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What is the difference between username and nickname?

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There are some differences between usernames and nicknames, and their function in Khan Academy:

  1. Username
    • Your username will appear in your Khan Academy profile URL (the long string starting with https:// at the top of the page).
      • E.g.: https://www.khanacademy.org/profile/TestUsername123/
    • You are able to use your username to log into Khan Academy, just as you can also log in using your email.

  2. Nickname (a.k.a. real name)
    • This is how your name will appear around Khan Academy, and how your coaches and the Khan Academy community will recognize you.
    • You cannot use your nickname to log into Khan Academy.

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You can learn how to update your username and nickname here.