How To Change Your Twitch Username

Not happy with your current Twitch username? Fear not, as changing your Twitch name is very easy. Here is a guide to help you change your Twitch username.

The group characteristic of Twitch is what sets it apart from a regular online streaming site. Connecting with other viewers, sharing subscriptions, and joining raids are just a few illustrations of what can be done, making Twitch a more personal experience.

All of this would be impossible without one key feature of Twitch: its username system.

Twitch requires that its users set unique nicknames. This means whenever you encounter someone on the platform, you can know who you’re interacting with.

setting unique Twitch username
Setting a unique Twitch name.

This also helps streamers appear distinct from one another and allows channels to be easily identified.

If you have had your username for a long time, you might be wondering how to change it. Find out in this guide.

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Changing Your Twitch Username In A Few Easy Steps

If you wish to alter your Twitch name, following the steps below will aid you in accomplishing it within a few minutes.

  1. Open Twitch on your preferred browser and sign in to your account.
  2. Click your avatar in the top-right corner of the screen. On the dropdown menu, select Settings to access the configuration panel.
  3. At the top of the Settings panel, select Profile, as shown in the image below.
    Twitch Settings Profile tab
  4. Scroll down slightly until you see the “Profile Settings” section. In the username field, click the edit icon shown in the image below.
    Editing username in Twitch Profile Settings
  5. Enter a new username and confirm the change by clicking the Update button. As long as your new username doesn’t violate Twitch’s username policy, the change will immediately take effect.

You have now successfully changed your Twitch username. Your channel URL will also change, so be sure to inform your fans and followers if you already have a well-established Twitch channel.  

Problems When Changing Your Twitch Username

Given how user-friendly Twitch is, changing your username shouldn’t be complicated. Users sometimes encounter errors when trying to do so, but this is usually because they’re unfamiliar with Twitch’s username policy.

If you’re experiencing problems while attempting to modify your Twitch username, we have a guide dedicated to assisting you, so be sure to check it out!

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