Is your Twitter name embarrassing or do you just need a fresh start in your Twitter account? No problem. Unlike other social media sites, changing your name is quick and easy. Also, unlike Facebook, no one will ask you to verify your identity, and there is no limit to how often you can change your name.
Although it is used interchangeably, your Twitter username and display name are not the same. Your username is your unique Twitter handle, the name that appears in your profile URL that you can use to log in, reply to tweets, and notify others directly (it is the name that follows the @ symbol). On the other hand, your display name will appear on your profile page above your username and is probably the name most users recognize you by.
If you think it's time for a name change ̵
How to change your Twitter username
Step 1: Log in to your Twitter account
Log in to Twitter as you normally do with it Your current username (or email address) and password. Note: This can also be done via the Twitter app on your phone or tablet.
Step 2: Access Account Settings
Then click More> Settings and Privacy on the website or select Settings and Privacy after You tapped your profile icon in the app. Go to account . The Account tab should be open on the website by default, but you must click the Account option in the app.
Step 3: Change your username
You will see the Username option. Select it and enter your desired username in the text box. It only needs to be 15 characters or less. A message prompts you to choose a different user name if your first choice is not available.
Your new username must contain only alphanumeric characters and must omit both the words "Twitter" and "Admin" unless you are using an official Twitter account. For more information about username restrictions, see Twitter Help . When you are finished, click Save to save your new username.
If you have a verified account (indicated by the blue check mark next to your name), you will lose your badge if you change your username. We recommend that verified users contact Twitter and notify them before making changes.
How to change your Twitter display name
Step 1: Log in to your Twitter account as before
Log in to Twitter with your username and password. Note: This can also be done in the app.
Step 2: Go to your profile
To access your profile, click on your portrait on the left of the screen and select Profile in the app. On the website, on the left side of the screen, click the Profile option.
Then select Edit profile . It's a big, hard-to-miss button on the top right of the screen in both the app and website.
Step 3: Change your Twitter display name
Enter your desired name – It can now be 50 characters or less – in the text box Name directly below your profile picture. Unlike your username, your display name doesn't have to be unique to your account (John Smiths of the World, be happy!) And may even contain emojis.
When you're done When you're done, click Save on the right side of the page to save your new display name.
And done! You can change your name on Twitter as often as you like. As mentioned earlier, changing your username will result in you losing your confirmation check mark if you have a verified account. It can also be confusing for your followers if you keep changing your name. Because great power goes hand in hand with great responsibility. Have fun tweeting!