Spotify Username Random Numbers and Letters Guide
Has Spotify replaced your username with a random string of letters and numbers? Read this useful Spotify Username Random Numbers and Letters guide if you want to improve your Spotify music streaming experience. Please be aware that your username and display name are two different things before continuing to read this article. Your username won’t be visible to anyone else, only your display name.
Why are the random numbers and letters in your Spotify username?
Since 2018, every new user of Spotify receives a randomly generated username made up of letters and numbers. The goal of doing this was to enhance user experience.
On its FAQ page, Spotify made the following claim:
We’re now automatically generating usernames, which explains why they contain random numbers and letters, as we work to enhance the overall Spotify experience. To log in, you don’t need to keep this in mind. Just your password and the email address linked to your account will do to log in.
Congratulations if you registered your Spotify username before the 2022 update. You are one of the fortunate few who have a memorable and distinctive username.
Can I modify my Spotify username?
Your username on Spotify cannot be changed. Your personal combination of arbitrary letters and numbers is generated by Spotify to distinguish your account on their servers.
Your username is not required to log in. Use your email address and password to log in instead, or use Facebook, Apple, or your phone number, if you registered using one of those methods.
Why are you unable to modify your Spotify username?
Since that is your assigned ID, you cannot change your Spotify username. Similar to your distinctive fingerprints, Spotify uses your username to identify you on their servers.
Don’t worry if you don’t like your random username. Instead, people will see your display name. The username that appears on your profile, app, and playlists is replaced by a display name.
What distinguishes a Spotify username from a display name?
Spotify will be able to recognize you thanks to your username. Nobody else will notice it. However, what other people see is your display name. Your profile, app, and playlists all display it.
You have complete freedom to change your display name, unlike your username. Your display name can be found in the top right corner of the app (desktop) or the Settings menu (mobile).
How to modify your display name on Spotify?
Instead of your username, other people will see your display name. Your display name can be anything you want it to be, unlike your username, which you cannot change.
You can connect Facebook to Spotify so that Spotify automatically displays your Facebook name if you don’t want the hassle. However, your display name will appear in place of your Facebook name if you add one.
- Change your display name on a tablet or smartphone
- Get Spotify open.
- In the top right corner, select Settings.
- Click on View Profile.
- To edit your display name, select Edit profile.
- In the top right corner, click Save.
How to alter your desktop display name
- Get Spotify’s home page open.
- In the top right corner, click the icon for your spotify profile.
- Press Profile.
- To change your display name, click it.
- Switch up your display name.
- Press Save.
- My username on Spotify was changed to numbers.
Your display name, not your username, is what you see when you look at a random string of numbers. You can always edit your profile and change your display name, so don’t worry.
If you use Facebook to register and your username or display name changes to numbers, see if you have chosen to have Spotify not use your Facebook data.
Go to the Privacy settings after logging into your Spotify account through a web browser. Ensure that the toggle for “Process my Facebook data” is set to on and make it green.
What happens if you refuse? By choosing not to, Spotify will not process your Facebook display name, Facebook profile picture, or Facebook Friends.
You won’t be able to search for Facebook friends on Spotify, your display name will change to your alphanumeric username, and your profile picture won’t be visible on your account.
In essence, when you opt out, your account is still active, but Spotify will no longer use your data, such as your name, which is why it now displays random numbers.
Opt-in if you permit Spotify to use your display name. If that doesn’t work, make sure Spotify has permission to access your personal data by logging into your Facebook profile.
A new display name can be selected at any time. While your account is still linked to Facebook, if you add a new Spotify display name, your Facebook name will be replaced.