As with most social media platforms, when Twitter first launched, it was an informal platform for people to connect with peers, thought leaders, and even celebrities. Now, it's evolved into a powerful marketing tool that many brands rely on.
But what happens if your former Twitter username, otherwise known as a handle, no longer reflects you or your brand? Well, there's an easy fix. Here, we'll show you how to change your Twitter handle on your desktop and the mobile app.
Can you change your Twitter handle?
Yes, you can change your Twitter handle whenever you'd like. Unlike Instagram, which limits you to two changes every 14 days, Twitter sets no limits on how often you can update your handle.
Your new username must be between four to 15 characters long and only includes numbers, underscores, and letters.
Note: When you change your handle, it's a good idea to alert your followers. This way, they can direct reply and message using your new username.
How to Change Twitter Handle
Go to 'Settings and Privacy' from your profile icon drop-down menu.
Next, select 'Account Information.'
Select the 'Username' tab.
In the text box, type in your new username. If the username is taken, Twitter will prompt you to make a new one and offer some suggestions. If the username is available, you'll see a green checkmark.