Discord, a popular messaging and community-building platform, has announced changes to its username system. The platform has decided to remove the four-digit tag (or discriminator) that has been a part of every user’s name until now. This article will explain why Discord is removing the four-digit tags and what the new username system will look like.
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The Reason Behind the Change
Discord has always aimed to create a seamless experience for its users. The platform wants to make it easier for people to find and connect, regardless of their usernames. The four-digit tags were initially introduced to prevent username duplication, which is common on any platform with a large user base. However, Discord has removed this feature to create a more user-friendly environment.
What You Need to Know About the Discord’s New Username Rules
Discord’s new username system will eliminate the four-digit tags from all usernames. Users will have lowercase alphanumeric usernames that start with an “@” symbol, similar to other social media platforms. The usernames will be limited to a few special characters, making them unique and easier to remember.
Additionally, users can choose a non-unique display name, which will appear in DMs and servers. Display names can include special characters, spaces, and emojis; users can change them whenever they want. The new username system will roll out in the coming weeks, and all users must pick a new, unique username.
What Does This Mean for Discord Users?
You must update your username when the new system rolls out if you’re a Discord user. You can choose any unique lowercase alphanumeric username with an “@” symbol. Your old username and discriminator will still work as an alias, so your friends can find you using your old username. However, updating your username as soon as possible ensures everything is clear.
How to Change Your Discord Username
Changing your Discord username is easy. Here’s how to do it:
- You can access your user settings by opening the Discord app.
- Click on “Edit” next to your username.
- Enter your new username and click on “Save Changes.”
Discord’s decision to remove the four-digit tags from usernames is a step towards creating a more user-friendly environment. The new system will make usernames unique and easier to remember while allowing users to choose non-unique display names. If you’re a Discord user, update your username to avoid confusion when the new system rolls out.