What happens when you change your twitter handle

What happens when you change your twitter username? Your followers will simply see a new username next to your profile photo when you update. We suggest you alert your followers before you change your username so they can direct replies or Direct Messages to your new username.

Additionally, please note that once you change your username, your previous username will immediately be available for use by someone else. Is the username you’d like taken or inactive?

If your new name is available, you can change it, and. Display name is simple and easy to change. It doesn’t have to match your username, and it doesn’t have to be unique. That’s all beside the point, though.

The point is, it’s completely trivial to change your display name at any time, and it has very few requirements. It can use all sorts of special characters, ranging from Japanese Kanji to emojis. To actually change your display name, do this: 1.

Visit your profile at twitter. Click the “edit profile” button in the lower right corner of your cover photo. Change your display name in the box where it’s now made editable.

You now have a new display name. This affects the name in bo. See full list on follows.

Your username is a lot more difficult to change – though that doesn’t mean much – and it has restrictions and caveats that go along with it. First, let’s see how you change it. Click your profile image in the upper right corner and click the settings option. Save your changes, if you can. Why do I write “if you can” there?

Well, that’s where the restrictions come in. You don’t lose followersor have messages wiped or anything like that when you change your username. The name just changes, which affects your account alone.

It changes how you , so remember that.

It also changes how people are able to message. So what happens if the username you want is taken but it’s not actively in legitimate use? Make sure you have a real claim to the name.

If it is registered but has not been use it may be inactive. It might also not be considered inactive, so this isn’t guaranteed. Inactivity is tricky on. Edit your twitter handle in the ‘Username’ field. Hence, nothing happens to your tweets when your old username is mentioned.

I hope my answer helps you. When you change to the new username , all of your followers stay in place. For Straight North, this included several on-site and off site links. We may not have caught them all. Send a tweet to let your followers know you’ve changed your username, and resume tweeting as usual!

If the username is not already taken, “Available! Option 2: Create a new account to “squat” on your existing username. If you can prove you own a trademark for the username, and that the current owner does not, then you can attempt to take the name from them. Change the username to something else (try adding a number or underscore). Note: Once you’ve changed your username, it returns to general circulation and may be selected by another account.

By going to the settings in your profile you can ch. Or an idea that had been percolating for a few months about wanting to own my whole name on the service finally coalesced. In any case, I impulsively changed the name on my account to ernestoburden. Even if your existing name is lack lustre, you can still change it and keep your followers.

Whatever your reasons you need a new name , so let’s explore hacks and tools to help find lots of great name ideas. Twitter automatically.