How To Change Twitter Username

I need to know if Twitter username can be changed or not ? If I can change it  How do I do it ?
asked Jan 25, 2012 in Twitter

reshown Feb 14, 2015

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How to change your username (or real name):

Changing your name is easy! Visit your Twitter Account settings to change either your real name and/or username.

  1. Log in to
  2. Click on the person icon and select Settings from the drop down menu.
  3. Change the username listed in your Username field on the Account settings page.
  4. To change your real name, go to the Profile tab in your settings, and type in a new name in the Name field.
  5. Save your changes.

NOTE: Changing your username will not affect your existing followers, Direct Messages, or @replies. Your followers will simply see a new username next to your profile photo when you update. We suggest you send out an update to your followers before you change your username, because any @replies or Direct Messages sent to your old username will not be associated with your account once you've switched to your new username.

answered Jan 25, 2012
reshown Feb 14, 2015