What is a Roblox Display Name and how to get one

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A Roblox Display Name means that as well as customizing the appearance of your avatar, you can also determine what name is seen by other players and will appear in different areas of the game too. It's possible that you were a bit quick to choose your permanent Username for your Roblox account, or now some time has passed and your tastes have changed it may no longer accurately reflect your personality. Don't worry though as this is where your Display Name comes in, allowing you to edit how you're seen to others in the virtual world while still retaining your original account. With the in mind, here's everything you need to know about how to get or change your Roblox Display Name.

What is the difference between a Roblox Display Name and Username

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Your Roblox Display Name works differently to your Username, as a Username is unique to each account and is marked with an @ symbol at the start, so it can always be used to identify a specific player. Your Display Name, on the other hand, doesn't have to be unique within the game and you can change it regularly, which gives you much more scope to be creative and express yourself. Once your Roblox Display Name has been set, you'll see it in places such as your profile and chat, in search and people lists, as well as hovering above your avatar's head while you're in an experience.

How to get or change a Roblox Display Name

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To get or change a Roblox Display Name, you should first log in to your Account Info page under Settings, then select the edit button next to the Display Name entry above your Username. Type in your new Display Name, then press Save to lock it in – make sure you're happy with it first, as you can only change it once every seven days.

There are some restrictions on what you can pick for your Roblox Display Name, so bear these in mind when deciding on a new handle:

  • Display Names must be 3-20 characters long
  • Display Names can only include letters, numbers, and underscores
  • Display Names cannot match the Usernames of high-profile users
  • Display Names need to pass the Community Rules text filter

Basically, as long as your chosen Roblox Display Name isn't offensive, and you're not trying to impersonate any well-known players, then you shouldn't have any problems. Enjoy rocking your new Display Name, and remember – if you decide you don't like it any more, you can change it every week.

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