How to Change Your eBay Username





eBay logo on a gradient gray background.

If you’ve changed your identity, or you’d just like to use a different name, it’s easy to change your eBay username. We’ll show you how to do that for your account.

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What to Know When Changing Your eBay Username

When you change your username, eBay shows your new username across its entire platform. Your account information and feedback score are transferred to your new name.

When you compose a new username, make sure it has at least six characters. It can include letters, numbers, and some symbols. However, you can’t add a space or any of the following characters in your username: @, &, ‘, (, ), <, >

Also, note that you can only change your eBay username once every 30 days.

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Update Your eBay Username

To start the username change process, open a web browser on your device and launch the eBay site. On the site, sign in to your account.

In eBay’s top-left corner, hover your cursor over your name. Then, in the menu that opens, click “Account Settings.”

Click "Account Settings" in eBay's top-left corner.

A “My eBay” page will open. Here, in the “Personal Info” section, click “Personal Information.”

Click "personal information" on the "My eBay" page.

On the “Personal Info” page, next to “Username,” click “Edit.”

Select "Edit" next to "username."

Your “Username” field is now editable. Click this field, type the new username of your choice, and then click “Save.”

Enter the new username and click "Save."

And that’s all there is to it. Your eBay username is now changed, and this new name will be used from now onwards.


To protect your eBay account, consider setting up two-factor authentication. It will ensure unauthorized users don’t get access to your account.

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