I have accounts in close to 10 Stack Exchange powered sites. I want to change my nickname in all the sites. Is there a way I can do it from one page that would reflect in all of the Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange sites ?


You can edit your profile on one account, go to the accounts tab of your profile, then scroll to the bottom of the page. You'll see three buttons – you can click the first one (Copy X profile to all Stack Exchange accounts) to then push the changes to all your accounts.

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  • damn! I thought I saw that sometime before couple of years. could not locate it. thanks ! – Sairam Aug 30 '11 at 3:42
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    The buttons are not there anymore – proski Nov 20 '13 at 16:01
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    Why the drama? Why no Edit button stack-whatever-flow ? – Blue Clouds Feb 23 '16 at 13:07

This changed recently. There's a tab at the top of your profile:


This links to https://stackoverflow.com/users/edit/current.

To save to all the sites, click the "Save and copy changes to all Stack Exchange communities" button at the bottom:

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    I don't see "Edit Profile&Settings" anymore. I want to edit the description of the profile. Maybe also the photo. – android developer Jun 23 '19 at 7:46
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    Just checked and it's still there – Ben Jun 24 '19 at 15:21
  • Sorry I meant the phase after that. After clicking on "Edit Profile&Settings", I couldn't see a way to change the information. But, now that I've checked again, for some reason it's there. Very odd. I am sure I tried it before. OK I give you +1 for checking :) – android developer Jun 24 '19 at 16:08
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    The big difference here is that you have to edit-save-and-push from one of the community sites, not from the primary "network account" SE site. The central account lets you copy your profile info from any public community site, but it doesn't push it back out when you do that. So, do any editing and changing from your favorite community site, and then push from there instead of trying to manage it centrally! – Ti Strga Feb 24 '20 at 18:14
  • It's now even easier -- changing your profile for all networks is now the default! – Josiah Yoder Jun 4 '20 at 14:51

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