It’s time to change your Twitter username. Maybe you’re tired of the name you chose when you joined in 2007, or it no longer represents who you are.

Maybe you are a business and have experienced a brand change or name change.

Whatever the reason, changing your Twitter username is a quick and easy process that will make logging in more fun than ever before.

In this article, we’ll go over how to change your Twitter username from a mobile app (Apple or Android) or desktop computer. The steps of each method are very similar. Here we go!

How do you change your Twitter handle on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch?

  1. Open the Twitter app on your iOS device.
  2. Tap “Me” at the bottom of the screen to open your profile page.
  3. Tap “Edit”.
  4. Enter a new username and tap “Done”.
  5. If you also want to change your name, click “Change Name”, enter a new name, then tap “Done”.

How do you change your Twitter handle from an Android device?

  1. Go to “Settings & privacy” and tap “Account”.
  2. Tap on “Twitter” and then choose your username.
  3. Enter a new Twitter handle in the field that appears and click “OK”.

How do you change your Twitter handle from a desktop computer?

  1. Go to www.twitter.com
  2. Sign in to your account by entering an email address and password
  3. Click on the person icon at the top of the screen
  4. choose settings”
  5. Select “Name” at the bottom of this page
  6. Type a new name (optional)

How do you choose the right Twitter handle for your business?

The best Twitter username or handle for your business is short, catchy, and easy to write. It should also include your company name. For example: Mercedes Benz Twitter handle is @MercedesBenzUSA.


The reason your Twitter account is short and memorable is because you want people to find your business easily on the platform. Not the right place to joke or be clever. This will make it harder for people to find you.

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When should you have multiple Twitter handles for your business?

You may want to have more than one Twitter handle for your business.

For example you could use @CompanyName followed by secondary identifier of @Service1 or something like that. That way, people can find the specific service they’re looking for on Twitter, while still keeping track of your company’s updates in one place.

Mercedes Benz has a different Twitter address for press releases and media requests: @MB_Press.


change your twitter handle: Mercedes Benz Press Twitter profile

If you’re a global business, you may want to have a separate Twitter handle for:

every country. For example, @USAmerica or @Canada.

There are different Twitter addresses for each country where Mercedes Benz has a significant presence: @MercedesBenzUSA, @MercedesBenzUK and @MercedesBenzCDN. This allows them to speak directly to their regional audience, which each may have unique needs and preferences.

What should you do if your Twitter handle is taken?

If you already have a Twitter account and want to update the username, the best thing to do is to search Twitter for the username you want. If available, click “Update” and start using that name as soon as possible!

If the username you want is taken, you have a few options. First, try using only numbers or letters for the first and last name (eg @User3201). If that doesn’t work, use only the first letter of each word in your new handle (@UserB1) or just the starting number (@User8).

Keep trying different variations until you find one that fits!

If the account with the same username is a scammer, you have a different problem.

If your business name is being used by a fraudster or troll on Twitter, here’s what to do:

  1. Report the account to Twitter. This can be done by clicking on the account’s profile and pressing “Report”.
  2. Indicate in your report that this is an incorrect username and that you have no affiliation with this username.
  3. Copy or screenshot tweets from the fake account to show proof that they are violating your name or business.
  4. Note that these accounts violate Twitter’s terms of service agreement, so they can still be closed.

Preventing scammers from stealing your business name on Twitter or impersonating you online is also a good reason to try and verify. That way, when people see the blue checkmark next to your name, they’ll know it’s really you.

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Check out our Twitter verification guide for more instructions on how to do this.

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