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How to change your display name in Roblox

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Did you make a Roblox account with a random username, not thinking you would use it very often, and now said username hangs over your Robloxian's head everywhere you go and you'd love nothing more than to be rid of the embarrassment that comes with it? neither...definitely never been there...but if I had, I'd want to know how I could get rid of it asap, and would follow along with the guide below to learn more.

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How to add or change a display name on Roblox

Adding a display name to your Roblox account may seem tricky, especially for those who play on mobile devices, but it's actually quite simple! All you need is your PC, phone, or tablet, your account's login info, and access to the Roblox app or website. It's important to keep in mind, however, that you can only change your display name once every seven days, so be sure it's one you really like before you submit it!

When you're on the Roblox home page and ready to begin, follow the steps below:

  • Maneuver to the Settings menu by either A) clicking the three dots in Roblox's bottom-right corner on your mobile device and then selecting the Settings icon, or by B) clicking the cog icon in the top-right corner of the Roblox website and then clicking Settings from the drop down menu that appears.
  • The Settings menu is where all your account information, including your display name, username, password, etc., can be viewed. For now, all we want to change in this menu is our display name.

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  • To make this change, click the pen and paper icon next to Display Name. Upon doing so, you'll be able to enter the name of your choice and, unlike your username, a display name doesn't need to be unique, so if there's a name you like that someone else already has, that's totally ok, you can use it too! With that being said, however, the name does still need to follow Roblox's community rules and guidelines, and cannot include inappropriate words, phrases, or symbols.
  • Once you've decided on the name you like, click Save. Your display name should update automatically and will now show above your Roblox avatar across the Metaverse!

What's the difference between a display name and a username?

Roblox usernames are the unique identification names that players choose when signing up for an account on the platform for the very first time. To have a successful username, it must be unused and meet Roblox's community guidelines/standards. In most cases, Roblox will suggest a variation of your username, due to your original choice already being in use. For example, if you try the username FlyingEmu and it's taken, Roblox will suggest something similar to FlyingEmu4938572.

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This is when Roblox display names come into play. If you were to begrudgingly bite the bullet and take FlyingEmu4938572 as your Roblox username, you can then make a display name of just FlyingEmu to be rid of the pesky numbers. Display names don't require individuality between users, so, unlike with usernames, an endless amount of players can have the same display name.

To put it simply, display names are typically viewed as a player's social or role play name; the name that's preferred to represent a Roblox avatar/character. If I wanted to, I could add a display name that's more personal (such as "Grace," my real name), which would indicate to other players that that's what I want to be called in-game and on the platform in general. Never put your full name or any personal information as your display name, though!

Looking for more general Roblox help guides? Check out some of our other articles on How to play Roblox on a School Chromebook or How to find your player ID on Roblox here on Pro Game Guides!

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Grace Doyle
When Grace isn't writing about video games, she's playing them, and probably playing too many at once. Since she was a kid, video games and writing have been her two biggest passions, so getting to combine them for a job has been a dream come true! She's your go-to person for all-things Roblox at PGG, and she's happy to help in whatever way she can!


How to change your display name in Roblox

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