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Minecraft UUID Explained – What It Does & How To Find It

Here is how you can find your or your friends' Minecraft UUID.

While playing Multiplayer in Minecraft there may come a time when you require your friend’s UUID. Or if your friend is the host of the server then they might need yours. But if you are new to the game you might not know what it is. So here is everything that you should know about Minecraft UUID, where to find it, and its use.

What is Minecraft UUID?

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Minecraft UUIDs stands for Universally Unique Identifiers, these are 128-bit long numbers that the game uses for identifying its users. Whenever a player buys Minecraft they will create a username. And thanks to the UUID you have the flexibility to change it. Because prior to this system coming into existence, your username was the only thing that identified you. The problem with this method was once you make a username you would be stuck with it. And the only way to change it would be to get another copy of the game.

But thanks to UUIDs that is no longer the issue. But even aside from changing usernames, knowing a player’s UUID allows you to whitelist, blacklist, or ban them if you have a server.

How to Find My or Someone’s Minecraft UUID?

There are two ways to find someone’s Minecraft UUID.

  • Using Minecraft’s API
  • With the help of 3rd party services

Here is how both of them work:

Using Minecraft’s API

You can paste the following link on any browser to check the UUID of some players.

  • https://api.mojang.com/users/profiles/minecraft/ (Enter Username Here)

Paste the above link and after “minecraft/” add your or your friend’s username without space. So for example we if were to look up our UUID we would use the following link:

  • https://api.mojang.com/users/profiles/minecraft/GamerTweak

With the help of 3rd party services

There are several 3rd party websites like NameMC, MCUUID, and more that finds the UUID for you. Just go to any of the websites and enter the player’s username that you want the UUID for. The search will show you the results with their UUID.

How to Use Minecraft UUID

UUIDs basically have two uses. The first one is for Minecraft, as explained above to identify its players. And the second for hosts of the servers to ban or manage players.

That covers this guide on what UUID is in Minecraft, its use, and how to find it. For more help on this game be sure to check our other Minecraft guides.