What is my PayPal Username?

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Wondering what is your PayPal username? You came to the right place

PayPal is a popular way to pay for stuff these days, especially when we sell our items.

To get paid, you need to know your PayPal username so you can complete deals faster and easier.

Signing up for PayPal is simple.

Just go to their website and enter your name, address, and email address.

Once your account is set up, you can start using it right away.

But you won’t know your PayPal username until later.

What is a PayPal username?

The PayPal username is a name that you can set up in our account to make it easier for people to pay us.

When you create a username, you will get a special link that we can share with others.

When someone clicks on the link, they can see how much money they need to pay you, and they can log into their own PayPal account to complete the payment.

You can share these links on social media or in messages.

There are two ways to create our PayPal username:

1. PayPal.me

To create a PayPal.me link, we need to follow these steps:

  • Log in to our PayPal account.
  • Go to PayPal.me.
  • Click on the “Create your PayPal.me link”.
  • Follow the instructions to create our link.

2. Directly from our PayPal account

We can also create a PayPal username from our PayPal account by following these steps:

  • Log in to our PayPal account on the web or in the app.
  • Go to our profile.
  • Click on the “Personal Profile” tab.
  • Look for the “Get Started” link at the bottom.
  • Click on “Choose your link”.
  • Type in the name we want for our link.
  • If the name is already taken, we will need to choose a different one.
  • Click “Next”.
  • Click “Accept and create” to finish the process.

What is my PayPal username?

To find your PayPal username, go to your profile icon and look under your name.

If you don’t see it, don’t worry, you don’t have to create a username when you sign up.

However, if you want to create a PayPal.Me link or username, you can do so through PayPal.Me directly or by creating a new account with your email address.

To change your PayPal.Me link, go to your profile settings, select ‘About,’ and enter your new link in the box.

To verify your account, log in to your PayPal account, go to the Account Info tab, and enter the verification code.

If you are new to PayPal, you can create an account by clicking on ‘Create an account for better service.’

You can also upload a profile picture.

If you want to turn off your account, click the button provided.

Keep in mind that once you turn off your account, you will lose access to it, and you will need to contact the PayPal.me customer service team to reactivate it.

How to change PayPal username

It is impossible to change our PayPal username or PayPal.me link.

This 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, you will have to go to the “Settings” tab and select “Privacy” to hide our PayPal.me link from our profile page.

This way, you will prevent other users from finding us using our username, but it will not delete it.

If you 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, you will need to contact PayPal support so that you can make the request.

It will apply if you 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, you will always have to provide a document that supports the change.


Unfortunately, you can’t modify or erase your PayPal username.

You must wait for PayPal to do it for you.

But don’t worry, you can bring it back to life anytime you like.

Moreover, your PayPal.Me personal link or username is a secure method for others to locate your account and transfer money to YOU.