How to Change Your Twitter Name and Display Name

Twitter is a unique type of social media to post your thoughts on. Unlike Facebook or any other social media platform, Twitter displays two names of the same user. One is the Username and the other is the Display Name. It might make it easier to search the user using either of the names, but there is a difference between the two. The Display Name is on the profile page and identifies the user, but the Username is unique in itself. A username is a part of the URL which does not match with the other displayed name. Twitter is a perfect place to create your own made up name and you can use it as your Display name. It is true that changing our real name is impossible, but on Twitter, it is possible and very simple to change our name anytime. Do you want to change your name on Twitter? Don’t wait, follow these simple steps.

Here, how to change your Twitter Name and Display Name

  1. Log into your Twitter account.
  2. Click your profile picture and open the settings and privacy of your account.
  3. In the new page, select Account and go to
  4. Create a long unique
  5. Twitter will inform you whether the username is taken or available.
  6. Once you entered the name and if it can be taken, scroll down to Save
  7. To confirm the change, enter your Twitter password in the box appeared.
  8. Now again click Save

To change your Display name

  1. Go to your profile picture from the right corner.
  2. Click Profile from the drop-down menu.
  3. Now, click Edit profile from the right side of the window.
  4. Type a cool name that you want to use.
  5. It is not necessary to make a unique Display name like Username.
  6. Click Save changes located at the right corner of the Window.

Done! You have changed your Display name and username within a few seconds. It was not that hard. Now you can put any cool and impressive name you want for your social media life. Enjoy!

James Thomas is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at

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