You’ve chosen the wrong name when creating your Cash App account; I get it, it happens to every one of us. Just like every mistake, you’ll naturally want to attempt fixing it by changing the name, but can you even change your name on Cash App?
It turns out there are three different names you can tie to your Cash App account: your display name, your username, and your legal name. Since these three are different naming concepts, there are differences as to whether you can change them or not.
In this article, you’ll learn how to change your name on Cash App. But first, I’ll show you the differences between a display name, a legal name, and a username on Cash App, before showing you if you can change them and how you can go about that.
What Is Your Display Name on Cash App?
The display name refers to the name that Cash App shows on your account when you’re logged in. It appears on bank statements when you send and receives money from people and it’s what other Cash App users see about your account.
Since the display name is your legal name by default, you can change it to something more obscure if you want to stay anonymous on the app. You can always change your display name whenever you want since it only works as an identifier for you within Cash App.
Also, your display name doesn’t have to match your legal name or your $Cashtag. Both the $Cashtag and the legal name have different uses, and they can exist without having any similarity to what you choose to identify yourself with on the platform.
How to Change Your Username on Cash App
When trying to change your name on Cash App, chances are high that you’re referring to your $Cashtag. It’s the name that people interact with the most, and you’re likely to get remarks based on how the name sounds. If the name is pretty infamous, you may be looking for a way to change it.
Fortunately, Cash App lets you change your $Cashtag, but only twice. When you change it to a new one, the previous $Cashtag becomes unavailable to everyone else, but you can switch back to it anytime. With that said, here’s how to change your $Cashtag on Cash App.
- Login to Cash App and head over to the profile tab.
- Tap Personal from the options and select the $Cashtag field when it appears.
- You’ll have the option to choose a new $Cashtag; choose something nice and unique and tap on the Set button to verify your changes.
When changing your $Cashtag, ensure you don’t change it to something very personal since it’s openly accessible to everyone who uses Cash App.
How to Change Your Display Name on Cash App
The steps for changing your display name on Cash App are very similar to the steps required to change your username. Unlike your $Cashtag, however, there’s no hard limit as to how many times you can change your display name; as long as it’s something that Cash App allows, you’re good.
You can change your display name on Cash App by heading over to the profile tab after logging into your Cash App account. From there, you can select the personal option and then tap on your name below your profile picture.
Doing that should bring up a field where you can edit your display name on Cash App. Enter anything you wish to use as your name and confirm it to change your display name on Cash App.