How to Change Someone’s Name on Snapchat Back to Default?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Change Someone’s Name on Snapchat Back to Default?

Do this to change someone’s name on Snapchat back to default:

  1. Open the “Chats” page
  2. Tap on your friend’s chat
  3. Tap on their name
  4. Edit their name
  5. Select “Save

That’s it… Following these steps, you can change your friend’s display name to anything you like. But remember, this change will only be visible to you (i.e only YOU can see it).

Your friend won’t know what nickname you chose for them (perhaps that’s also for the best…).

Disclaimer – there’s no option to change someone’s name to what it originally was (default). If you can’t remember their name, you can’t change it back to default (which is rather weird, but it’s what it is…).

If you need help following the steps outlined above, read below for an in-depth guide (with screenshots too)!

1. Tap the “Chats” icon

Snapchat camera feature showing the "Chat" icon highlighted in the bottom-left corner

Begin by opening the Snapchat app and selecting the “Chats” icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen. See the screenshot above for extra help locating the icon.

2. Select your friend’s profile picture

Snapchat "Chats" page where a friend's profile picture is highlighted in red

Once you open the “Chats” page, you’ll then see a list of all your conversations on Snapchat, including the one with that friend whose name you want to change.

Find the conversation and click on that person’s profile picture (next to their name). Doing this will open their profile page, which is where you need to be to proceed with the next step.

3. Tap on their name

Snapchat friend's profile page showing that person's display name highlighted in red

After opening your friend’s profile page, you will be able to see their public display name (which is above their username) and then tap on it.

Make sure you tap on their “display name” and not their username (these are two different things – confusing, I know, but it’s an important distinction).

Their display name will be written in bold and in a bigger font (check the screenshot above to see what I mean).

Doing this will open a pop-up window showing their display name (NOT their username).

4. Edit their name

Snapchat friend's editing screen where the other person's display name can be edited

The pop-up window showing their display name (see image above) can be edited. So, just tap on the text field and type in any new name you want.

Remember, this change only applies to you. The other person won’t see the newly-edited name you just added.

See how simple this is (even with the ridiculous restriction regarding reverting to default names ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)?

If you’re having problems with any of the steps above or you have other questions, let me know in the comment section below, or just send me a message… but don’t try stalking me on Snapchat! I won’t like that 😛

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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