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How To Change Your Name on the Yelp App

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Are you looking to change your Yelp name from a nickname to your full name? Fortunately, you can do this even if you are not tech-savvy.

Quick Answer

To change your name on the Yelp app, open a web browser on your laptop/computer and go to the Yelp website. Log in and click the arrow beside your profile picture. Select “Account Settings” and click “Profile”. Edit your name and save it to confirm.

To make things easy for you, we’ve written an extensive guide on changing your name on the Yelp app with easy step-by-step methods.

What Is Yelp?

Yelp is an online directory that anyone can easily access and is mainly used by tourists and travelers to explore the best places around them for any purpose. 

Yelp has a separate application for business vendors known as the Yelp for Business app, which is often used for marketing and advertising purposes.

Several reviews on the platform about restaurants, bars, coffee shops, salons, and even gas stations guide people to narrow down their choice. You can now easily access Yelp from your smartphone by downloading Android and iOS apps.

Changing Your Name on the Yelp App

If you are wondering how to change your name on the Yelp app, our 2 step-by-step methods will help you do this task quickly.

Method #1: Using the Yelp Website

Unfortunately, local Yelp users cannot change their names through the Yelp app. However, this is possible through the Yelp website with the following steps.

  1. Open a web browser on your laptop/computer.
  2. Head to the Yelp website and log in with your credentials.
  3. Click the down arrow icon beside your profile picture on the top of the screen and click “Account Settings”.
  4. Select “Profile” and click the text boxes under “First name” and “Last name”.
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  5. Change your name and click “Save” to confirm.
All Done!

Congratulations! You can now use Yelp with your new name.

Quick Tip

You can also add your nickname on the same page on Yelp.

Method #2: Using the Yelp for Business App

 Business vendors can change their names on the Yelp App by following these steps.

  1. Open the Yelp app on your Android or iOS device.
  2. Log in with your Yelp credentials.
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  3. Tap “Account Information”.
  4. Tap the text boxes under “First name” and “Last name”.
  5. Edit your name and tap “Save” to proceed.
That’s It!

Your new name will be saved on the Yelp app, and you can now use it to run your business!

Deleting Your Yelp Account on the App

If you no longer want to be a registered member of the Yelp app, you can delete your account by following the below steps.

  1. Open a web browser on your phone and go to
  2. Log in with your credentials.
  3. Visit the “Closure request page and submit the request.
  4. Check the inbox of your registered email and open Yelp’s Account Deletion mail.
  5. Tap “Close Account” to confirm your decision.
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Deleting Reviews on the Yelp App

You can quickly delete a negative review on the Yelp app with the following steps.

  1. Open the Yelp app on your Android or iOS device.
  2. Select “Me” from the bottom bar and tap “Reviews”.
  3. Choose the review you want to remove, and tap “Remove Review”.
  4. Provide your reason for deleting the review and tap “Remove Review” to confirm.
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In this guide, we’ve discussed changing your name on the Yelp app and the Yelp website. We have also discussed a way to delete your Yelp account and remove bad reviews on the Yelp app.

Hopefully, your query has been answered in this article, and you can now be addressed by your new name on Yelp.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does my name appear on Yelp’s platform?

According to Yelp’s privacy policy, your name appears with your first name followed by the initial of your last name. So, for instance, John Pearson’s name may appear as “John P.” If you are uncomfortable setting your name as your real name, you can always use your nickname.

Is it possible to post anonymously on Yelp?

Unfortunately, as of now, Yelp does not allow its users to post discreetly. As Yelp is a public platform, anyone can easily see your posts and reviews. 

Is Yelp a reliable platform for reviews?

Throughout the years, Yelp has managed to secure its reliability. Most reviews present on the platform are trustworthy. However, about 20% of the reviews on Yelp are known to be fake

How much does it cost to set up a business account on Yelp?

Fortunately, it is free to set up a business account on Yelp. However, Yelp charges a commission of 30% from its vendors for deals. But at a low amount, a business vendor gets successful advertising on their platform. You can easily register your business on their website or their app. 

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