Roblox: How to change Display Name

Display names are available worldwide.

Unhappy with your Roblox username? Well, you can fix that with a Display Name, an alternative name that decides how other players recognize you in Roblox. Display Names are available on worldwide on Roblox. To change your Roblox Display Name on PC, follow these steps below.

How to Change Display Name in Roblox

Step One: Log on to Roblox using a web browser.

Step Two: Click the Gear button located at the top-right corner of the page. Then click Settings. 

Step Three: Within Settings, stay on the Account Info page. Beneath the Account Info header should be Display Name (listed above Username).

Step Four: Click the Pencil/Edit button to the right to change the Display Name. A new window will pop up where you can change your Display Name so long as it follows the criteria listed below. Press Save to confirm your new Display Name.

Display Names vs. Usernames - What's the Difference?

A username is the unique name all players assign themselves when first signing up for Roblox. Usernames are what players use to log in to the platform. Once created, usernames cost 1,000 Robux to change.

Going forward, a display name is the name that will appear in chat, player lists, or above your in-game character's head. Essentially, display names are your social name, the name that you prefer all players to recognize as your Roblox character. Consider display names as a personal expression for your online persona.

As described in the Developer Forum:

Gone are the days of being CoolRobloxFan43732 - now, you can simply be CoolRobloxFan!

Even better, all those pesky numbers attached to your Roblox username will no longer be visible if you choose to make a display name!

Related: Can I have a guest on Roblox? Guests removed from Roblox

Display Names Requirements/Need to Know

Display names are totally free! They will not cost any Robux, however, there are still specific guidelines that display names must follow. Display names must:

  • Be between 3-20 characters.
  • Only be changed once every 7 days.
  • Must be verified by Roblox filters (aka display names must be appropriate for all ages).

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  1. When i go to the website nothingand no games load the settings button wont load and if im on the settings page and turn the vpn on and reload the page nothing loads

    1. You have to turn the VPN off after changing/making your display name otherwise your internet will be very slow.

      1. yup they shutdown the desplay names?

  2. Hello, when i turn off my VPN and go play a game, my username changes back to normal and the display name isn’t there anymore, but when i turn the VPN back on and connect to Germany, the display anme starts working, but i can’t play any games, do you know how to solve this?

    1. I think it depends on the game, in all honesty. In some games I see my display name (VPN turned off) and in others I do not. When this feature rolls out globally it shouldn’t be an issue, this current method is technically a “workaround.”

  3. Can You Give an Example of a German IP Please?? I Searched Google But Non of Them are Working… E

    Also, Don’t Mind “E” I Always Type it At The End of a Paragraph or Sentence Because I Like Saying It and Its My Fave Word… E

  4. I do it but it not work :c. Maybe i try again tommorow…

  5. hi there how can i change my name in 3 letters on roblox?

    1. I don’t think names can be 3 letters

  6. why i cant play games after i change my name??

    1. Make sure to turn off your VPN

  7. Am I doing something wrong? I have done every step to connect to the vpn but it isn’t working, is there some sort of way to fix this?

  8. You can now do this is at least Germany!

  9. When are they coming out.

    1. No announcements have been made yet.

  10. Hi! when will display names come out?

    1. We aren’t sure yet

  11. Hey i heard voice chat going to be add in roblox…can you make a website on how to use voice chat😂

    1. There is no way to access voice chat in any way

  12. Why was display names out for only an hour or something and then taken away?

    1. Roblox was testing display names during that one-hour period. The official rollout will be at a later date when they feel it’s ready for the game.

  13. In that case, where would the nickname thing be?

    1. It hasn’t been added to the Roblox client yet.

  14. Do you think that the cost for changing usernames will decrease after display names are released as it seems that there may be no point in buying robux to change your username if you can change your display name multiple times free of charge?

    1. Great question, personally I don’t see the price decreasing, but it’s way too early to tell.

  15. omg, i cant wait! im glad i found this, cuz if i didnt, i would have missed the display name change

  16. Can we use spaces and that crap that we cant put in our users or will the same rules apply

    1. when are they coming out in the UK

      1. No announcements have been made for Display Names.

    2. No idea, as of now.

  17. if you change your user does it also change you display name?

    1. No, it shouldn’t.

  18. i have a question roblox, when do display names come out for canada? i really would love to chang my username to anzy as it is my channels name.

    1. We aren’t sure yet, it seems the Roblox company is testing out display names in specific regions right now. We expect display names to be official for everyone in the near future.

  19. Hii! When’s it coming out to US / USA for us Americans?

    1. No official release date for anyone yet. Stay tuned.

  20. Wow! That’s So Cool

  21. Hi have a nice day.

  22. I think that for people in the UK will get display names probably inbetween 7th of March to 12th of March. Thats is just a guess for people who are very excited for the new display names update.

    1. Well good for us but bad for youtubers

  23. Will they be shown in game?!! i’ve checked, and so far they aren’t, if they will not be shown in game i don’t really see the use of the new display names, since roblox is more or less based on in game interactions

    1. Display name will appear on your top avatar player but in chat not

    2. They will be shown in game. Apparently display names went live in Germany yesterday and very briefly in the US.

  24. What will happen when people use roblox’s name and pretend to be?🤔

    1. Not sure, many have voiced concern about players impersonating other people. We’ll have to wait and see on that.

  25. thank you for this helped me a lot

  26. Also thanks for the info😃😃

  27. some people say it’s not good because there will be people who use the famous youtuber name, how to avoid scammers, and differentiate correctly

    1. Good point! I wonder how Roblox will get around impersonating people?

      1. More than likely a new type of report, where then they can check a list of previously used Nicknames to see if the report is valid or not.

  28. when will it be released? do you have an estimated date?

    1. No estimated date, supposedly at some point in 2021 as developers latch onto it in their Roblox games.

  29. So can more than one person be “CoolRobloxFan” ? If so how will games databases know which CoolRobloxFan is which? It could lead to people impersonating someone else too. If only one person can be CoolRobloxFan then others will still have to add numbers after there name like you do now. Still seems a good idea though.

    1. I think it will depend on the server that you join. I’m under the assumption that more than one person will be able to name themselves “CoolRobloxFan” since it is only the display name and dependent on the game server that you join. Remember, there are still only a handful of players that can join one game server at a time. Other online games like Call of Duty and even Discord have already added this as a feature and it works well.