams miracle!

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