Related to the question: "What is the format of Minecraft.net account names?".

I was wondering if there is a minimum length for Minecraft usernames?

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    @kotekzot While the questions are similar, that one does not ask about minimum length.
    – Batophobia
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 14:58
  • @Batophobia not explicitly, but minimum length does fall under format - this question is a subset of the other question.
    – kotekzot
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 15:39
  • @kotekzot This question is off-topic because it could be considered similar to another question despite the fact that the accepted answer (nor any other answers) to that question don't answer or consider this one.</sarc> Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 16:34
  • I wrote the proposed duplicate. FWIW, I have now modified it to explicitly ask for complete information about the format, because that's the spirit of what I meant to ask even if I only gave a specific list of points originally.
    – Kevin Reid
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 16:42
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    This question should not be flaged as duplicated, since the related link is not asking or answering the same thisn Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 19:08

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The minimum is 4 characters as shown in the screen shots below.

This was changed from 3 to 4 but not sure when as mojang don't publish changes to account details in changelogs.

You will still see the old 3 digit usernames and the odd 2 digit ones. they are legit probably old accounts or developer exceptions.

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  • Jeb_ is four characters though.
    – Arperum
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 7:53
  • @Arperum ok true but i have found out there is one two letter name but it belongs to notches wife so doesn't count
    – Flaunting
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 7:57
  • I have a reliable source (whose username is 3 letters) that once told me that while the minumum length used to be 3 letters (or less?), that no longer seems to be the case. The system would not let him register a new name that was also 3 letters. Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 9:50
  • How is the fact that Skythekidrs is longer then 3 relevant to minimum length of usernames? Of course longer usernames are allowed, the question is: is three the minimem, or is a username of 4 (or 5) characters required now? Ez doesn't count, because developers can and will cheat their own restrictions.
    – Arperum
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 10:53
  • Edited with confirmation
    – Flaunting
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 12:27

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