Players that enjoy and play Niantic’s games can now reserve a Niantic ID and use it across all games. Starting today, November 4, 2021, you can register your favorite username as your Niantic ID.
Niantic announced that players can now reserve a Niantic ID and the reservation window will be open until November 26, 2021.
Here is the announcement:
Over the years, players’ usernames have grown to become more than just how they choose to represent themselves within our games. These usernames define their identity for the friends they’ve made and the communities they’ve joined through playing our titles. As we continue to build and launch innovative real-world AR experiences, our goal is to make it easier than ever to manage your identity across Niantic games and the friendships you form through them.
So today, we are excited to begin the claiming process for Niantic ID! For this process, you must use one of your existing usernames to lock in as your Niantic ID, which will be your primary, unique identity across all of Niantic’s games and experiences. This does not mean that your in-game usernames will change. Rather, your existing (and future) in-game usernames will be connected to your Niantic ID, so even if you play multiple games and have a different username for each, your friends can always recognize and find you by your Niantic ID. This also means that you won’t need to completely start from scratch when you play a new Niantic title, as your Profile and Friends List will already be synced with this Niantic ID.
All players of Niantic titles are eligible to claim their Niantic ID starting today through November 26, 2021. If you already have an in-game username that you love, please visit https://nianticlabs.com/reserve-nianticid to lock in that username as your Niantic ID! For those that want a Niantic ID that is not the same as any of your current in-game usernames, please stay tuned for more information.
What is Niantic ID?
Your Niantic ID will be your primary, unique identity across all of Niantic’s games and experiences. Moving forward, your Niantic ID will unify all of your existing in-game usernames, so your friends can always identify you by your Niantic ID.
Note: This does not mean that your in-game usernames will change. Rather, your existing (and future) in-game usernames will be connected to your Niantic ID.
Do you have an in-game name that you already love? This is your chance to claim it as your Niantic ID before anyone else! For a limited time, lock in one of your existing in-game usernames as your Niantic ID before we launch Niantic ID to the public. Niantic IDs are first-come, first-serve and will be subject to our Player Guidelines. Reservation window will be open through November 26, 2021. Sign-in to your game account to reserve your Niantic ID.
List of all Niantic’s Games where you’ll be using your Niantic ID
- Pokemon Go
- Transformers: Heavy Metal
You can reserve your Niantic ID here.