Your Twitter username, or handle, that you initially created for your Twitter account is not one you have to live with for the life of your Twitter account. Like your Twitter account's display name, your Twitter username, or handle can also be changed both from a you laptop or PC, as well as with Twitter's mobile app.
Prior to discussing how to change your Twitter handle and/or Twitter display name, let's first explain the difference between the two.
Your Twitter handle is the username that is associated account, the name that starts with the "@" sign. Your display name is the name preceding your "@" handle. For example, in this example Twitter account:
'help' is the Twitter display name, while '@gethuman' is the Twitter handle, or username.
Both can be changed.
In the event that you are having trouble changing your Twitter username, ensure that your Twitter account is activated. Also, bear in mind that some usernames cannot be used, because they are already in use, or for a number of other reasons, including:
After thousands of Twitter customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem (and many others), we decided it was time to publish instructions. So we put together What Do I Do If Twitter Will Not Allow Me to Change My Username? to try to help. It takes time to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Twitter if necessary. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with guidance from this page.
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