In today’s social media era, Instagram has become one of the most visited social media platforms for socializing and business purposes.
Supposing you want to share a snap of your holiday, birthday, party with friends, the only place you can skip Facebook and Twitter to — is Instagram. This makes the social media the king over all the social media in the world in terms of sharing snaps of yourself, friends or parties.
In all, your username is a key part of your Instagram profile — since someone has to know your username before following you on your Instagram channel.
Always keep in mind that you have two names on Instagram – and these are your displayed name and your actual username. Instagram allows you to change your displayed name to whatever name you you like, to whatever you like, regardless of whether it’s the same as someone else.
Your actual username, though, is a little more restricted. That’s the handle that’s preceded by @ in your profile, and determines the URL for your page. It has to meet the following requirements:
- Is unique to your account.
- Contains fewer than 30 characters.
- Contains only letters, numbers, periods, and underscores (no spaces).
- Contains no profanity or restricted language.
In today’s article, I would like to take you through the step by step guide on how to change your Instagram username on the app or web easily.
How to change your Instagram username on the app
It’s easier to access your Instagram settings if you are using the Instagram app on your smartphone — and that is what most people are using today.
In the Instagram app, you should just tap onto your profile on the far right of the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen. There, underneath your profile picture and follow details, you’ll see an “Edit Profile” button. Here, in the Username field, you can enter a new username, which will only be accepted if it’s valid and acceptable. You’re done though but you can also follow the steps given below here.
- Check the process explained for you below.
- Open the Instagram app and log into the account you want to change
- Tap your avatar at the bottom right of the screen
- Tap Edit Profile on your feed
- Tap into the Username field and enter your new choice
- Tap Done to complete the process
After knowing how to change your Instagram username on the mobile app, let’s get to know how to change the username on the web also.
Despite using Instagram mostly on mobile with its app, the web is also available to be accessed and navigate just like the way you’re surfing the mobile app.
Here is how to change your Instagram username on the web at ease in 2021.
- Go to Instagram.com and log in
- Click your avatar in the top right to access your profile
- Click on Edit Profile next to your username
- Change the Username to your desired new one
- Scroll down to click “Submit”
Despite using Instagram for chats, the social media platform is also used for business purposes — and you can use paid advertisement to promote your goods or services via Instagram with Instagram Ads.
Frequently Asked Questions About Changing Instagram Username.
Yes, Instagram allows you to change your username via the mobile app or web platform and you can check here about how to change your Instagram username.
To change your Instagram username, you can follow the simple steps here.
To change your username on Instagram, kindly follow the steps here. Logon to Instagram.com and log in, Click your avatar in the top right to access your profile, Click on Edit Profile next to your username, Change the Username to your desired new one and Scroll down to click “Submit”
You just have to follow the simple steps explained above here.
In regard to how many times you can change your Instagram username, On Instagram, you can change your name only twice and if you wish to change it back again, you will have to wait for 14 days. In this prank, if users have changed their name twice they cannot change the name a third time for another 14 days.
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