How to Change Twitch Name

After a huge rise in demands, Twitch decided to give their users the option to change their username at will. This feature was added in 2017 and is still available to this day. Such a simple feature was released two whole years after something like Twitch Whispers.

Nonetheless, now all Twitch users can change their usernames once every 60 days, and the process is quite simple and fast. So, if you’ve already come up with a great username, then let’s see how to change your Twitch name right now.

How to Change Name on Twitch – Step-by-Step

With a few short steps, you can have a new Twitch name given that it’s not taken and still available on their platform. Here is how to change your name on Twitch using a desktop computer:

Step1: Click on your avatar icon at the top right corner of the screen

twitch settings tab

Step 2: Click on “Settings” and scroll down to the “Profile Settings” section

change twitch username

Step 3: You will see two boxes that say “Username” and “Display Name” on top. Change the one that’s under “Username”. The box below allows you to adjust capitalization for your new username on Twitch.

Step 4: Click on “Save Changes

Doing this will instantly change your username given that it’s available. Your old username will be held in Twitch’s database for 6 months, after which it will be released and made available for other users to use again. Also, changing your username won’t affect anything on your profile such as Twitch drops progress, friends list, or anything similar.

How to Change Twitch Name on Mobile App

Unfortunately, you can’t change your Twitch username by using their mobile app, no matter what type of mobile device or OS you currently have. However, there’s a simple trick around this that will allow you to still change it using your phone if you don’t have access to a computer.

All you have to do is use a mobile browser on your smartphone, such as Google Chrome, Safari, or others. From there, go to the Twitch website, log in, and follow the same steps as we showed above. This is a neat trick that can help you with other features that aren’t possible with their app, such as deleting your Twitch account and more.

About The Author

Stole Trishanski

Ever since Stole was a kid, when he wasn’t playing video games he was probably in some corner disassembling any gadget he could get his hands on. His curiosity and will to learn made him into a huge tech nerd and enthusiast. Finally, after years of practice, learning, and breaking hundreds of gadgets Stole is helping others learn everything about tech.

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