Considering that even social media giants develop and adapt themselves, you might want to change Twitter handle at some point. All things in life change with time, our views of point vary. Our focuses, hobbies, and even our life goals can change in just a short amount of time.
Except for other social media applications like Facebook, Snapchat; Twitter remains the best platform to communicate and share useful knowledge with the world with just a snap of fingers.
Twitter makes it incredibly simple for users to discover flash news, products, specials, services, and more. For also the business side; Twitter lets us interact with our fans, build our online community, respond to customers, and push our product updates and deals.
However, what if your Twitter name or otherwise known as the handle does not represent you anymore?
Change Your Twitter Username with Simple Steps
If you are renaming or rebranding your business or your personal account, and consequently, need to change your Twitter username. The good thing is, you can do this without losing your followers or posts.
Also, you might want to hide your profile to outsiders while you rebrand your persona, in that case, you can check our ‘How to Make Your Twitter Private: Is It Really Necessary?‘ article to conceal your activities.
Yes, they will be able to find you as all click on your old username will redirect the clicker to your new username.
There are two words on Twitter that are being restricted for usernames. One of them is ‘Twitter’ itself. The other one is ‘admin’ to prevent confusion. You can’t get banned for your username if it does not contain hate speech.
Hence, let’s have a look at the steps to build your new persona from its ashes.
- Instead of creating a new Twitter account, you can head over to the ‘http://www.twitter.com’ on your web browser.
- First, you need to open the “Settings and privacy” section by clicking on your profile icon at the top-right part of the page, and revealing the drop-down menu. The section is located on that list.
- You will see the ‘Account’ tab in that section. There you can browse and change Twitter handle, default email address, some security details, and privacy settings.
- Under the ‘Account’ tab, click the text box beside the “Username” part and type a new username for your account.
- If the username is taken, Twitter will ask you to create a new one. If the desired username is available, Twitter will let you change Twitter @.
- Do not forget to click the button “Save changes” button. Otherwise, your changes will be lost after you leave the page.
Twitter will do its best to keep track of your replies and mentions, so you do not lose anything at all. Older mentions containing you will still display your old name. However, when someone clicks on that old username, they will still land on your page.
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