How to Change PayPal Username {100% Working}

Here’s a complete guide on how to change your PayPal username or PayPal.me Profile link Username.

PayPal helps businesses and individuals get paid easier by enabling them to create a memorable link which they can share and get paid.

Although according to PayPal policy, you can only choose a unique PayPal.me profile link once, there’s a way to change the username, especially for those who might have rebranded their business or changed their name due to marriage. 

Also, changing username comes in handy for those who for some reason did some typographical error while choosing a username for their profile. 

Whatever the case might be, it’s always important to work with the correct username on your PayPal.me to avoid users from sending payments to the wrong address. 

Although, there are other ways to receive money on PayPal such as sending your email address, phone number or even sending a payment invoice. 

Nevertheless, if you need to change your PayPal username, here is a quick guide on how to achieve it. 

How to Create a PayPal.me Username 

Firstly, let’s see how to get a fresh username for those who aren’t familiar with the quick payment feature. We’ll be working with a mobile app for this tutorial although it also works for those on the web version. 

  1. Log in to your PayPal Account 
  2. Click on the profile icon at the top left corner of your screen 
  3. Select Public Profile from the option 
  4. Now, click on Get Started to configure your PayPal.me profile 
  5. You can either add a photo or continue without a Photo 
  6. On the next page, create a custom Username for the business (you’ll be shown a notification if the username is available) 
  7. Click on next and then "Agree and Create". 

That’s it. 

You can then forward the link in this format “PayPal.me/xxxxxxx” to anyone intending to send payments to you. 

All they’ve to do is input an amount and funding source to send rather than input a mail or phone number.

You can further customize your profile by adding your locations, and about you plus you can also turn your profile status ON or OFF.

How to Change your PayPal Username 

However, if you’ve already selected a username in time past and would love to change your PayPal.me username due to minor or major changes to you or your business. 

Then you simply need to contact PayPal support and speak to one of their customer representative for assistance.  

You might be required to provide or verify certain documents in some cases which shouldn’t bother you if you’re really into changing your PayPal username. 

You can either contact PayPal support from the PayPal app or via PayPal web, it’s almost the same navigation. 

How to Change PayPal username on PayPal App 

  1. Log in to your PayPal account on the app 
  2. Click on the image icon located at the top left side of your screen 
  3. Click on “Message Center” 
  4. Click on Create to open a new case 
  5. Type in “Hello” and then select “No, I need more help” from the option 
  6. Then you’ll see an option asking if you Would like to send this conversation to a customer support agent? Click on YES 
  7. Lastly, type in the detail of your request and wait for an agent to attend to you. 

Now for desktop or mobile browser users who would like to change their PayPal username. 

How to Change PayPal Username on Web 

  1. Log in to your PayPal account on the Web 
  2. Click on the 3 vertical lines located at the top right corner of your screen 
  3. Click on “Message Center” 
  4. Click on Create to open a new case 
  5. Type in “Hello” and then select “No, I need more help” from the option 
  6. Then you’ll see an option asking if you Would like to send this conversation to a customer support agent? Click on YES 
  7. Lastly, type in the detail of your request and wait for an agent to attend to you. 

Do well to Send PayPal the detailed message. If you know the transaction ID, date, and amount then please include those. An agent will write back to you in the PayPal Message Center during business hours.


How to Change PayPal Name  

If you’d like to change the name attached to your PayPal account due to some legal reasons then here’s a complete guide on how to go about it. 

Also, changing the PayPal username is only possible on the web app as the mobile app doesn’t provide such a function for now. 

  1. Log in to your PayPal account on the web. 
  2. Click on the 3 vertical lines at the top right-hand corner 
  3. Tap on “Account Settings"
  4. Navigate to “Account Owner Information “ 
  5. Click on “Change” in front of the name 
  6. Select a reason for the change - You've changed your legal name, Your name is incorrect, Your contact name has changed, Your business name has changed – and continue  
  7. Next, click on Upload and send your documents to PayPal for a Review. 

You should wait for feedback from PayPal in the next 1 – 7 business day concerning a successful name change or request to provide more documents.


That’s all.

What if my desired PayPal Username has been taken? 

If the PayPal username for your business or brand has been taken then you’re left with no choice but to select another one.

You can also decide to use a linked email address or phone number to receive payment to avoid the mistake of customers making payments to the wrong PayPal.me link. 

You can also contact PayPal support and address the issue to them, they’ll know how to help you. 

Conclusion 

PayPal.me profile links help customers or friends easily send payments to your PayPal account without necessarily having to open their mobile app or browser. 

However, it’s important to have a username that represents you or your brand for easy identification and also to prevent impersonation and money thefts, but what happens in a case where you did a rebranding or there’s a mistake on your username link? 

Well, You can quickly use the above guide to change your PayPal username in 2020, 2021, 2022 and time immemorial to the desired one even if you’ve selected one earlier on. 

You can also view the attached video to get a better understanding of the course. 

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