How to Change Your Instagram Name

Change up your display name and username anytime

What to Know

  • App: From your Profile, tap Edit Profile > Name or Username > type a new name > tap the blue checkmark.
  • Desktop: Select Change name > Edit Profile. Type a new name in the Name or Username field > Submit

This article explains how to change your username (login) and display name in the Instagram mobile app and a desktop browser.

How to Change Your Name on the Instagram App

On Instagram, you have a username and a display name. You log in with your username, your display name is what others see when they look at your posts or profile. On Instagram, you can change your username and display name whenever you want.

Here's how to change your display name or username on Instagram using the mobile app:

  1. In the Instagram app, tap your Profile picture on the bottom right of the screen.

  2. In the Profile page that appears, tap Edit Profile.

  3. In the Edit Profile screen, tap the Name field to change your display name or tap the Username field to change your username.

    Screenshots illustration the options to change your name in Instagram.

    While you're editing your profile name and username, you can also change your picture, add a website URL, change your quote, and much more from the Edit Profile page.

  4. When you've made your changes, tap the blue checkmark in the upper right corner of the screen to save your changes.

    If your Instagram is tied to your Facebook, changing the name will take you to Facebook's site to edit it.

    Editing the username on iPadOS (and likely iOS), requires you to tap Done after writing in a new one.

How to Change Your Instagram Username & Display Name on the Web

Changing your Instagram username or profile name is very similar in the desktop version using a web browser to how it's done in the mobile app.

  1. Go to Instagram and log into your profile using your current username and password.

  2. From the Home screen, click your Profile picture in the upper-right side of the screen.

    Alternatively, you can click the small Profile picture in the far upper-right corner and then select Profile from the menu that appears.

    The Profile icon on Instagram on the web.
  3. On your Instagram Profile page, click Edit Profile.

    The Edit Profile option on Instagram for the web.
  4. To change your Display Name, type your new name in the Name field.

    To change your Username, type your new name in the Username field.

    If your account is linked with Facebook, you'll need to select Change Name first and complete the change on Facebook.

    The Display Name and Username fields in Instagram on the web.

    While you're on the Edit Profile page, you can also change your website address, your bio, email address, phone number, and gender if you choose to.

  5. Once you've made the desired changes, click Submit to save the changes.

    If you don't immediately see the changes you made to your Display Name, try refreshing the page. If that doesn't work, log out of Instagram, clear the cache on your browser, and then log back in.

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