Both your display name and your handle (or user name), which begins with the recognizable “@” symbol, can be used to identify you on Twitter.
People will see your display name at the top of your profile, which is either your name or a name in “plain English” that you want people to identify with your Twitter account.
Your followers will immediately see the new display name if you alter it at any time.
How to change your Twitter name in a web browser
- Navigate to Twitter in a web browser.
- Click your profile picture on the left side of the screen.
- On your profile page, click “Edit profile.”
- Type a new name in the Name field in the Edit Profile window. This can be up to 50 characters long, and there’s no requirement for it to be unique.
- When you’re done, click “Save.”
How to change your Twitter name on your phone
- Open the Twitter app on your Android or iOS phone.
- If the app doesn’t open directly to your profile page, click your small profile picture at the top of the screen.
- In the sidebar that appears, tap the profile picture again.
- On your profile page, tap “Edit profile.”
- In the Edit profile window, tap your name and change it to whatever you like. The new name can be up to 50 characters long, and there’s no requirement for it to be unique.
- When you’re done, tap “Save.”