Changing your Twitter Username (or handle) is quite a simple process which can be done within 3 steps.

  1. Go to Twitter’s main page and click on the profile icon in the top right then click on “Settings and privacy”; for iOS and Android press on the display picture of your account, go to “Settings and privacy” then on “Content”. Shortcut/direct link: Twitter Account Settings here.
  2.  After you’re on the content page, you can change your Username if it’s not already taken. This will be the one displayed after https://twitter.com/xxxxx and will be the Twitter handle people can tag you in and will use to find you on Twitter. This is the same process for mobile and PC changes. This is as well applicable to change your display name, which will not affect your Twitter username (handle) in any way.
  3. 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 alert your followers before you change your username so they can direct replies or Direct Messages to your new username.

P.S. Your Username is not the Name which is displayed on your profile, to change that you need to change the Name and not Username!

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Hisham Itani

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