How To Change Your Name on Twitch

Whether you use Twitch as a viewer or a streamer, you may find yourself at a point in time and change your username. There are lots of reasons for wanting to do this. Maybe change your brand and want a new name that reflects, or maybe you just want to start with a different username but keep your same account. In any case, changing your username is simple, so we’ll walk you through How to change your name on Twitch.

How To Change Your Name on Twitch

There are two ways to change your username on Twitch, and if you rely on the official Twitch app via a web browser or on a mobile device. We’ll show you both ways.

A Computer on the Changing Username

To change your username to a computer, head to the main website. If you’re logged in, you’ll see your profile picture in the very top right corner of the page. Click that, and then click on Settings. Alternatively, you can reach the right page by clicking Here.

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Once you’re in the settings page, make sure the ‘Profile’ tab is selected (it should be by default) and then scroll down to where it says Profile Settings. This is the section that lets you update your username.

Click the pencil to the right of the username box, as shown below, and you will be able to enter the new username you’d like.

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You can also change your display name, which is the same as your username, but you can customize the capitalization. For example, if your username is “videogamelover,” you can change the display capitalization as shown in “VideoGameLover”.

Be sure to click Save Changes, and your username will be updated.

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The Twitch App on the Changing Username

To change your username to the official Twitch app, you will first want to tap your profile picture in the top left corner of the page. Then tap Settings, and then Account, then Edit Profile.

Next, you’ll find a couple of options, and you’ll want to tap Username. It’ll ask you if you’re sure, so just go ahead and tap Change Username.

Finally, enter the new username you’d like, and click Save in the top right of the app. Just like on the computer, you can change your display name if you want some capitalization.

Things to Consider

There are three important things to consider when changing your username on Twitch.

First, you can only change your username once every 60 days. You can change it as many times as you want, but you must wait 60 days before each change and you can change it again.

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Second, your old username will be temporarily saved in case you change your mind, but it won’t be saved forever. Once you change your username, your old username will be released six months after the pool’s available usernames.

Finally, change your username to your channel URL. All your followers will remain, but if they have a link saved to your stream, it will not redirect to your new URL. Additionally, if you have links to your social media sites on the Twitch page, you may want to keep up to date with these so-called people.

That’s all you need to know about How to change your name on Twitch. More helpful video game guides for Twinfinite with Be sure to check.

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