So you want to change your Twitter handle. There comes many times when a change is necessary for a Twitter account. It can be a change in the profile picture or in the bio section. The change may also be for the header photo of your Twitter account. All in all, we want our profile to look attractive to potential visitors.

We do all such changes to keep our Twitter account updated so that it gets new followers. Also, doing such updates to your account on regular basis helps you to influence your existing followers in a better way.

Sometimes, we need to change our Twitter handle for the better. When creating a Twitter account, the username of your exact name may not be always available. In that case, you can choose an abbreviated name, add numbers or characters in the name. Any random user name can also be chosen. The main question here is that how easy is to pronounce and remember the Twitter username you selected.

There can be other to change your Twitter username. You have rebranded your business. In this case, it is not good to create a new Twitter account for the new brand. Instead, you can just change the username of your existing Twitter account. By doing this, all of your followers will also get saved.

Before telling you the exact process of changing the Twitter handle or username, we will tell you things to know before choosing a Twitter handle.

What To Know Before Changing Twitter Handle(Username)

Below are some of the points you need to know before choosing or changing your Twitter handle.

  • Consistency

If you are rebranding your business then its a good idea to check whether the same domain name and social media username are available.

If you have long domain name then its shorterened version can be used as your Twitter username and for other social media platforms.

It is recommended to have consistent usernames across all social media platforms all you have.

  • Memorable

In case, if you don’t get the exact username for your business or personal name then it is recommended to have a username which is memorable. The username should be relevant to your brand and easy to recall.

  • Don’t Use Numbers

It looks odd to see a Twitter username with numbers. Many of Twitter users add numbers at the end of their username. It also looks spammy. Most of the time Twitter suggest a username with numbers inserted in it. A username with numbers is not easy to remember and it becomes difficult to find you on Twitter for any visitor.

How To Change Your Twitter Handle

Below is the step by step process to change your Twitter handle or username on both mobile and desktop.

On Mobile App(Android or iOS)

  1. Launch your Twitter mobile app and login in to your account.
  2. Tap on menu on the left and click “Settings and Privacy”.
  3. Tap “Account” then “Username”.
  4. Type the new username and tap Save.

Now your username is changed. People won’t be able to find you with your old username.

On Computer

  1. Login into your Twitter account on any desktop web browser.
  2. Click on “More” the three dots icon on the left.
  3. From the list of options, click “Settings and Privacy”.
  4. Click on “Account information” on right under “Account”. It will ask for your Twitter account password. Enter it.
  5. In the new page, click on “Username”.
  6. Type your new username or select one from what Twitter suggest.
  7. Click on “Save”.

One of the key points to remember is that if you have a verified account then changing the Twitter handle will lead you to lose your verification badge. In that case, you will need go through verification process again.

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