Changing your avatar name in IMVU requires that you have a name change token, which is available for purchase on the site. If you have an IMVU VIP Club membership, you receive a name change token automatically, once you have been a member for three months in a row. In order to use the name change token, you need to already have registered your existing avatar name. The new name must be available, and you must not have changed your name already within the past week.
Obtaining a Name Change Token
Click the "Credits" menu on the IMVU website and select "Buy Credits" if you don't have a VIP account and have not purchased a name change token already.
Select the name change token option in the Upgrades section of the page.
Select a payment option, such as a credit card, mobile carrier payment or PayPal from the Payment Options section. Click "Checkout." Depending on the option you select, you'll be prompted to enter your cell number or credit card billing information or be redirected to PayPal to complete the payment process.
Using the Name Change Token
Click the "Account" link on the IMVU website and select the "Change Avatar Name" option in the Account Tools section. This displays a page that shows how many name change tokens you have available.
Type your new avatar name twice in the fields shown and then enter your password for verification.
Click "Change Avatar Name" to check if your desired name is available. You'll see a notification if your name change succeeds or fails. If it fails, try a different name.
Tips & Warnings
- Registering your existing avatar name removes the word "Guest" from the beginning of it and is necessary before you make a name change. Click the "Upgrades" menu and select "Name Registration" to purchase the name registration. You can't use IMVU credits to make this purchase, but the site accepts PayPal, credit cards, Zeevex, PayByCash.com and mobile carrier billing among its payment options.
- You can click "View Name Change History" in the Account Tools section to see your previous name changes.
- If you're not sure whether you have a name change token already, go to the "Change Avatar Name" page first to see how many tokens, if any, are available on your account.
- VIP members only get one name change token during their membership.
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