How to Change your Twitter Username or Handle

A Twitter username or handle begins with @ and is unique to your account. It should be between 4 to 15 characters long. Changing your username or handle on Twitter is easy – follow these steps for computer, iPhone, and Android users.

Note: changing your Twitter username will automatically also change your Twitter handle.

Change Twitter username on a browser

  1. Sign in to your Twitter account with your Username (or Email) and Password. You can use this link to sign in https://twitter.com/i/flow/login.

    Sign In Twitter Account for Windows
    Log in to your Twitter account using your Email and Password.
  2. Click on More in the left panel and select Settings and Privacy.
    Settings and Privacy in Twitter for Windows
    Click on More below the Home tab to access settings and privacy.
  3. Select Your account.

    Your Account in Twitter for Windows
    Go to the “Your account” option under settings.
  4. The next window will ask you to confirm the password. Enter your password then select Confirm.
    Confirm Password in Twitter for Windows
    You will have to confirm your password to access account information.
  5. You will reach the Account Information page. From here, you can access your Username, Phone number, Email, and other information. Select Username (the first option) to change it.
    Account Informatoion in Twitter for Windows
    You will reach the “Account Information” option.
  6. In the Change username window, insert a username in the text box.
    Change Username in Twitter for Windows
    Change your Username and if it’s already taken, choose a unique name for yourself.
  7. If the username is taken, you will be prompted to choose an alternative username. You can find recommended ones under Suggestions.

    save usename in Twitter for Windows
    Save the settings once you have set the desired name for your account.
  8. Once you’ve selected a username, click on Save. Both your Twitter username and handle will be updated.

Change Twitter username on iPhone

  1. Sign in to your account on the iPhone Twitter app.

    Sign In Twitter Account for IOS
    Sign in to your Twitter Account with “Username and Password”
  2. Go to the Profile icon in the top left corner of the app.
  3. Click on Settings and Privacy.

    Settings and Privacy in Twitter for IOS
    Under the navigation bar, you have multiple options to access your profile, topics, bookmarks, etc. Choose settings and privacy to access the username.
  4. Click on Your account.

    Your Account in Twitter for IOS
    Go to Your account to access account information.
  5. You might be prompted to enter your password. Write in your password then select Confirm.
  6. Click on Account information, then select Username.

    Account Information in Twitter for IOS
    Go to “your account” to access account information.
  7. Type in the username you want. If the username is taken, you will be prompted to choose an alternative one. Once you have made your selection, click on Done in the top right corner of the app.

    Update Username in Twitter for IOS
    In this window, you can access the Username and update it. Note: You must choose a unique name.

Change Twitter username on Android

  1. Sign in to your account on the mobile app and click on your profile icon in the top left corner.
  2. Go to Settings and Privacy.

    Settings and Privacy in Twitter for Android
    Go to settings and privacy from the profile tab at the top left corner of your android app.
  3. Go to Your account.

    Your Account in Twitter for Android
    Under “Your account,” you will see information about your account and access the username.
  4. Click on Account information.

    Account Information in Twitter for Android
    Go to Account information.
  5. Click on Username and enter a username of your choice. If the username is already taken, you will be prompted to choose an alternate one.
  6. Once you have selected a unique username, select Done.
    Change Username in Twitter for Android
    After choosing a unique username, click on Done to save the settings.

    Your Twitter username and handle should now be updated.

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