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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user-removed
Not applicable

Strange random username.

SmokinBolter
Newbie

Can we not choose our username if we dont link to facebook?

jptorrscastro
Casual Listener

YOU CAN ONLY CHOOSE USERNAME ON THE IOS APP. IF YOU CREATE IT ON DESKTOP YOU GET THE RANDOM NUMBERS. DO IT. CHECK IT OUT

atusie
Newbie

test

Monc0
Newbie

test

ASCII84
Newbie

test

muse-ik
Newbie

Mine is just like this, except there is also a few letters too. I've tried everything, but I still can't change it. Can you help?

 

chr-ma
Newbie

test

colincbn
Gig Goer

Hi,
I have been working on this issue with Spotify Help and have been told there is very little we can do about it, but if the community does not like it Spotify may change their stance.
I was then directed to submit an "Idea", and told that if it gets enough votes Spotify may adress this issue.
Please look here for more details and to vote for Spotify to stop changing people's usernames to random characters:
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Idea-Submissions/Don-t-force-us-to-use-gibberish-as-Usernames/idi-p...

ArkanArivan
Newbie

My gf and I got a family plan because we live together. After I upgraded my username became, 8gncec82lzr01sxgtuzqzoku9. 

 

Can you change that to my name or allow me to change it?

MusicChom
Newbie

I am having the same problem but my username is random numbers and letters and doesnt show my profile picture. Please help

MarieKessel13
Newbie

I've had spotify for a few weeks now and it's connected to my facebook, but all of a sudden, my profile appears as a set of numbers and when my friends try to search for me they only get that set of numbers. I really don't like this- how do I get rid of it? My username is 1256852243

Flixx
Community Legend
Did you disconnect the Spotify app via the Facebook.com webpage? Or did you block the application?
Kind regards,
Felix

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ichthyostega
Regular

Same here, have not changed a thing on my facebook, it still shows the app with the exact option as always, but still only see numbers instead of my name on spotify. This is being happening for almost a week

akinsman
Newbie

Hi, all of my music has gone and I cant get back to my account with the username: 1145954916

which was connected to my facebook account? can you help??

cheremito
Newbie

same thing my username is 1278950837 thanks

MattSuda
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

@cheremito 

 

I suggest you contact support so they can help you

https://www.spotify.com/about-us/contact/contact-spotify-support/

 

If you get an automated reply email telling you to check the help section or the community, you need to reply back to it, even if it's from a no-reply address.

 

Support usually replies within 24-48 hours.

 

You can also tweet to @SpotifyCares on Twitter for help.

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user-removed
Not applicable

Hi! I have the same problem.. I've signed up via Facebook but my username is a set of numbers with no profile pic and my profile isn’t visible to my FB friends.

I've tried reinstall the app but the problem remains.

Anyone can help me?

Thanks

 

 

ctrlpattt
Newbie
1194867318

 please change my user (number) name on ctrlpattt

Thx a lot 🙂

user-removed
Not applicable

I'm having the same problem, although I didn't deactivate my Facebook account, I just logged in, and instead of my picture and Fb username, I could only see numbers! How can I fix this? Username is 12151972421

It's annoying because my friends can't find me. 

JustinShye
Casual Listener

I have the same problem. I've been a premium user for a week, signed up via Facebook. But my username is a set of numbers with no profile pic. my profile is not visible to my FB friends too.

 

I've tried reinstall the app but it doesnt help.

 

Anyone has any idea how to solve this?

 

Thanks.

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