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[Social] Add Display Name Option for User Account

I understand that Spotify won't allow you to change the username as it is used in internal stuffs of Spotify, but how about adding a Display Name field to user's account settings that by default is the same as username and it's not used for anything else but to search the user and display it's name. That way, the user users can change it as they like ?

Updated on 2020-03-12


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You can now add or change your display name!
A display name replaces the username where it shows on your profile, app, playlists, and Friend Activity.
There's more on this here, and here.

Status changed to: New Idea

Marked as a new idea 🙂


This is a great Idea


Agreed! So many benefits to custom display name permissions. Visibility, familiarity, branding, privacy, etc. 


We need this feature. Kind of crazy to not be able to change a display name, especially if there is already a static internal username.


yes pleaseeeee


This would be very much appreciated and as a loyal premium user of your account for a couple I would love it if you guys took the time to implement something like this 


That would be an awesome feature! I feel that would improve a lot the customisation of Spotify 🙂


This would be great! I helped a friend of mine to create a new account recently and she could choose a display name, but I couldn't find an option to change this on my own account.


I have a verry simple idea:

I want spottify to make it posible to change your display name in the app and windows program.

This might come in handy for streamers or other people who share their screen to help / entertain other people but dont want to leak their full name.

It doesnt look that hard to implement but i think it should come in handy for some of us.


Thanks for reading my idea.

Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2018-11-22

Marked as new idea, which is a repost of this inactive idea.