The web chat service Discord mentioned Wednesday that it’s going to ask all customers to vary their username within the coming weeks. The service additionally mentioned usernames will look completely different transferring ahead.
Every new username will probably be preceded by an at signal, and might embrace lowercase letters, numbers, a interval or an underscore, Discord mentioned in a weblog publish. No different particular characters will probably be allowed, and the brand new usernames will drop the four-digit quantity hooked up to the tip of usernames, like #1337. The modifications will end in usernames resembling these from different social media websites, like Twitter and Instagram.
Stanislav Vishnevskiy, Discord’s co-founder and chief expertise officer, wrote on-line that the modifications are supposed to make it simpler for folks to search out and join with one another.
“Our present usernames can typically be too sophisticated or obscure for folks to recollect and share simply,” he wrote.
You possibly can’t change your identify now, although. You may have to attend for Discord to immediate you within the app to vary your username, and it will begin with older accounts first. The app may also stroll you thru easy methods to change your username.
You’ll nonetheless be capable of set a novel show identify separate out of your username.
“Your show identify is how you’ll primarily seem throughout Discord,” the service wrote. “It’s how different customers will see you in DMs the place a good friend nickname is just not set, in servers the place a server nickname is just not set, and elsewhere like good friend requests.”
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