Changing your Reddit username could be for multiple reasons. What if you created your Reddit account when you were naïve and didn’t find a purpose in choosing a meaningful username? What if you have grown out of the current username and want something different?

The possibilities are endless. But, the good news is that you can change your Reddit username if you want to. However, there are a few steps you have to work through to reach that place. So, in short, you have to work through some technical prerequisites.

This article will walk you through all the requirements and also the steps you need to follow to be able to change your Reddit username.


What are the Prerequisites to Change the Reddit Username?

Reddit has 55+ million daily active users, which means that the rush is extensive. So, if you want to suddenly change your username, there are certain factors that you have to be mindful of. 

The good thing is that we have sorted you out with a few tips and prerequisites that you should qualify to be able to change your username.

You will only be able to change your Reddit username if:

  • You created the account using your Google account or Apple ID.
  • You have had the account for less than 30 days.

If you don’t fall into the above-mentioned qualifying factors, what we’d recommend you do is look into the alternative method, which is creating a new account using a different email ID.

Steps to Change the Reddit Username on PC

If you are planning to change your Reddit username on your PC, the following are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Tap on the avatar or the username that appears in the top-right corner of the screen when you open Reddit.
  2. On the top of the menu, find Profile and click on it.
  3. Tap on the Change Username option that’s available. This option will only be available for Reddit accounts that are less than 30 days old.
  4. Enter the new username you wish to change to.
  5. Tap on Continue.
  6. Lastly, click on Save Username.

This will permanently change your Reddit username and you won’t be able to change it again in the future, especially after the 30 days mark.

Steps to Change the Reddit Username on Mobile

If you access Reddit via their app version and want to change the username on your mobile device, the steps are pretty simple for that too.

Following are the steps you need to perform:

  1. Open the Reddit app and navigate to the top-right corner of the screen to tap on Profile.
  2. Next, tap on My profile.
  3. Tap on Change Username. If your account doesn’t qualify for the username change, you will not find this option.
  4. Enter the new username you wish to change to.
  5. Tap on Next.
  6. Tap on Save username.

That’s it, you have now successfully changed your Reddit username to a new one.

How to Create a New Account on Reddit?

If you don’t qualify for the username change on Reddit anymore but you don’t want to use the account with the current username, your last resort is to create a new account on the platform. 

Creating a new account is quite simple, provided you are following the exact steps mentioned. We will walk you through the steps for the computer and mobile app.

On the computer:

  • If you are logged into an existing Reddit account, the first thing you have to do is log out of the account.
  • Once on the homepage, tap on Sign up.
  • You can continue creating the account by using your Google account or Apple ID. This is a more secure option.
  • Once you select your relevant option, you can go ahead and follow the on-screen instructions to create a new account on Reddit.

On the mobile:

If you are using Reddit on your mobile app, ensure that you have logged out of the account before you create a new account.

  • If you don’t want to log out, there is an alternative option of “Add a second account.”
  • Then, you’d be redirected to the login page. Tap on Sign up to create the new account.
  • You can create the account using your Google account or your Apple ID for ease of use. 
  • Next, follow the on-screen instructions as they come up.
  • Finalize everything and create your account. 

What we’d recommend is the fact that you are sure of the username if you don’t want to change it in the next 30 days.


Changing your Reddit username isn’t as simple as you think. There is a list of qualifying factors that ascertain if you can even change it in the first place. That said, another thing that you have to keep in mind is to ensure that you choose a unique username when you are changing it. 

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Vineet Maheshwari is a passionate blogger and relationship oriented digital marketing consultant with over 10 years of experience in SEO, PPC management, web analytics, domain investing, affiliate marketing and digital strategy. He has helped high tech brands connect with customers in an engaging manner, thereby ensuring that high quality leads are generated over time.