Changing username

Your username is what identifies your account. Here are some of the uses of your username:

  • To search for your profile or stories you’ve written on Wattpad
  • To tag you in comment
  • To dedicate a story to you
  • To be able to delete a story you’ve written

 Usernames are unique, so no two users have the same one.

Your username can be changed at any time, but you need to know your password to change it. If you’ve forgotten your password, please read this guide: Reset Password

When you change your username, all instances of it in comments, dedications, stories, etc. will be changed to your new username. Once you give up a username, it can be taken by someone else. It must be between 6-20 characters long and can't have special characters (such as spaces or exclamation points). 

Select a platform for more details.

On iOS

  1. Tap on  profile_icon.png
  2. Tap on  propercog.png  the top right corner
  3. Select Account Settings
  4. Tap Username
  5. Enter your new username and current password
  6. Tap Done

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On Android

  1. Tap on  profile_icon.png
  2. Tap on  propercog.png
  3. Select Account Settings
  4. Tap Username
  5. Enter your new username and current password
  6. Tap Change

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On Web

  1. Click on your current username in the top right corner of the screen
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  2. Select Settings from the drop-down menu
  3. Click on Change next to your current username
  4. Type in your new username and current password
  5. Click Save

Forgot your username?

You can sign into your account with the email address linked to your account instead. Once you’ve logged in, then you can go to your profile and your username will be displayed with an @ in front of it.

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