Gaming Gaming Services How to Change Your Mixer Name Change up your avatar and name on Mixer by Jennifer Karner Writer Jen Karner is a former Lifewire writer and expert on VR and Android phones. Her work has appeared on AndroidCentral, iMore, WindowsCentral and others. our editorial process LinkedIn Jennifer Karner Updated on July 20, 2020 Gaming Services Consoles & PCs Cheats & Codes Gaming Services Game Play & Streaming Mobile Gaming Tweet Share Email Choosing a memorable username is vital to building a following on Mixer. If the name you initially picked for your game streaming channel is no longer a good fit, here's how to change your Mixer name and avatar. Can You Change Your Mixer Name? Before you start streaming gameplay on Mixer, you must choose a display name, which you can later change from your account settings on the Mixer website. After you change your name, Mixer automatically redirects other users to the new name and URL of your streams without any extra work on your part. While your Mixer account and Microsoft account are linked, changing your username on one platform doesn't affect the other. If you want matching names, you'll have to hope that nobody else is registered with the username you want. You can only change your Mixer account name once every 30 days. How to Change Your Name on Mixer To change your display name on Mixer: Open Mixer in a web browser and select your profile icon in the upper-right corner. Select Account from the drop-down menu. Scroll down the Account Settings page, enter a new name in the New username box, then select Change Username. How to Change Your Mixer Avatar Your avatar on Mixer is how other users see you when you're watching other streams, or when they navigate to your channel when you aren't actively broadcasting. You can change your avatar at any time from the Broadcast Dashboard. Open Mixer in a web browser and select your profile icon in the upper-right corner. Select Broadcast Dashboard from the drop-down menu. Select Customize under Manage Channel. Select your avatar image under Avatar. Your avatar should be between 256x256 pixels and 512x512 pixels for the best quality. Mixer has a strict file size limit for avatar images, so you may want to use a PNG instead of a JPG file. Select the image you want to use as an avatar. If you plan to use a photo for your avatar, choose a picture that is easy to see and fairly close up since your avatar appears as a small icon most of the time. Crop or adjust your image, then select Upload.