How to Change a Twitter Username

Tired of your Twitter handle? Move on to something new

You're not stuck with the Twitter handle you created when you joined the microblogging platform. It's easy to change your Twitter username through your account settings, whether you're using Twitter's desktop website or mobile apps for iOS and Android.

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What Is a Twitter Handle?

Your Twitter handle is the username associated with your account; it always starts with the @ symbol. Your username is also visible by looking at the URL of your Twitter account's public profile.

Your Twitter handle or username is different from your Twitter display name, which is a name you add when you edit your Twitter profile. Your display name can be the same as many other people, but your username will always be unique to your account.

How to Change Your Twitter Username

It's easy to change your username, or handle, using Twitter in a web browser or via its mobile app.

Change Your Twitter Handle on a Computer

To use Twitter's website to make a new name, you'll go through the More menu on the main page.

  1. Navigate to Twiter.com, log in to your account, and select More from the menu on the left.

    Navigate to Twiter.com, log in to your account, and select More from the menu on the left.
  2. Select Settings and Privacy.

    Select Settings and Privacy.
  3. Select Your Account and then Account Information.

    Select Your Account and then Account Information.
  4. Type in your Twitter password and select Confirm.

    Type in your Twitter password and select Confirm.
  5. Select Username.

    Select Username.
  6. Under Change Username, enter a new handle and select Save. You've set your new Twitter handle.

    Under Change Username, enter a new handle and select Save.

    Twitter will alert you to unavailable usernames and offer suggestions.

Change Your Twitter Handle With the Twitter Mobile App

This process is the same whether you're using the Twitter app on an iOS or Android device.

  1. Launch Twitter and tap your profile icon or picture.

  2. Tap Settings & Privacy.

  3. Tap Account.

    Set a new Twitter handle in the Twitter app
  4. Tap Username.

  5. Tap Continue to confirm that you want to change your username.

  6. Type in your new username and then tap Done. You've set your new Twitter handle.

    Add a new Twitter handle in the Twitter app's settings

    Twitter will alert you to unavailable usernames and offer suggestions.

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