Username on Reddit
When creating your Reddit account, you can choose a username that you like. But once you create it and confirm, it cannot be changed later.
There is an optional display name field on your profile page (Edit section). The display name is not as essential as the username; however, the username is always shown when posting something, so other users always see it with your content.
The display name is not under the headlights as the username, so if you want to have a funny or popular name, you should think of setting it as your display name. Also, the display name can be changed. All you need to do is follow the steps below to have it changed.
Steps to change the display name
- Tap on your profile icon, at the top-right section of the screen
- Tap on "My Profile"
- Then, tap on the "Edit" button
- You will see the options for editing your display name. When you decide which display name to set, do so, and make sure to save the changes.
Although you cannot change the username on Reddit, you can reset it if you have forgotten it. Go to your email inbox, and find the mail that Reddit sent you to verify the account when signing up. Open it, and find the link that was sent to you.
Now, click on the link again, and this will lead you to the box containing the username you have chosen while registering. But, if you don’t like the username you selected earlier, you can always create a new account and set the proper name this time.
Create a new account
You don’t have to delete the existing one to create a new account. All you need to do is open the Reddit web page and click on the Sign-up button in the upper right corner of the screen. A new window will appear asking you to type in your email address.
Now, you will proceed to the username and password setting. This time, choose one that you will be happy with and set the password. The last option is to check the box to confirm that you are not a robot.