Steam: Time to update your game tag. One of the great things about Steam is that, unlike Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, changing your username is free. Now, that means you can change your Steam profile name for free. This differs from your SteamID Name and Steam Account, which is tied when you create your account. Learn more as we teach you how to change your username on Steam.
To change the name of your profile on Android and iOS, press ≡> You and your friends> Profile> Edit Profile. In the General section, find the field labeled PROFILE NAME. Enter your new name in that field, then scroll down and press Save.
Can you change your Steam username?
A man with many names
Your ownership of Steam is not limited to one full name. In fact, your account has a few identifiers.
When you talk about the name used to sign in to your account, that is called your Account. Your account also has SteamID, a unique identifier that includes a series of numbers.
Lastly, there is your profile name, also known as “your display name,” “player name,” or “username.” When people use the Search Friends function in the Community, this is the name they will be looking for. It acts as a password for your Account Name and is very close to the searchable username found in Discord.
Your SteamID is a 17 different number in your account. All SteamID numbers start at 76561198 and can be found in your profile URL if you have not set a custom URL.
The name of your account can be customized, but only if you create your account first. After you create your Steam account, you can never change your Steam Account Name again. The same goes for your SteamID. Even Steam Support employees cannot change SteamID Account Name.
The easiest way to find your account name is to click on the drop-down menu at the top. Do this by clicking the down arrow next to your profile picture. The name of your account will appear next to Exit from your account.
How to change your username
This brings us to your Steam profile name. You may not be able to change your SteamID Account Name, but you can change your profile name whenever you want.
Your Steam profile name acts as your username in every way without being used to sign in to your account. How you appear to others because no one else can see your Account Name.
To change your profile name on it, click the display name drop-down menu at the top of the interface. This is the arrow that goes down next to your profile picture at the top right.
Click View My Profile.
After you have been redirected to your profile, click the Edit Profile button.
In the General Profile Editing section, you will see your current “username” under PROFILE NAME. In that field, change your current name to a new one.
Scroll down when satisfied, and then click Save.
Android and iOS
Open the Steam mobile app on your Android or iOS device. Press the ≡ button at the top left.
From the left menu, press You & Friends, then press Profile.
Press Edit Profile. In the General section, find the field labeled PROFILE NAME. Enter your new Steam name in that field, then scroll down and press Save.