How to change your name on VK | nickname Vkontakte

The question “how can I change my name on Vkontakte” is quite popular among the VK users. In fact, VK allows the users to change nickname in the profile settings. But it is not so easy sometimes, because you need to inform the administrators why are you doing this. Well, let’s see, how to change your name on VK!

How to replace the name on VK

Let’s talk about how to replace your first name or surname on Vkontakte. To do this just follow these simple steps:

Step 1

Sign in, click the arrow symbol near your nickname and choose “Edit” in the drop-down list;

Step 2

On the next page you can just delete your name or last name, write the new one and click “Save” at the bottom of the page;
How to replace the name on VK

Step 3

But it often happens, that your name won’t be changed, and you’ll receive a notification like this;
How to change your name on VK | nickname Vkontakte
It happens because Vkontakte has the real name policy. It means you have to enter real name when registering. Ok, if you received the notification that your request had been declined, you can do the following:

  1. Again click the arrow symbol but now choose the “Support” tab;
  2. On the next page click the “Profile” tab;
  3. After this find the link “I have a question about changing my name” and click on it. Here you can ask contact with VK support and try to convince them, that you really need to change your nickname;

And sometimes it seems, that the full random rules this process. Because VK support team can ignore your requests and questions. Meanwhile some lucky users changes their nicknames in a moment without any checking by the admins.

Bro, I can only add that in the “Edit” tab you can also change some more basic profile information like your education, work and personal views!
Hey, Bro! Do you know, that you can block any user in VK and hide friends on VK from other users?

1 Response

  1. Kim says:

    good at at sending your government issued ID photos to the russians lol

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