How to Change Your Cash App Name/ $Cashtag? 2023 Guide

Creating a username for Cash App is as important as naming your child, well maybe that’s a bit of a stretch!

But you get what I mean.

However, Do you wanna change your Cash App name? Is your former Cash App username, otherwise known as $Cashtag, no longer reflecting you or your brand? Well, there’s an easy fix.

Yes, You can change your Cash App name or $Cashtag twice. To change your $Cashtag: go to the profile section and select Personal. Click on the $Cashtag field and Type in your new name. Click Set to confirm your new Cash App username.

Continue reading for a step-by-step guide and the requirements to creating a second Cash App username.

Your Cash App name or $Cashtag is an important component of your Cash App profile especially if you are using it for business purposes to determine if an account is relevant and legit.

Here, we’ll show you how to change your Cash App handle on your desktop and mobile app.

And best of all: You can change your Cash App whenever you want. All you need to do is open your Cash App account settings.

Note: When you change your Cash App username or $Cashtag, it’s a good idea to alert your family, friends, or business. This way, they can send the payments to the new handle to avoid any complications and confusion.

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Choosing the best Cash App Username

You must select a username when you set up a new Cash App account. Your Cash App username is how you are recognized on Cash App and for others to send and receive payments.

Your username is the component of your Cash App URL that defines your account. It’s delineated with the $ symbol when referring to you as a user. The URL for your Cash App account is

https://cash. app/$example_cashtag

When you interact on Cash App, the username appears as


>> Read: 100+ Best Cash App Cashtag Examples – Good Cash App Names Guides

Do you have to use your real name on Cash App $Cashtag?

You don’t have to use your real name. Your Cash App name can be a take on your real name or a pun, or meme. It just has to be unique and needs to adhere to Cash App name rules.

However, you need to use your real name and ID when verifying your identity. Of course, you can still make payments to other users or businesses funded by your chosen payment method (bank account, credit card (3% fee if you use a credit card to send money), or debit card).

You can also receive payments from other Cash App users but with certain limitations.

>> Read: Can I Use a Fake Name On Cash App?

How many times can you Change your Cash App Name?

On Cash App, you can change your name only twice and if you wish to change it back again, you can do so easily. After you change your initial $Cashtags, your old Cash App name will be inactive and that way, others can’t claim it.

So, If you’re bored with your old Cash App username, we’ll show you how to change it.

Can you switch back to the Old Cash App Name?

Yes, you can switch back to your previous $Cashtag anytime you want.

However, we don’t recommend you do it too often because for one, you are limited to just two change and secondly your friends, family, and work may not recognize it.

Tip: Don’t forget that your username needs to have between 20 characters long.

How to Change Cash App Name?

How to Change Cash App Name:

  1. Open Cash App on your iPhone or Android device.

  2. Click the profile icon from your Cash App home screen

  3. Tap on the Personal section.

  4. Choose the $Cashtag field.

  5. Enter your new $Cashtag/ username to set it as your Cash App username.

  6. Click on the “Set” tab to confirm.

  7. Once the new username is set, click back to your homepage.

  8. You can use your new $Cashtag to start receiving and sending payments.

What if the new Cash App username I want is taken?

If the username you want is taken, Cash App will alert you to this after you click “Submit” or tap on “Done.”

You can re-try a different variation of the original name until you find a username that’s kinda close to the original name you want.

>> Read: How To Find Someone/ People on Cash App By Username?

What are the requirements for a $Cashtag?

  1. Your $Cashtag needs to include one letter and must be within the 20 characters limit.
  2. You need to have an active debit card linked to create a new username.
  3. You can only change your Cash App name twice and no more than that.
  4. It allows you to switch back to the previous $Cashtag anytime you want.

How to Create the Perfect Username for Cash App?

During the Cash App registration portion, you’re prompted to select your $Cashtag for your account username. If the username you selected is available, a checkmark will appear. You can also select an alternative to the username.

Cash app names are provided on a first-come basis. If the name you want to use for your account is unavailable, you can use alternative options by adding periods or underscores to the original name either by using abbreviations or by adding a related word.

Whether you are creating your Cash App account for the first time or debating if you need to change your current username, we put together a list of best practices to help you understand the criteria for the perfect username on Cash App.

Identify the Purpose of your Cash App Account

Business: If you’re opening a Cash App account for a business, eg. a coffee shop, in most cases you want your Cash App username the same as your shop or business name. The objective for your Cash App account should be to receive payments from customers using the mobile payment platform.

Personal Profile: Your Cash App name should represent you and what you want to be known as. For instance, you can just use a shortened version of your name like @JamesCr or just use your full name similar to @JamesCruise

>> Read: What is a Cashtag? How to Create a Cashtag Name? 

Keep the $Cashtag Simple

There is a 20-symbol limit for Cash App usernames. Usernames can include letters, numbers, periods, and underscores. However, that doesn’t mean it’s an open invitation for you to pack it all with keywords and a bunch of complicated words and symbols.

My recommendation would be to keep it simple as best as you can. Use your name for personal use and your business name for business use.

You may want to make your Cash App username sweet, short, easy to read, and memorable. Find a string of words that can be easily said and shared.

For instance, take $AwwwCuteCats or $JamesssCr as an example. The username does an excellent job of communicating your business strategy. However, when you verbalize the username and especially it’s regarding payments, the first question anyone will ask is “with how many Ws are there?”

One short of W & S or an extra W & S will send the payment to a different account. So, you need to be aware of that too.

Another tip is not to use profanity, or sensitive or offensive language in your Cash App name.

Final Thoughts:

That is how you can change your Cash App name if you grew bored or needed to change your old $Cashtag.

Also, It’s good practice to read your Cash App username objectively before finalizing it as you can only change it twice.

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Laurens Yarpei

Hi! I'm Laurens Yarpei, your go-to fintech expert with a passion for Cash App. Over the past 7 years, I've explored every nook and cranny of this digital finance platform, and now I'm here to share my insider knowledge with you. On my blog, you'll find tips, tricks, and insights to help you conquer Cash App. Find me at Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest.

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