How To Change Twitter Name
Want to know how to change your Twitter name? Every once in a while, you may feel like having a personality change on Twitter, so you decide to change your Twitter name. Doing so is actually quite simple.
- Change Twitter username via your Twitter homepage. Click "Settings" at the top right of the page. The second option down is Username. Type in the new username that you wish to use. Twitter will automatically check to see if it is available. If it is, it will tell you so in green print, and put your new URL underneath. If not, it will tell you in red that the username has already been taken. When finished, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Save."
- Change Twitter name on your Twitter profile. To change your real name, which is displayed on your Twitter profile page, go to the top of the homepage and click "Settings." When in the Settings menu, click the tab that says "Profile." The second option down has a box that says "Name." Enter your real name (or pseudonym, if so desired). When finished, scroll down to the bottom and click "Save."
- Alert followers of changes. After making changes to your name, alert your followers that you have done so. Twitter will keep track of all of your previous messages and @replies and will try to make sure they all get to you. Telling your followers of the change ensures that they properly address you during communication. It lets them recognize you when you send out new tweets. It also gives them a chance to change any links to your account that they may have. Be sure to change all of your links on other websites, as well.
Tips and Warnings:
- Twitter makes it very easy to change Twitter names. Beware of doing this too often, though, or you could run the risk of losing followers.
Posted on: Mar. 21, 2010