How to change your PSN online ID on PS4 or PC

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Want to change your PSN online ID? Simply follow these instructions to get a new PSN name on PlayStation 4 or PC.

Last week, Sony rolled out the long-awaited PSN online ID changing feature. With the functionality now available on PlayStation 4 and PC, here’s a quick guide that outlines the steps you should follow if you decide to change your PSN ID. At this time, you are only able to change your online ID through a PS4 or web browser; it does not work on PS3 or PlayStation Vita.

How to change your PSN name on PS4

If changing your PSN online ID from your PS4, simply head to the “Settings” menu. From there, select “Account Management,” then “Account Information,” “Profile,” and finally “Online ID.” Once you select the feature, you’ll be able to enter the Online ID you wish to change it to. It’s that easy!

How to change your PSN name on PC

If using a web browser, simply head over to the Sony Entertainment Network website and log in using your PlayStation Network account. Once you’re logged in, select PSN Profile in the menu, then the “Edit” button that’s next to your name. From this page, you can enter the Online ID of your choice.

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As a reminder, the first time you change your Online ID is free; however, each subsequent change thereafter will cost $9.99. PlayStation Plus members do get a slight discount and only have to pay $4.99 per change.

If you change your name, you’ll still have the option to display your old ID next to your new one in your profile for 30 days so that your friends are still able to recognize you.

While there is no limit for how many times you can change your ID, it’s worth mentioning that not every game is compatible with the feature. Sony has put together a list of games that have been tested with the feature and have specifically made note of games that have experienced issues.

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Also, if you change your name and end up hating it, you are able to rever back to your old ID for free. What’s more, it’ll be available exclusively to you so that no one else can take your old ID. Additionally, if you’ve changed your online ID multiple times, you’ll be able to switch back to any of the previous ones you’ve selected.