How to change the name on 8 Ball Pool

After reading my guide dedicated to free pool games , you have decided to download 8 Ball Pool , one of the most famous online titles of this genre. Looking forward to playing, you have chosen to start a new game without creating an account and, for this reason, you have been automatically assigned a random name , which you would now like to change. The problem is that all your attempts have not given the desired result and you do not know how to succeed in your intent.

If that’s the case, let me tell you how to change your name at 8 Ball Pool . In the next paragraphs, it will be my pleasure to show you all the available solutions that will allow you not only to change the name that was automatically assigned to you at the start of the game, but also to save your progress and access 8 Ball Pool from all your devices, without having to start a new game from scratch.

Furthermore, in case of problems, you will also find the necessary information to request assistance from the staff of Miniclip, the site that developed the game. Courage: make yourself comfortable, set aside five minutes of time to devote to reading the next lines and carefully follow the instructions I am about to give you. I wish you a good read and, above all, a lot of fun!


  • Preliminary information
  • How to change the name on 8 Ball Pool from smartphones and tablets
  • How to change the name of 8 Ball Pool from a computer
  • In case of problems

Preliminary information

Before getting to the heart of this tutorial and explaining how to change your name on 8 Ball Pool , it is necessary to make a necessary premise on the type of account that can be created in the famous billiard game developed by Miniclip.

It will be useful to know that all new players have the possibility to start a new game as a “guest”, without making any registration. Players who choose this option can advance in the game like all other users but their progress is saved exclusively on the device used, without the possibility of synchronization on multiple devices. Additionally, players who choose to play as a “guest” are automatically assigned a username (eg Guest1234a ) which cannot be changed.

Until recently, it was possible to create a personal account called Miniclip ID which allowed, during registration, to choose a unique personalized name. Unfortunately, however, starting from the beginning of 2020, it is no longer possible to create such an account and the only solution left to be able to customize the name used in the game is to connect the game to a Google account (only on Android devices) or to your own. Facebook account .

By doing so, not only is it possible to switch from the name that was automatically assigned by Miniclip to the one associated with one of the accounts indicated above, but it is also possible to synchronize the game progress on multiple devices and, in case of problems, easily recover your game. Having clarified this, let’s see how to proceed.

How to change the name on 8 Ball Pool from smartphones and tablets

As mentioned in the previous lines, all you need to do to change the name on 8 Ball Pool from smartphones and tablets is to start the game app for Android or iPhone / iPad devices and link the current game to one of the accounts supported by 8 Ball Pool .

To do this, take your device, start the app of the famous billiard game and wait for your game to load. Now, click on the gear wheel icon , at the bottom left, locate the Connect to Facebook option and tap the relevant Connect button .

Then press the Open option to open the Facebook app, and tap the Continue button to connect 8 Ball Pool to your Facebook account and automatically replace your game name with the one you use on the famous social network network.

Alternatively, if you are using an Android device, you can also link 8 Ball Pool to Google Play Games and use the name associated with your Google account. In this case, press the gear wheel icon to access the 8 Ball Pool Settings , and tap the Connect button related to the Connect to Google Play item .

In the Choose an account screen , then select the Google account you want to link to 8 Ball Pool (or choose the Add another account option , to use an account other than those visible on the screen) and wait for the connection to be completed. If everything went smoothly, within a few moments you will see, in the top left, the name and photo associated with the chosen Google account.

Please note that, regardless of the type of account you have chosen to associate with 8 Ball Pool, you can change the image associated with the account by selecting one of the avatars available in the game. Keep in mind, however, that to change your avatar you need to use 8 Ball Pool VIP points, which you can either earn for free by winning games and progressing in the game or buy them from the 8 Ball Pool shop (starting at € 2.29 for 20,000 VIP points).

Having said that, to change the image associated with your account, press on your photo , at the top left, tap on the pencil icon , select the avatar you prefer among those available, to buy it, and press the Use button , to complete editing your profile picture.

How to change the name of 8 Ball Pool from a computer

As you well know, it is also possible to play 8 Ball Pool from a computer , both on Facebook and on the official website of Miniclip . In the first case, the name used in the game is the same one associated with your account on the famous social network: by modifying the latter (which you can do once every 60 days), the name displayed on 8 Ball Pool will also be automatically updated. In this regard, my guide on how to change your name on Facebook might be useful .

If, on the other hand, your intention is to start a new 8 Ball Pool game from the official Miniclip website, it will be useful to know that it is possible to play single games without an account or connect your Facebook account, customizing the name displayed in the game right away. .

In the latter case, connected to the official Miniclip website , wait for the game to load and click on the Login with Miniclip ID button . In the new screen that appears, choose the Sign in with Facebook option , click the Continue as [name] button and that’s it.

In case of problems

If you followed the directions I gave you in the previous paragraphs, you should have been able to link 8 Ball Pool to one of the available accounts and, consequently, change the name displayed in the game. If not, since you have encountered problems that prevent you from connecting, I recommend that you contact the Miniclip staff and request assistance.

To do this, connect to the Miniclip support site , click on the Submit a request option , at the top right, and select the 8 Ball Pool option via the drop-down menu visible on the screen, to indicate the game for which you are requesting assistance.

At this point, enter your email address in the Your email address field and specify the unique ID associated with your 8 Ball Pool account in the What is your Player / Unique ID field . If you do not know the code in question, start the 8 Ball Pool app, press on your name , top left, and write down the code visible under the entry Unique ID , top right.

Once this is done, select the Related my account and  I want manage my account details options via the Please select an issue that you are having and What kind of problem do you have with your account? and specify the problem encountered, selecting the option of your interest between Link my account Facebook or Google (for problems with connecting to your Facebook or Google account ) and My account avatar / Yo-Me / Nickname related question (for support relating to the your username on 8 Ball Pool).

Finally, specify the subject of your request, in the Subject field ; describe the problem encountered, in the Description field , and press the Submit button to send the message. Within a few days, you will receive a reply from the Miniclip staff at the email address indicated above.


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