Perhaps, you use Twitch as a viewer or a streamer. In both cases, you might need to change name on Twitch (Username). There are a variety of reasons why you might desire to do so.
Perhaps you’ve changed your brand and want a new name to represent it, or maybe you want to start over with a new username while keeping your existing account.
Changing your Username on Twitch is simple, so we’ll walk you through the process.
How to Change Your Twitch Name?
You can update your Twitch username in one of two ways, depending on whether you’re using the website in a web browser or the official Twitch app on a mobile device. Let’s find out how to do it both ways.
Changing Username using a Computer
Go to the main page and update your Username there on a computer. Your profile image appears in the top right corner of the page if you’re logged in. Then select Settings from the drop-down menu.
When you get to the settings page, make sure the ‘Profile‘ tab is chosen (it should be by default) and then scroll down to the Profile Settings section. This is the area where you can change your Username.
You’ll be able to input a new username by clicking the pencil to the right of the username field, as seen below.
You can also change your display name, matching your Username but being capitalized differently. So if your Username is “Falcon,” for example, you can alter the display capitalization to “FalconGaming” if you choose.
Make sure to save your changes so that your Username is updated.
Changing Your Username on Twitch App
To change your Username on the official Twitch app, go to the upper left corner of the main page and tap your profile image. Then go to Settings, Account, and then Edit Profile.
After there, you’ll notice a few options, one of which is Username. You’ll be asked whether you’re sure, so press Change Username anyway.
Finally, in the upper right corner of the program, type in your new Username and click Save. You can adjust your display name if you desire certain capitalization, just like on a PC.
Consider the following:
When changing your Twitch username, there are three things to keep in mind.
To begin with, you are only allowed to alter your Username once every 60 days. After that, you can alter it as many times as you want, but you must wait 60 days before making another change each time you do.
Second, your old Username will be saved briefly if you change your mind, but it will not be saved indefinitely. If you change, your former Username will be released back into the pool of accessible usernames after six months.
Finally, altering your Username will change the URL of your channel. Your followers will continue to follow you. But any links they have saved to your stream will not redirect to your new URL.
Also, don’t forget to update any links to your Twitch page in your biographies on other social networks. So that people can discover you.
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