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How to change your Instagram name and username?

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Instagram is a Facebook-owned social media platform. Instagram provides various attractive options for users, such as adding music to the Instagram story, thereby increasing post popularity. Instagram also lets the users see their post reach and impressions so that the users can change their strategies for a higher reach.

Usernames are an essential part of the online world, and therefore you must take utmost care while writing one. In this article, we will explain how you can change your name and username on Instagram.

On the computer (via the Instagram website)

Open Instagram and then sign in with your account. When you have successfully logged in, follow the steps mentioned below to change your Instagram name and username. Step 1: Click on the humanoid figure icon on the top right. This will bring you to your profile page. Alternatively, you can click on your profile picture just below the icon.

Step 2: Click on Edit profile.Step 3: Here, you can change your name as well as your username and then click on Submit.

Also read: How to change your signature in Outlook?

On the mobile (via the app on Android as well as iOS)

Here are the steps to change your Instagram name and username on the Instagram app. Follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Open the Instagram app and then tap on the humanoid figure on the bottom right.
  • Now, tap on Edit Profile option.
  • Here, change your name in the first row and username on the second row.
  • When you are finished, tap on the tick button on the top right.

Bonus tip: Change Instagram password

Here is a bonus tip for our readers. If you feel that your Instagram account has been compromised, you can protect your account by changing the password. On the computer, click on Profile picture or humanoid icon > Edit profile > Change Password option from the left sidebar. Type the old password and then your new password. Type again, your new password to confirm and then click on Change Password.

You cannot change the Instagram password via the mobile app. You will have to sign in on the Instagram website to change the password.

Also read: How to change the name of your Facebook page?

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here:

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