How to Edit and Update Your Username on Venmo Mobile Payment App

Venmo is a popular mobile payment app that allows users to easily send and receive money from friends and family. The app has a social networking component, where you can see payments within your network in a news feed.

Your username is an important part of your Venmo profile. It’s how your friends and contacts identify you on the app when sending or requesting payments.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to edit or update your username on Venmo, either through the mobile app or website.

Changing Your Venmo Username on Mobile

Changing your username in the Venmo mobile app is simple:

  1. Open the latest version of the Venmo app on your iPhone or Android phone
  2. Tap on the profile icon in the top right corner (it looks like a person silhouette with a dollar sign)
  3. This will bring you to your profile page. Tap on the gear icon to access Settings
  4. Tap on “Edit Profile”
  5. Tap on the username field, delete your current name, and type in your new desired username
  6. Tap “Save” in the top right corner once you have entered your new name

Important notes when changing your username:

  • Usernames must be between 5-16 characters
  • You can only use letters, numbers, hyphens, and underscores
  • Venmo does not allow special characters or spaces
  • The app will let you know if the username you select is already in use

It’s that quick to change your Venmo username in just a few taps! The change takes effect instantly across Venmo.

Updating Username on Venmo Website

Don’t use the Venmo mobile app? No problem. You can also change your username on the Venmo website:

  1. Go to and login to your account
  2. Click on your profile icon in the top right corner
  3. Select “Settings” from the dropdown menu
  4. Click on “Profile”
  5. Edit your existing username and enter a new name
  6. Click “Save Changes” to update your profile with the new username

The updated username will automatically sync across the Venmo platform.

Pro Tip: Use the same username on Venmo as other social media accounts so friends can easily find you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some common questions about changing Venmo usernames:

How often can you change your Venmo username?

There is no limit to how many times you can change your Venmo username. Feel free to update it as often as you like.

What if my preferred username is taken?

If someone else on Venmo already has your desired username, the app will let you know when trying to update. Get creative by adding numbers, middle initials, abbreviations, or slight variations until you find one available.

Why change my username on Venmo?

Top reasons to change your Venmo username include:

  • Want increased privacy from strangers seeing payments
  • Current name is outdated or embarrassing
  • Hard for friends to identify you
  • Prefer consistency with other social media account names
  • Simply want a fresh start on Venmo

What happens to my old username?

When you change your Venmo username, the old one becomes available for anyone else on Venmo to claim. All your payment history and account details remain intact under the new name.

Can I change my display name only?

Yes! Venmo gives you the ability to set a display name separate from your unique username used to login. Go to your profile, edit your first and last name fields, and save changes.

Key Takeaways

  • Editing your username on Venmo is easy through the mobile app or website profile settings
  • Usernames must meet character limits and can only contain letters, numbers, hyphens and underscores
  • There is no limit to how often you can change your Venmo username
  • Top reasons to update usernames include privacy, outdated names, consistency with other accounts or wanting a fresh start

Changing your username helps friends identify you for payments. Update it as needed to best represent you on Venmo!