I want to stop my Reddit username from being displayed on my own screen. I want to do this in order to prevent other people who see my screen from learning my username and searching for my posts.

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To hide your Reddit username from being displayed on your own screen, you can use the Reddit Enhancement Suite (RES) browser extension. This solution still works as of July 2024, but it's important to note that it only functions with the "Old Reddit" interface.

Here's how to set it up:

  1. Install the Reddit Enhancement Suite (RES) browser extension.
  2. On Old Reddit, click the gear icon next to the preferences link to access RES settings. On New Reddit, it's at the top right corner of the page.
  3. Navigate to My Account → Username Hider and turn it on.

Screenshot of UI settings described above

Keep in mind that this feature is only available on Old Reddit, the classic Reddit desktop interface (pre-2018), as most RES features are incompatible with the new design. To switch to Old Reddit:

  1. Go to your user settings at https://www.reddit.com/settings/
  2. Toggle on "Opt out of the redesign - Revert back to old Reddit for the time being"

Alternatively, you can access the Old Reddit version of any Reddit page by changing the URL from "www.reddit.com" to "old.reddit.com".


Your username can be hidden using the uBlock Origin web browser extension.

uBlock Origin is a free and open-source, cross-platform browser extension for content filtering—primarily aimed at neutralizing privacy invasion in an efficient, user-friendly method.


  1. Install the UBlock Origin extension for your specific web browser.

  2. Login to your Reddit account.

  3. On a page that displays your username, click on the UBlock Origin extension's icon in your browser's toolbar to open the extension's dashboard.

  4. In the UBlock Origin dashboard, click on the "Element Picker" tool. This allows you to select specific elements on a webpage.

  5. Use the "Element Picker" to click on your username, which is typically located at the top right corner of the Reddit page.

  6. Click on "Create" in the "Element Picker Widget".

  7. Your username will now be hidden.

  8. Repeat for any other element on the page you wish to hide.


For those using custom CSS with your browser the following CSS snippet will hide your username for both the old and new designs.

/* Hide Reddit username new design (2018-) */
div[class*="s1ilcdod-18 dsBbYg"] {
    visibility: hidden;

/* Hide Reddit username old design (pre-2018) */
span[class="user"] {
    visibility: hidden !important;



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