On Twitter, your username serves both as an expression of your personality and as a digital address that others can use to direct messages to the service. If you want to change your Twitter username, you can easily do so on iPhone, iPad, Android, and the web. Here is how.
How to change your username using a web browser
Changing your Twitter username using a web browser on PC, Mac, Linux, or Chrome is a simple process, but the option is a bit buried. First, log into Twitter.com using any web browser. Click the ellipses button (three dots in a circle) in the sidebar of the Twitter website for more options.
In the menu that appears, select “Settings and privacy”.
In the settings, click on “Account” and then on “Username”.
On the Change Username page, click the Username text area and enter the new username that you want to use. As you type, Twitter will let you know if the username is already taken. Keep trying until you find one that is unique. Then click on “Save”.
Your new username is now set. The change should be made immediately. However, if you don’t see them right away, see the section at the end of this article for advice.
How to change your username on iPhone, iPad or Android
On smartphones and tablets such as iPhone, iPad, and Android, the process for changing your Twitter username is similar to that used on the Twitter.com website. We’ll be showing screenshots of the iPhone app, but the steps are the same on Android and iPad, with slight variations in placement on the screen.
First, open the Twitter app on your device. On smartphones, tap your avatar picture in the top left corner of the screen.
In the sidebar that appears, on iPhone and Android phones, tap Settings & Privacy.
On the iPad, tap the button with the ellipses (three dots in a circle) in the sidebar and select “Settings and privacy”.
Under Settings and Privacy, navigate to Account> Username.
On the Update Username page, tap the New text box. When asked to confirm that you want to change your username, tap Next. Enter the new username using the onscreen keyboard and tap Done.
You can then exit the settings and use Twitter again as usual.
If you don’t see your username change immediately
After you update your username, it sometimes takes a few moments for the change to propagate completely through the Twitter system, which is made up of many computers working together on a network. If your Twitter friends don’t see the change right away, they may need to restart their Twitter apps or forcibly reload the Twitter website to see your new username. Have fun out there!
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