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Roblox: How To Change Display Name

Here's how to change your display name in Roblox easily.

You can change your display name in Roblox quite easily. This is your screen name and at the time of writing, username and display name are the exact same thing. In the near future, though, the developers are planning to introduce the Display Name feature which will be different from Usernames. What’s the difference, you ask? Basically, your Username will identify your account and that is what you will use to log in. The Display Name, when it is rolled out and live, will be separate. It won’t be unique and it is what will show up in chat as well as above your character’s head in games. Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of this feature, but until then, here’s how to change display name in Roblox.


How to Change Display Name in Roblox

How to Change Display Name in Roblox for free

To change your display name (which is same as your username as of now), you have to head into the account settings. Follow the steps given below:

  1. Log in to your Roblox account.
  2. Visit the Account Settings using the gear icon on Browser or the three dots on Mobile.
  3. Choose Account Info.
  4. Select Change Username.
  5. Type the new Username you want.
  6. Enter your password for confirmation.
  7. Select the Buy Button.

Do note that this will cost Robux, so make the change carefully. When the Display Name feature is added, you can edit it right under Account Settings. Over there, your Username will be shown separately.

Username vs Display Name in Roblox (Differences)

username vs display name roblox

Once the new feature of Display Names being different from Usernames is updated, you will be able to change your Display Name for FREE. Yes, it won’t cost you any Robux and all players will be able to access this feature easily. We will update this guide when the update is rolled out, so keep an eye out for that.


The names will still have to go through the filters so that there are no offensive names being used. In case you do not set a Display name, your username will be set as your Display Name by default.

Your Display Name should be between 3 to 20 characters and you can only change it once every 7 days as of now. So if you pick something you regret immediately, you will have to stick to it for a while. There’s lots more revealed in the devforum link that you can check out.

So, in terms of Usernames vs Display Names, your username will be unique and your identity to log in. The Display Name on the other hand will be as it suggests – how your name is displayed to others while you are in the game, chatting with someone and in the player lists.

That’s all you need to know about how to change Display Name in Roblox. While you are here, check out how to unban your account and how to make Clothes in Roblox as well.