How do I create my username?

A username is a unique name that you choose for yourself. It is the name that you use to log in to Duolingo. This is also the name that community members will see if you comment in the forum on the web.

When creating your username make sure that:

  1. It has a minimum of 3 characters
  2. It has a maximum of 16 characters
  3. Only English characters, numerals, and "-", ".", "_" are allowed
  4. Special characters or blank spaces are NOT allowed

Keep it clean, no profanity please! Also, if a username is already taken, the system will show an error — so be creative!

If you are looking for a way to change your existing username, please check this out.