Usernames are one of the biggest innovations in WhatsApp in recent years. So you can make sure you get yours and avoid having it taken from you.
It has been one of the most important news of the last week: WhatsApp will include the option to choose a username to each person who uses the social network, probably with the aim of allowing chat with other members of the platform without needing to know your phone number. This is a change that will soon be available, and for which some users are already planning get ahead by choosing your username.
And it is that, as happens in the vast majority of available social networks, WhatsApp usernames will be unique and they cannot be repeated. Therefore, we will have to be quick when choosing ours to avoid being taken from us. Luckily we already know what will be the steps to follow to choose a username on the messaging platform once this news is available.
So you can choose your username in WhatsApp
Many people value, and highly, choose a good username in all those social networks where they create an account. It is the reason why platforms like Telegram charges for the most searched usernames. We are not sure if WhatsApp will follow the same path as Telegram (it seems unlikely), but if something is certain, it is that the most searched names will be the first to become unavailable.
That’s why it’s important get ahead of other members platform and choose our name as soon as possible. At the time of publishing this article, the option to choose a username in WhatsApp is not availablebut most likely it will arrive in the next few days.
The first step should be to make sure you have the latest available version of whatsapp downloaded to the device. You can also speed up the process by being enrolled in the whatsapp beta programalthough today it is complete. Fulfilling these two requirements does not guarantee us access to the latest functions before other users, but it does make it easier.
Once we have made sure that we have downloaded the most recent version of the application, it is possible to choose a username on whatsapp following these steps:
- Open WhatsApp and tap on the three-point icon in the upper right corner.
- Tap on “Settings” and then tap on your profile picture.
- You will see a new section called “WhatsApp Username” or “WhatsApp Username”. Tap on it to change it.
- Enter the username you want to use, and save the changes.
If available, you will have already obtained your WhatsApp username and no one else will be able to use it. Please note that if you later decide to change your username, the previous one will be free and anyone could assign it to him.