How To Change Twitter Handle?
We all know Twitter as a chirpy social networking site that is used to connect with people across the world. You can tweet your thoughts and opinions, post all kinds of video and moreover keep up with your favorite celebrities. Besides, Twitter can also be used as an effective marketing tool. A microblogging site where you attract millions of followers through engaging content. In fact, Twitter is implemented by 75% of the businesses in their marketing strategies.
The way you represent your name on Twitter says a lot about your personality and the brand in particular. So, it is important to use a Twitter handle that defines your core idea.
So, do you want to rebrand your business? Or is it just that you want to change your Twitter handle (username)? Changing your Twitter handle is easy, you can get it done in just a few steps without having to lose your followers.
Do not confuse Twitter handle with display name, both are completely different. The twitter handle is the name that allows you to log into your account, send messages and reply to the tweets. While the display is the name that is displayed above the username/handle. If you think you need to change your Twitter handle to something more quirky and catchy, then here is a step by step guide for your help.
Steps to Change your Twitter Handle
You do not have to delete your account, or create a new account, simply follow these steps, and you are good to go.
Step 1. Log in to your Twitter account
Log in with your Twitter account using the current username and password.
Step 2. Select the Settings options
Click on the ‘more’ option in the bottom left. Now, select Settings and privacy. If you are accessing Twitter on the web, it will appear by default. However, in the case of the Twitter application, you will have to click on the account option.
Step 3: Change the Twitter Handle/Username
On the top right corner click on the ‘change username’ option. Here you can type your desired name. Make sure it is about 15 characters or less. You can also see suggestions below from where you can choose the username. If the username is already in use you will be prompted with a message immediately.
Remember you can only use alphanumeric characters in your Twitter handle. Plus, you cannot use Twitter or admin for unofficial accounts.
Once you are done click on the save option. However, if you have a certified account then you will lose the blue badge, so make sure to contact the Twitter support team before you plan to change your Twitter handle.
Well, that is it, pretty easy right. You can change your Twitter handle for as many times as you want. However, make sure you follow the steps mentioned above. These steps will not delete your account or make you lose followers, as mentioned before. Also, make sure the username is something that represents your persona.
It is time to get innovative with your handle, use something chirpy and continue tweeting, posting unlimited video and news to keep up with your social life.