How to Change your Twitter Handle

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How to Change your Twitter Handle

Changing your Twitter handle is a quick and easy process that can be done in just a few steps. Whether you're rebranding your business or just want to switch to a new username, follow this simple guide and learn how to change your Twitter handle.

How to find a new Twitter handle

Your Twitter handle - also known as your username - is unique to your account and appears with a “@” symbol in your Twitter profile. The username you choose represents your account and is visible when you comment on posts. People can also search for your Twitter profile by typing your username.

Choosing a Twitter handle

It's important to choose a username that reflects your brand or personal identity and is easy for your followers to remember. But how do you create a new handle? Here are some keywords you can combine to create a new Twitter handle:

  • your business name
  • your personal name
  • your designation
  • your nickname
  • your industry
  • your website domain

Basic requirements for Twitter usernames

  • Twitter username length: 4-15 characters long
  • Your Twitter username can contain letters, numbers, and underscores - but no blank spaces

How to change your Twitter handle

Follow these five steps to change your Twitter handle or username:

Step 1: Log into your Twitter account on your desktop or mobile

Step 2: Go to "Settings and Support" and select "Settings and Privacy"

Go to 'Settings and Support' and select 'Settings and Privacy'

Step 3: Click on "Your Account", then "Account information" and then "Username"

CLick on 'Your Acount' then 'Account Information' then 'Username'

Step 4: Update your username with a new one, or use one of the auto-suggestions

Step 5: Update your followers by tweeting about your new handle and using the hashtag #newhandle

How to change your Twitter name

Your Twitter display name is different from your handle. If you want to change your Twitter name follow these three simple steps:

Step 1: Go to your Twitter profile and Click on your Profile photo

Step 2: Click on "Edit Profile"

Click on 'Edit Profile'

Step 3: Write a new name in the "Name" section

That's all! Save it and your Twitter profile will be update with a new display name.

What to do if the Twitter handle is already taken?

You cannot change to a new username that is already taken or belongs to an account that was suspended by Twitter. Instead, consider adding underscores before or after your desired username to create a unique Twitter handle.

Example: if the username @ashleysmith has been claimed, consider selecting @ashleysmith_ or @_ashleysmith

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