No more confusion – the unique username for all Niantic games arrives
It’s called the Niantic ID, and it’s a unique username that allows you to have a single digital identity for all games.
Niantic ID: One username for several games
Over the years, usernames have evolved to become more than just a way that players choose to represent themselves within the games of Niantic Inc., the software development company that created the gaming-apps based on Pokémon GO and Ingress AR technology. These usernames define the identity for the players themselves, for the friends they have met and the communities they have joined.
Today, as Niantic continues to build and launch innovative new AR experiences in the real world, the company’s goal is also to further simplify the management of your identity and close friendships through games. Thus the procedure for requesting theNiantic ID! By setting one of the existing usernames as a Niantic ID, you will be able to get aprimary and unique identity in all Niantic games and experiences. This does not mean that the in-app usernames will be changed: the existing (and future) ones will instead be linked to your own Niantic ID.
This way, even if you have multiple usernames for each game, through your own Niantic ID each user can be easily identified and found at any time. This also means that you won’t need to start over when downloading a new Niantic game, since your profile and friends list will already be synchronized with your Niantic ID.Starting from today until November 26, 2021all Niantic players will be able to request their own Niantic ID. If you already have a preferred username, just visit the dedicated web page and set it as ID.