How to change your Roblox display name, coming soon

This new feature is coming soon!

Sick and tired of your Roblox username? Perhaps you created it on a whim, not realizing how awesome the game is, and now all your progress is tied to your account. Fortunately, it will soon be possible for all players to change their display name in the near future!

How to Change Your Roblox Display Name (Coming Soon)

Soon, players can change their Roblox display names within the Account Details page. As detailed by the Roblox Staff in a Developer Forum, it will be as easy as navigating to your account settings and tweaking your display name to your preference. However, this new feature isn't available yet, so we're breaking down everything we know.

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!

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Okay... What's the catch? How much will Display Names cost?

Display names will be 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).

When will Display Names come to Roblox?

There is no specific release date for display names yet. According to the Roblox Staff, display names will slowly roll out over the next few months. Currently, Roblox game developers have been encouraged to code their games as much as possible to enable display names when the Roblox company decides to launch the rollout.

As soon as we know the exact date of display names, we'll be sure to update this page with all relevant information.


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

  2. 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.

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

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

  4. 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.

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

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

    1. No idea, as of now.

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

    1. No, it shouldn’t.

  8. 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.

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

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

  10. Wow! That’s So Cool

  11. Hi have a nice day.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. thank you for this helped me a lot

  16. Also thanks for the info😃😃

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.