What is a Playstation Online ID? All Questions About Playstation Online IDs Answered

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Playstation has become the most widely used console and has created a huge multiplayer platform for the enjoyment of its players. Players can use their PSN credentials to connect with each other and have a gala time. PSN stands for Playstation Network and ID stands for Identification.

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What is a Playstation Online ID?

Playstation Online ID is a unique display name that users can set for their friends and other gamers to identify them as part of the gaming community and other online features on the Playstation Network. Other players can use this ID to see if the player is online and what game they are playing, view their trophies and friends based on user defined privacy settings. A player cannot link an existing PSN ID to another account. An account cannot be associated with more than one PSN ID.

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What is your online Playstation ID?

Anyone can maintain their own Playstation Online IDs in a very easy way. Follow the steps below to verify your Playstaion ID online. Continue reading:

  • Go to your Playstation’s settings page
  • Click on account management
  • Select account information
  • View your Playstation ID

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How to choose your Playstation ID online?

  • Each online identifier must be alphanumeric and may involve hyphens and underscores.
  • Online ID must be between 3 and 16 characters in total.
  • As there are a large number of users on the platform. Most first attempts for Playstation IDs show up as taken. In such a situation, you can change it an unlimited number of times until you find a unique and available identifier.
  • Playstation recommends that users do not reveal their personal identity in any way when creating their Playstation Online IDs and use of any part of their name is a violation of the User Agreement set forth by Sony.
  • No Playstation Online ID may contain the use of anything abusive or offensive or content that violates the Community Guidelines. A permanent ban is set on the Playstation Online ID that violates these guidelines.

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How can you change your Playstation Online ID?

Sometimes people get out of their Playstation ID and feel like changing it. Playstation has just released the feature to change your online credentials. It’s free for the first time and charges a small fee every other time. You can perform this action on the PS4 or on a web browser. Follow these steps to change your PSN ID:

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  • Go to your Playstation’s settings page
  • Click on account management
  • Select account information
  • View your Playstation ID
  • Enter the change you want to make or choose a new one from the suggested options
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to finalize the process

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Web browser :

  • Log in to your Playstation account and navigate to your PSN profile in the menu
  • Click the Edit button next to your Online ID
  • Enter the change you want to make or choose a new one from the suggested options
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to finalize the process

Image source: YouTube from Vicky’s blog

Image source: YouTube from Vicky’s blog

Image source: YouTube from Vicky’s blog

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