How to Find Your Twitter Username and Change It

Did someone recently ask you for your Twitter username or handle? Are you unsure about how to find it? Don't worry, we've got you covered. In this article, we will explain what a Twitter username is, how to find it on different devices, and how to change it if needed. Let's dive in!

What Is My Twitter Username or Handle

Your Twitter username and handle are essentially the same thing. When someone asks for your Twitter handle, they are referring to your username, and vice versa. Your username is your unique identity on Twitter and it appears next to your name in your tweets, replies, and messages. It is preceded by the “@” symbol.

Here are a few things to keep in mind about Twitter usernames:

  • No two accounts can have the same username.
  • Your username is used to log in to your Twitter account and to find people by their Twitter username.
  • Twitter usernames can be changed easily.
  • Usernames are public and visible to everyone.

How to Find Your Twitter Username

On Mobile

If you're using the Twitter Android or iOS app, finding your Twitter username is simple. Just go to your profile screen and you will see your handle (the one with the “@” symbol) under your name. You can also share your handle by tapping on the three-dot icon at the top of the profile screen and selecting “Share” from the menu.


To find your Twitter username on a PC, open and log in to your account. Once logged in, you will see your name and handle at the bottom-left corner of the screen. The text after the “@” symbol is your username. Alternatively, you can go to your profile screen by clicking on the “Profile” tab on the left side of the Twitter homepage. Your handle will be displayed under your Twitter name.

How to Change Your Twitter Username

Changing your Twitter username is a straightforward process. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Open on a PC or on a mobile device.
  2. Log in to your account and click on the “More” tab.
  3. Select “Settings and privacy” from the menu.
  4. Choose “Your account” followed by “Account information.”
  5. Enter your Twitter password for security reasons and click on the “Username” field.
  6. Enter a new username in the box. You can also choose from the suggested usernames. Click on “Save” to apply the changes.

What Happens When You Change Your Twitter Username

When you change your Twitter username, it does not affect your existing profile. All your followers, following, messages, and tweets remain the same. However, people will see your new username on your profile instead of the old one. It's a good idea to inform your followers about the change.

It's important to note that your old handle becomes available for use by other Twitter users. If you had shared your old username with someone, they might reach out to a different profile using that username. To avoid confusion, it's best to inform or update people when you change your Twitter handle.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What's the Twitter Username Character Limit?

Your Twitter handle should have less than 15 and more than 4 characters.

What Are the Allowed Characters in a Username?

The only characters allowed in a username are letters, numbers, and underscores. You cannot add spaces, emojis, or other special characters to your username. However, you can use them in your Twitter name.

What Does “Twitter Username Already Taken” Mean?

If you receive the error message “Twitter username already taken” when trying to set a username, it means that someone else is already using that username. Usernames on Twitter are unique, so you will need to choose a different one.

Should Your Twitter Handle Be Your Name?

Not necessarily. Your Twitter handle or username can be anything you like. While it can be your name if you prefer, there are no strict rules regarding this.

Can You Have the Same Username Across Different Social Media Platforms?

Yes, you can use the same username across different platforms as long as it is available on each platform.

How to Swap Usernames Between Two Twitter Accounts?

To swap usernames between two Twitter accounts, first change the username on the first account to something else. This will free up the required username. Then, log in with the second Twitter account and change the username to the one previously used by the first account. Make sure to do this quickly to prevent someone else from taking the username.

Wrap Up: Find and Change Your Twitter Username

Now that you know how to find and change your Twitter username, it's time to choose a good username for yourself. Remember, your username is your digital identity on Twitter, so make it unique and memorable. Once you've set the right username, consider enhancing your Twitter profile further by pinning a tweet or changing the Twitter source label. Happy tweeting!