PayPal is one of the most used payment processors nowadays, and it is very useful when we sell our products. But, to receive payments, we need to know what my PayPal username is to make transactions quickly and.
Creating a PayPal account is easy; we must register on the company’s website with our name, address and email address. When we have our account perfectly configured, we can start using it immediately, but for the moment, we will not know our PayPal Username.
How do I find my PayPal Username?
To find our PayPal username, we will have to enter the platform through the application or the website and log in with our data. Once inside our account, we go to our profile, which will show our name, profile icon and username.
Our username will look like “@YourUsername” and should be found underneath our name. If we have not configured it yet, it will not appear; instead, we will see our email address.
What is the username?
The PayPal username is an optional name that we can configure in our account to facilitate our payments greatly. The setup is done through PayPal., and when we create it, we will be given a unique URL so that other users can easily pay us without logging in to their PayPal accounts.
When someone visits our URL, they can see how much money they need to send and log into their PayPal account to complete the payment. These links can be shared on social networks or included in emails or text messages.
There are two ways to create our PayPal username, which are:
The steps to do the process through this website are as follows:
- Once we are authenticated in our account, we will go to PayPal.me.
- When we get to the site, it will say, “Create your PayPal.me Link“.
- Select the link and follow the instructions for the creation.
Directly from our PayPal account
We can also do the process directly from our PayPal account, following this procedure:
- We log in to our PayPal account from the web or the app.
- Go to your profile.
- Click on the “Personal Profile” tab.
- We look for a link at the bottom that says “Get Started“.
- It will take us to the page where we need to click “Choose your link“.
- We type in the name we wish to have on our link.
- If it is already in use, we will have to adjust it until it is available.
- Once we select a name, we will click on “Next“, and our PayPal.me link will appear, and at the bottom, we will have to click on “Accept and create” to finish the process.
Regarding online payments, PayPal is one of the most popular options. Thanks to its security and safety features, it has made it the preferred choice of individuals and businesses.
Our unique PayPal link will allow others to send money to our account easily and cannot be used for any other purpose. It is a completely secure process, so payments can be made much easier.
Can the user name be changed?
It is impossible to do if we want to change our PayPal username or PayPal.me link. It is because once we have created our link, it will create a quick way to find users, which is why it does not allow us to do so.
However, there is an option to hide it, and for this, we will have to go to the “Settings” tab and select “Privacy” to hide our PayPal.me link from our profile page.
This way, we will prevent other users from finding us using our username, but it will not delete it. If we wish to use it again in the future, we will have to select to show it in our privacy settings.
However, it may be possible to change in some cases, as long as you provide PayPal with documents relevant to your identity. To do this, we will need to contact PayPal support so that we can make the request.
It will apply if we change our legal name, provided that there has been a change in our identity. One of the most common cases is if our name has changed due to marriage or a change due to a court order. In these cases, we will always have to provide a document that supports the change.