How to Change a Twitter Handle

Maybe you never realized you could change your Twitter handle so you have one that isn’t necessarily work related, or you’ve changed the name you do your branding under. Whatever the reason, there is no need to delete your Twitter account or create a new one in order to change your Twitter Handle. The Twitter Handle or Username is the name after the “@” which user’s mention and search for you with. Your Twitter Handle is also reflected in your URL.

Remember: Your Twitter Handle can only be up to 15 characters long so make them count! We suggest using your company name or last name with “RE”.

Step One:

Go to and log into your account. You will be brought to your Twitter Homepage, locate and click on the icon of your profile image in the top right side of the page.

When the dropdown menu appears, click on “Settings” or “Settings and Privacy” 

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Step Two:

You will be brought to an Account Settings area, locate “Username”

Highlight and remove your current username and then enter your desired username.

If the name is already taken you will not be able to proceed.

Click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page when you have an available new Username.


Step Three:

A window will appear prompting you to enter your Twitter password, please enter your password to confirm and save your changes. If your changes have been saved you will see a yellow banner at the top of the page when the password window disappears.




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