Troubleshooting: Why Does My Name Display in PressReader?

PressReader is the place to read thousands of popular newspapers and magazines. It’s also a social media platform. When you sign up you are given your own public “channel” which you can use to collect articles, and write reviews, etc. Other users can then follow you - and you can follow other users. It is normal for social media platforms to show your list of followers publicly.

When you sign-in to PressReader it automatically generates your username based on your library membership (usually your full name). If you don’t want anyone to be able to see your name on PressReader, here are a few things that you can do:

  1. Read the articles, but don’t interact with the media or other users. If you don’t “like” or comment on articles, if you don’t “follow” channels, you won’t show up in the list of followers on other people’s/groups channels and your “activity” won’t show on your own channel. This will make you nearly impossible to find on the platform.


  1. If you’re looking for more anonymity, or want to take advantage of the social media aspects of Pressreader by interacting with the material and other users, then change your user name. Click on your name at the top of the screen, and then on Channel

Then edit your Nickname to whatever you want. It’s that easy! And, don’t worry – this doesn’t change your login information, just how your name displays to others!