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How to change your username in Minecraft

A name to fit your personality!

Minecraft is a game that allows me to express myself in hundreds of ways. However, one of the most important means of self-expression inside the game is my username. The name that appears in chat and the one floating above my head is a key part of my in-game identity, which is something very important to me, as I'm sure it is for you. But what if you have a change of heart or receive a new nickname you'd like to show off? This guide will go over how to change your username in Minecraft Java Edition.

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You can change your username in Minecraft for free by following the steps below:

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  • Go to www.minecraft.net.
  • Log into the website using your Minecraft account username and password.
  • Go to the Profile section of your account by hovering over your username in the top right corner and selecting "Profile."
  • Click on My Games on the menu on the left-hand side.
  • Select Profile Name on the Minecraft: Java edition.
  • Enter your new profile name in the Java Profile Name text box.
  • Click Change Profile Name to confirm the change.

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The name change will be instantly visible even if you use crossplay, excluding the Bedrock edition. Keep in mind that you can only change your username once every 30 days, so choose wisely. Another important note is that Minecraft will put your previous username on hold for 37 days. That way, after the 30 days are up, you still have a week to change your username back to the previous one before Mojang releases that name to other players.

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