How to Change Your Discord Profile Name

In this tutorial, you'll find how to change Discord name in a few simple steps, both on desktop and mobile.

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When you register to Discord, the platform assigns you a username that you can later modify as many times as you wish. The process is very simple: here we’ll show you how to change your Discord name in a few simple steps.

How to Change Discord Name

Discord allows you to change your username as many times as you want. However, there is a time limit, since you can only change your username 2 times per hour. Additionally, remember that usernames are upper-case sensitive.

After your username, you may also have noticed a four-number tag. This is randomly generated by Discord to separate yourself from other users with the same username. If you wish, you can modify this tag with a Nitro subscription.

Now, let’s see how to change Discord name, both on desktop and mobile.

On Desktop:

To modify your Discord username, go to ‘User Settings‘ by clicking on the gear icon next to your profile in the bottom left corner of the app.

Next, click on ‘Edit‘ next to your username. From here, input the new username and your current password, and click ‘Done‘. That’s it!

On Mobile:

On mobile, the process is slightly different, although it’s also very simple. To start with, go to ‘User Settings‘ by clicking on your user profile at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Then, go to ‘Account‘ and tap on ‘Username‘. Here, input the new username you want and click on ‘Save‘. The app will ask you for your Discord password to confirm the changes. You’re done!


Can you change your Discord name on one server?

Yes! Discord allows you to use a different nickname on every server. However, if you’re a server member, you’ll need to have the ‘Change Nickname’ permission in order to change your name.

To change your nickname on one server, right-click on your username and select ‘Edit Server Profile’. From there, you’ll be able to change your nickname to a new one that will only be visible on the current server you’re on.

Can you change your Discord name twice?

You can change your Discord username as many times as you want. However, there is a time limit of 2 changes per hour.

What happens if 2 people have the same name on Discord?

The four-number tag you see right after your username prevents 2 people from having the same Discord name. This is a randomly generated tag that identifies individual users, no matter if they have chosen the same username.

Now that you have a cool new username, check out how to change your name color on Discord!

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