FAQs on AOL Usernames

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FAQs on AOL Usernames

AOL screen name is now called AOL Username. For more information, please see the frequently asked questions below or refer to our help article What is an AOL Username? 

How many Usernames can I have in my AOL account?

You can create up to seven Usernames, including your primary master Username, for your AOL account. The master Username is the one that you first used to sign on to your AOL account. You can create additional Usernames at no extra charge. If you are using AOL for Mac OS X or AOL 6.0 and higher, sign in to the AOL service with a master Username, and then go to AOL Keyword: Usernames. If you are using AOL.com, go to AOL Username then sign in using your master Username and password. For instructions on how to add new Usernames to your account, refer to the help article Add or create an additional Username.

Note: New free accounts will not be able to create additional Usernames until the user confirms that he or she is 18 years of age or older through our age verification process. For information on creating accounts for users under the age of 18, please read our help article Username age categories (Kid, Young Teen, Mature Teen, General)

What do I do if the name I want is already in use?

Each Username is unique and cannot be used by more than one user at a time. If someone has already selected the Username that you desire, it will not be available to you for use. In such cases, you will receive the message ''The name you requested is already in use." However, you will be presented with an option to use the suggest a Username feature. This feature provides possible variations of the Username that you are trying to create. For instance, if you want to create the Username iminggracy and the Username is already in use, you can try iminggracy123 or such other variations to get a unique Username. To learn more about this feature, refer to the help article How do I use the suggest a Username feature?

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Last updated: 06-02-2014
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