Having a unique identity on the internet is highly coveted and if you’ve got a generic username on mega social networks like Twitter, then chances are that people won’t be able to find you as easily compared to when you have a unique one.
While names on Twitter can be duplicated, usernames have to be unique, which instantly means that Twitter handles get more recognition than names of those profiles. You might’ve even seen references of people made online directed to their Twitter handles.
Now if you’re looking to change your Twitter username but can’t find how to, here’s a simple guide that’ll help you in a few steps.
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Changing your username on Twitter on PC
Login to your account on Twitter.com and follow the steps mentioned below to change your username.
Step 1: Click on the More option, located at the bottom of the side panel to the left.
Step 2: From the options that appear, click on Settings and privacy.
Step 3: On the next page, with the page selection set to Account, click on Username under Login and security.
Step 4: On the next page, edit your Twitter handle under Username and click on the Save button once you’re done.
Note that you’ll also see suggestions below the box when you’re trying out different usernames for your Twitter account.
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Changing your username on Twitter app on Android or iOS
Launch the Twitter app on your Android or iOS device and follow the steps mentioned below to change your username.
- Tap on the hamburger (triple horizontal bars) menu icon.
- From the options that appear to the left, scroll down and select Settings and privacy.
- On the next page, tap on Account.
- Then tap on Username at the top of the next page.
- On the next page, enter the new Twitter username that you want to change your current one to under New.
- Then tap on the Done button at the bottom-right of the page.
Your Twitter username will be changed. Refresh the app to confirm that the changes have been made. If not, try to clear your app’s cache and refresh or redo the process above.
You’ll also see username recommendations — similar to its website — on Twitter’s iOS app.
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