Twitch is a famous streaming service developed by amazon that enables a user to do live video streaming. It is mostly used for gaming purposes, users use it to do competition and live to stream. Including video gaming, it also provides creative content and music broadcasts to its users.
Another interesting feature of Twitch is “in real-time or live streaming” in which a gamer is allowed to share his live gameplay to other users, they can watch it and comment on it. Twitch enables its users to watch old games and even read the chat of other games. According to a survey, more than 65% of Twitch users are male and the remaining are female. Twitch also releases its official figures about itself after a while.
You do not need to log into a Twitch account to watch broadcasts or other videos, you can watch them without login and without paying as it is free to watch videos on Twitch.
But if you create an account in Twitch then you need some additional benefits. You can add your favorite channels to your follow list and you can also participate in a streaming chatroom.
How to change your twitch name
When a user creates an account on Twitch, he or she has to select and then set a username for herself or himself. But after some time the user may find the username old or he or she is not interested in keeping it as their Twitch username.
There is another reason which you may want to change your username: you are planning to do different things with your channel as you are changing the direction. Then you must have to change your username as usernames reflect the channels.
Whatever the reason is, the question arises of how to change your twitch name easily. The answer is you can do it easily through your PC or Mac internet browser.
Steps to change your twitch name
Follow the given steps to know how to change your twitch name through an internet browser of your computer:
- First, open any internet browser on your computer and go to the official Twitch website. Log into your twitch account into the browser and in the upper right corner of your browser screen you will find your profile icon. Click on it to open a menu of your profile.
- The drop-down menu will contain a lot of options, select the settings option from the menu. Another menu will appear, scroll down until you find the “profile settings” portion of settings. Under the Profile settings section, in the username row, a pencil icon is present on the right side of the screen. Click on the pencil icon to change your twitch username.
- A new window will open, which contains a new username option. Write your new user name in the given box and click the update option present bottom of the screen to confirm your new username.
If the username you have entered is occupied by someone else then Twitch will inform you through the red text which will appear on the screen explaining the whole matter.
You have to be careful while changing your username because you could not change it again for about 2 months. If you have put a new username that is not liked by others then you have to wait for 2 months to change it again. Inform your followers and friends about the changing of your Twitch username so they can find your streaming easily.