You have two names on Flickr; your real name and your display name.
Your real name will be shown in the larger font. It will also feature on your photos and if you comment on other member’s photos.
Your display name (username) is shown in smaller letters underneath and will be shown on posts to discussions.
Note: if your account is a personal account, rest assured, this does not have to be your ‘real’ name if you do not wish it to be. If your account is for business purposes, we recommend this to be your business name.
Both names show on your profile and both names can be changed by following the steps below:
- Click the three dot menu located on the cover photo.
- Select Edit username or Edit real name from the drop down menu to direct you to your account settings.
- Click Change beside the name you'd like to update.
- Enter the updated name.
- Click Save.
Note: If the name you’re entering is not being accepted, it is likely already in use by either another active or deleted Flickr account. Get creative and pick something unique!
Also, please be aware, these names are not your login credentials. To log in, you need to use an email address.