How to change twitter handle 2020

How to Change Twitter Handle & Display Name

If your Twitter name needs a refresh, changing your handle or username and display name is a quick and easy process.  Unlike other social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter won’t ask you to confirm or verify your identity. Plus, there’s no limit to how many times you can change your Twitter names.

Maybe your Twitter name no longer represents you correctly; you’ve had a name change or just fancy a new start, well below will explain the steps to making these changes.

How to Change Twitter Handle & Display Name

How to Change Twitter Handle

Your handle, otherwise known as your username, can easily be changed from a desktop or mobile device. This username must be unique, have less than 15 characters and not contain the words “Twitter” or “Admin”.

If you’re lucky enough to have a blue tick beside your name, meaning that you’re verified, you will lose your badge if you change your username. So please make sure you contact Twitter before making these changes. Also, you may want to warn your followers so that they know to reply to your new username.

The method shown below is on the desktop. However, the same process will apply to mobile apps too.

Step 1: Log into Twitter

Log in to Twitter on your desktop or mobile device as usual with your current username or email and password.

Step 2: Go to Account Settings

Click on “More” and “Settings and Privacy” on the Home Page.

Then click on “Account“.

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Step 3: Change Twitter Handle

You’ll then need to click on “Username”. Where you can then type in your new handle, it’ll also give you some suggestions underneath. If the username has been taken, you’ll be notified on-screen. When you’re ready, you can then go ahead and click on “Save“. Your handle/username has now been updated!

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How to Change Twitter Display Name

Your display name can be changed from either your desktop or mobile device. Unlike handles, display names can be 50 characters or less and don’t have to be unique. It can also contain special characters and emojis.

The method shown below is on the desktop. However, the same process will apply to mobile apps too.

Step 1: Log into Twitter

Log in to your Twitter account with your current username, email, and password.

Step 2: Go to Profile

From your home screen, click on “Profile”. Then from the profile screen, click “Edit Profile.

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Step 3: Change Twitter Display Name

You can then type in your new display name and click on “Save” when you’re all done.

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So, as you can see, it’s nice and easy and process when you know how!

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