You have probably heard of Houseparty, it is the video calling app that has taken the world by storm in 2020. In a time where many people are separated from loved ones due to the Coronavirus outbreak and lockdown laws, Houseparty makes the distance seem smaller than ever. It allows video and audio group calls, along with a range of entertaining quizzes and games that can be played together. However, once you have signed up and made your account for Houseparty, how can you change the username? In this article, we will explain how to change your username on Houseparty in just a few simple steps!
See also: How to set up a Houseparty account
Step 1: First of all, you must open the Houseparty app on the phone or device of your choice. The app looks like a yellow, waving hand on a pink background and can be found on the home screen of iPhones and Androids among your other apps. On computers, this app can similarly be found on your desktop or can be installed as an extension for the browser “Google Chrome” on Chromebooks and Windows PCs.
Step 2: Next, you must tap the smiley face icon that can be found in the top left-hand corner of your screen upon opening the app. If you currently have any Houseparty notifications at the time of opening the app, an icon with a number will appear in the top left corner, rather than the smiley face icon. Tapping either of these will cause a menu titled “friends” to open, allowing you to add new friends, access your own friend list, and manage the notifications for the app.
Step 3: In the top left-hand corner of this newly opened “friends” menu, you will find a gear icon. After tapping this gear icon, you will be taken to the next menu, entitled “settings”. This menu allows you to alter and view the settings of your Houseparty account, to proceed you will need to tap the “edit profile” option from this menu.
Step 4: Now, you will be presented with a number of options for changing your account details on this menu. You are able to change your registered email, “Full Name”, and your “username” all from this menu box. In order to change your username, you will need to erase your current username from its box. Hopefully, you will have come up with your new, replacement username already, just remember that the Houseparty app has existed since 2016, and so some of the usernames that you want to change yours too may already be taken. Get creative with it!
Step 5: Once you have decided on, and filled in your new, the desired choice of username, you must then tap the white “Save” button at the bottom of your screen to confirm the changes to your account. Even if you type in a new username, if you do not click the “save” button the changes will not take place, so make sure that you have done so at this point.
Once you have completed each of these steps, your Houseparty username will officially be changed. You and the friends that you have added on the app will all see this new username appear on the app from this point onwards. Don’t be too worried though! If you ever decide that you don’t like the new username you have chosen you can always change it again, the process can be repeated as many times as you want and so quickly and simply.