How to change your Twitter handle

How to change your Twitter handle

One of the really neat things about Twitter is your ability to use a different name if you want. Here’s how to change your Twitter handle.
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One of the great things about Twitter is how you can use a different name if you want without Twitter making a big deal about it. Did you choose something you now regret? No big deal. Just go in and give yourself a new name. A lot of people don’t know how to do this, though — we’re looking at you, 35-year-old iPwnedUrM0m. So today, we’re going to show you how to change your Twitter handle and get something new locked in.

Let the changing begin

To start, you’ll need to sign in to your Twitter account on the platform’s website: Twitter.com. Next, you’ll want to click the little circle icon that contains three dots. You’ll find this on the left-hand side of the screen.

When that “More” menu opens up, you should see an option for “Settings and privacy.” Go ahead and click that.

That’ll take you to a page where you’ll see several options under the “Your Account” heading. You’ll want to click on “Account information.”

Next, you’ll be required to re-enter your password — just so Twitter knows it’s really you who is about to go all wild making big changes. Once you have the password typed in, click “Confirm.”

Now that you’ve reauthenticated yourself, Twitter is willing to show you more under “Account information.” You’ll now see your username in an options box you can click on. Do that.

Like magic, your Twitter name is now in an editable text field. And you know what this means: you can change it. You can change your Twitter handle to something else. Right there in that box. The world is your oyster.

Once you have a new name all set — one that isn’t already in use by someone — you can click the “Save” button. And that’s it! You now know how to change your Twitter handle, all without the fuss of having Twitter scrutinize this action.