How To Change A Twitter Handle – Unlike every other social network, changing your Twitter handle is very simple. Facebook and other social sites will ask you to verify your identity before you can change your name, but twitter will not ask you to verify your identity and you can change your Twitter handle as many times as you want.
So If you think it’s time for a brand name change, whether to add a level of professionalism to your online personal or you’re just tired of the old name, this article will walk you through the process of changing a Twitter handle, and how to choose an effective Twitter handle.
Twitter is an American microblogging and social networking service which users post and interact with messages known as tweets. There are two ways your Twitter followers can identify you on Twitter and they include: using your Twitter handle or your Twitter display name.
Twitter Handle And Twitter Display Name
A Twitter handle is your Twitter username which starts with the “@” symbol. Twitter handle is a unique name that helps people find you and your brand on Twitter social network.
While a Twitter display name appears at the top of your profile and is generally the real name you want people to identify you with. You can change your Twitter display name at anytime and your followers gets to see the new name.
How To Choose An Effective Twitter Handle
There are best practices to follow for choosing an effective unique Twitter handle. The y include;
- Avoid numbers and under scores.
- Use titles you use on other social media and be consistent.
- Avoid too many keywords on your Twitter handle.
- Keep your Twitter handle short and simple.
- Be careful and know how to identify fake accounts.
How To To Change Your Twitter Handle?
Here’s how to change a Twitter handle;
- Login to your Twitter account.
- Got settings and privacy by tapping the Twitter profile icon.
- Click on the account option.
- Tap the username option.
- Click save.
Your Twitter new handle can only contain alphanumeric characters and must not include the word “twitter” unless you’re using an official Twitter account.
Note; a Twitter handle should contain at least 15 characters.
As you can see even though hanging your Twitter handle is very easy, but the alteration leaves a messy wake behind it. Ultimately, you are trading your Twitter past for a better identity in the present.
Going back to the old Twitter handle can be just tricky, so make sure it’s the right decision for you. And this time around, you have to pick a Twitter handle that will look good 10years from now.