A Twitter handle is the username of a person but it is not the same as a Twitter name. Twitter name is a simple name used to find a person but it is present in your profile URL after the @ and it must be different from others. It is present at the end of the Twitter URL and it contains characters not more than 15.
It is necessary when you log in to your Twitter account and it appears when you send or receive replies on Twitter. A person may want to change his or her Twitter handle if he is fed up with his old one or he is changing the brand name of his business, whatever the reason is read the article to know how to change Twitter handle easily on your mobile phone through the app or through the website.
How to change Twitter Handle on iOS device
To change the Twitter handle go to the Twitter app and go to your profile page by tapping on “Me” present at the bottom of the screen. Select the “edit” option and type your new Twitter handle and then hit the “Done” option.
How to change Twitter Handle on an android device
To change Twitter Handle on an android device open “settings and privacy” then select the “Account” option. Select “Twitter” from available accounts and select your username. A field will appear, type your new Twitter handle, and then hit the “OK” button.
How to change Twitter handle on computer
Open a web browser on your computer and go to Twitter’s official website “www Twitter.com”. Log Into your Twitter account by adding your email and password. On the top of the screen your profile icon is present, click your profile picture and select settings from the menu. In the settings click on “Name” and enter your new username.
After following the above-mentioned steps you can easily change your Twitter handle if still, you are unable to change your Twitter handle then it may be taken by someone else, try another username.
Selection of Twitter Handle
Some basic recommendations are given below about how to select a unique Twitter handle:
- If you have an established business and you are changing your handle for the business purpose then you should use your business brand or your name. If someone has already used it then you can use it by adding a descriptor.
- Your Twitter handle must be simple and easy to remember. To make it easier you should avoid adding numbers to it. Number+s may make it complex and may not be found by the followers.
- If you have an account on other social media services then you must use the name that you have used on other social media apps. It will act as a promotion strategy and your followers can find you easily.
- Keep your Twitter handle short and unique as if you have a long handle then it will cross the character limit when others respond to your tweet or retweet it.
If you are willing to change your Twitter handle then it will not affect your followers, messages, and replies. The only change that happens is your followers will notice a new username beside your profile photo.
So to avoid any confusion you must inform your followers that you are going to change your Twitter handle or username. When you change your handle the previous handle will immediately be available for others and other people can use it.