Thanks to your feedback, Connect now supports unique usernames for everyone. Upon logging into Connect, you’ll be prompted to create a unique username—one that identifies you individually.
This feature will make it easier to find and tag other Local Guides on Connect—gone are the days of searching for a specific @LuisR or @MegS among dozens of other Local Guides with the same name.
You can change your username at any time by clicking your profile photo in the top right corner, then clicking “Change your User Name.”
Give it a whirl and let us know what you think.
What should my username be?
Your username should be something unique that identifies you as an individual. Don’t impersonate someone, and don’t use a business name. The Local Guides program is for individuals, not businesses. For more information, review the Local Guides Program Terms and Conditions.
Do I have to change my username?
If you were prompted to change your username upon logging into Connect, it means your original username is not unique—another Local Guide shares the same name as you. You must change your username to be unique. If, however, you were not prompted to change your username, you’re welcome to keep your current one.
Can my username have a space in it?
Usernames cannot contain spaces.
Does my username affect my profile URL?
Your username is independent of your profile URL—changing your username will not affect your profile URL.
What happens to my username if I delete my account?
Your username will be removed if you delete your account—no one else will be able to use it.