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What is the difference between username and nickname?


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

  1. Username
    • You are able to use your username to log into Khan Academy, just as you can also log in using your email.
  2. Nickname
    • 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.


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