Help with common username issues

Learn how to change your username. Below are common problems with usernames:

 

You can't log in to your account with your username

You're unable to select a desired username

  • Some usernames may be unavailable for use because they are taken by other users or are unavailable for other reasons. Learn tips for selecting an available username.
  • Trying to change your username on a mobile device? We're sorry, but the ability to change your username is not currently supported on Twitter's mobile apps. You'll need to log in via twitter.com or mobile.twitter.com in order to change your username.

A username is in use by another Twitter account that you own

If you're trying to move a username from one of your accounts to another of your accounts, you can do this yourself.

  • Log into the account that currently has the desired username.
  • Change the username to something else (try adding a number or underscore). This will immediately free up the username for use by other accounts.
  • Log into your other account and change the username to the desired username.

Note: Once you’ve changed your username, it returns to general circulation and may be selected by another account.

Important: Deactivating an account will not immediately free up the username.

Still need help? Contact Support.

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