It is easy to personalize your SoundCloud account, by changing your display name, and, if you wish, your profile URL. This guide shows how to change your name on SoundCloud. Additionally, you will find instructions on how to change your profile URL, bearing in mind that this may affect your old content.
How to Change Your Name on SoundCloud
The steps below will walk you through the process of how to change your name on SoundCloud. Keep in mind that you will most likely want to change your profile URL to match your new display name.
Step 1: Go to SoundCloud.com.
Step 2: Log into the SoundCloud account you want to change the name of.
Step 3: Locate the edit button on the top right portion of your profile.
Step 4: Place your cursor within the first entry box within the edit tab. This is where you will edit your name.
Step 5: Type your preferred display name into the entry box.
How to Change Your Profile URL on SoundCloud
If you want, you may also change your SoundCloud profile URL to match your new profile name. However, note that SoundCloud does not offer redirect services for the old content you posted. When you change your display URL, it will affect previously posted tracks and embedded players. They will still play, but clicking on the link will direct listeners to an empty page. Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Look below the display name box and locate the SoundCloud URL entry box.
Step 2: Click on the pencil icon next to the SoundCloud URL entry box.
Step 3: Enter a URL that matches your new display name.
Step 4: Locate the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the edit tab.
Step 5: Click “Save Changes” to finalize your new name and URL.
Step 6: Refresh your browser to make sure the changes have been made.
As you can tell, the process of changing your SoundCloud name is relatively straightforward, and shouldn’t pose you any issues. However, it is important to note that at this time it is not possible to change your display name or URL on mobile devices. You might also like our guide on how to download SoundCloud songs. Feel free to share your experience on how to change your SoundCloud name, and reach out with any questions you may have.