username changing

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I was wondering if username changing will be available on the new site? I do believe reading on the old forum that this feature was under consideration. Now that the new site is finally going live, I'd like to know whether or not it will be implemented.

Thanks a lot :)
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Could an employee post an update to this? It's been 3 years since this was officially answered. Thank you!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled open letter to administrators.

years ago i created an account with an embarrassing username (my old name) and this year i finally discovered myself as a trans woman and also changed my social name. however, in my unfortunately it is the only social one that i keep with my old name as long it hasn't the option to change usernamers. has been around for years and hasn't yet given that option, but that exists on all others social networks, regrettable.
if i created another account i would lose all my scrobbles, and i don't want this.
i don't know how you feel about it but for me it is particularly difficult, and i imagine that other people might be going through this as well and want to change their users. so i ask you to provide only the option to change the username, it should not be so difficult and this would have a huge meaning for me.
i already created it here (months ago)and i was banned for supposedly being a "troll" (really?), is this how you treat someone who wants something better and their rights to be fulfilled? i hope you're not really transphobic and do something this time or just reply me instead of banish me. it's just an option.
thank u.
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Could an employee announce to us about this case? It's been three years since we received an official response. Thank you!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Change nickname.

I really wish I could change my nickiname. I created it so many years ago and I’m a little embarrassed by it.
Thank u :)
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Any update?? Surely we should be due a progress update four years down the line, given that it is clearly such a requested feature.

As I would really like to change my username for privacy reasons as it has my full name in it and it is not an option for me to make a new account as I don't want to lose nearly 92,000 scrobbles.
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same here
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Any update on this?
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Ophelie Dhayere

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Well, here for the same thing, and waiting :)
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I have the same problem as kimmy tbh
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my username is also my old legal name which I’d prefer to get rid of
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Re-use/create old inactive usernames... and allow us to changes usernames.

How can I change my username here on I would like to have a username of an inactive account which has been inactive since the start...
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You can't, is the simple answer. I don't think they have plans to purge inactive accounts either, so even in this dream scenario where usernames can be changed you wouldn't be able to grab an inactive one.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled nickname.

Hello! Is it possible to change my nickname on my account? When I registered, I indicated a random nickname from my head, now I have my permanent one, and I would like to change my old one to the current one. Thanks!
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I simply refuse to ever subscribe to if this is not an option. Put a hard cap on the amount of times an account can change their username if it's too much stress on the backend.

In this day and age, personally identifiable information on the internet is dangerous and many of us in our young age chose usernames tied to our real life names.

Get on it if you actually want people to be happy with a service that they'd be willing to subscribe to premium.
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Totally agree! This is the most requested feature at all, so many people want to change their username. I don't understand what is so difficult on making it possible...
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Feel the same way! It's been four years since this post was made and we barely got one response three years ago. I'm sick of waiting.
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Yeah please give us an update on this
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Bogdan Makarov

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"There are also other immediate priorities we need to resolve first concerning the launch of the new site"
4 years passed since this reply. Now they are changing design again and implemented censorship. Congratulations.
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The lack of updates on this makes me angry. Clearly this website's creators don't care about any of us. I also used my legal name on my account when I was younger and now I don't feel safe with my name being out there on the internet but making a new account would make me lose all of my scrobbles. We've been asking for this for YEARS and no one seems to care. We're not even asking for that much - username changing is a BASIC feature in any website! I'm tired of waiting.
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It would be terrific to add a space between two usernames. If we can do that here, then I'm sure we can do that on last.FM. I'm tired of seeing people using hyphens to separate a long username.
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I created my account when I was just a kid and my nickname is horribly inappropriate. Not being able to change usernames is super outdated, either implement the feature or allow people to send individual support tickets with a "valid" reason to change it. It's not hard at all.
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So disheartening to see this topic from 4 flipping years ago pop up again and still see it as "under consideration". Yikes.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Username.

Well guys I do not want to delete my account of but this social media does not allow me to change the username. I am a trans person, I no longer identify with my registration name and feel very sad every time I open This social network was my joy during long years, now it's my sadness because I don't want to get rid of the account, but I don't want to open my profile anymore because of my username. I do not want to create another account, please help me, professionals PLEASE give me a solution. People who are reading my report please leave a like in the post until some manager notices such a problem.
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This is a really valid point and I hope you get a considered response from someone at about it.
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whyyyyyyy can't i change my username??? it's been five years scrolling, i don't wanna lose it, but i also don't want this username, please
people want this feature, it is relevant !
or twitter is better, you choose (joke, but still)
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I see this issue is still 'under consideration'. Could someone from please give an indication of whether/when this is likely to be addressed? It would be very useful.
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Officially I don't want to confirm anything yet because this is the most requested feature on the site, and people will be super gutted if I say "we're doing it", and then later it gets put on hold indefinitely for some reason.  That happened before, and I don't think it's fair to put people through that again.  Plans often fall through, take MUCH longer than expected, or get put on hold despite our best intentions, which is why we're always reluctant to announce anything that's basically not already finished.

That being said, if you're thinking of deleting your account to start over... I'd suggest at least waiting until the new year.