- To change your name on Twitch, log into your account, go to your Twitch profile, click on settings, click the pen icon next to your username, type your new username, and click update.
- Twitch has rules for choosing a username to ensure everyone is respectful.
- If you need help choosing a new Twitch name, you can make a list of ideas, use a username generator, or change up your desired username by adding symbols or changing letters.
Twitch is a great place to live stream your favorite video games or nearly anything you want. But to grow a following and appeal to your audience, you’ll also need a really cool username. We’re about to show you how to change your name on Twitch!
The process is simple, but naturally, there are some rules. If you’re struggling to understand the concept or process of changing your Twitch name, don’t worry, we’ve covered all the must-know information below.
How to Change Your Name on Twitch
We’ll start by teaching you how to change your name on Twitch. If you’re having difficulty coming up with a really good name, or you don’t know the rules, read the other sections, then come back. But if you’re confident and ready to get started, you’re in the right place.
Head over to the Twitch website and log into your account. Then, follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to Your Twitch Profile
After you log into Twitch, you’ll see your profile icon in the top right corner. Click it to access the dropdown menu with more options.
Step 2: Click Settings
When the menu appears, click Settings.
Step 3: Click the Pen Icon Next to Username
Ensure the Profile tab is highlighted at the top and scroll down until you see your current Twitch name. Then, click the pen icon in the box to enter the editing screen.
Step 4: Type Your New Username
A new pop-up window will open. Select the Username box and start typing your new Twitch name.
Step 5: Click Update
When you have the perfect username, click Update at the bottom of the window.
Your username will update and go on display for everyone to see. But do keep in mind, the next time you log into Twitch with your username, you must use the new one.
Change Your Name on Twitch: The Rules
These days, you can’t choose just any username. There are some rules. While most of us pick relatively harmless Twitch handles, the company implemented a username policy to keep everyone respectful.
Here are some of the rules you should review before changing your name on Twitch:
- It can’t break the law (clearly)
- It must be free of violence and threats
- No hate speech or conduct
- Don’t use your name to harass people
- Don’t copy anyone else’s username
- Don’t reference hate groups, terrorist organizations, or try to exploit children
Clearly, there are just some names you shouldn’t display on Twitch, so before you change your name, ensure others won’t see it as a violation.
If You Need Help With Choosing a New Twitch Name
Naturally, everyone on Twitch will see your username. So it needs to be simple enough for people to type in the search bar and catchy enough for people to recognize. While this may seem simple, you may need some help to come up with ideas for the perfect Twitch name.
But don’t worry, if you’re struggling (your author definitely struggled), we’ll help you through the process!
Make a List
We’ll start with the basics. Grab a pen and paper and jot down your ideas. If you don’t have any, make a list of words or phrases that represent who you want to be on Twitch. Then, choose words and mash them together to see how they look.
If you have the fortunate problem of coming up with too many really good names for Twitch, make a pros and cons table. Then, narrow it down until you have the name you want to change to on Twitch.
Use a Name Generator
For our readers who find themselves completely lost, there are username generators available online for free. For example, JimPix has one where you can input your name and get a series of usernames. NordPass is another great username generator where you add keywords to get username ideas.
Take advantage of free username generators to get better ideas before you change your name on Twitch.
Change It Up
What happens when you choose the perfect Twitch name, but you can’t change it because someone else has it? Well, you can start the entire process over, or change it up! Of course, starting over is a bit tedious when you’ve set your sights on something that really represents who you are and what your channel is about.
When you can’t completely start over, try adding some symbols or changing letters. For example, if your desired username is History-Computer but that’s taken, try Hist0ry_C0mputer. This is an easy way to get your username while keeping it simple enough for your fans to find you!
Twitch makes it so easy to change your username. The hardest part is coming up with something that perfectly represents your channel. Fortunately, there are ways around that too! Follow the steps above to change your name, or read through our sections for more help with understanding the guidelines or picking your new name.
|Step 1||Go to Your Twitch Profile|
|Step 2||Click Settings|
|Step 3||Click the Pen Icon Next to Username|
|Step 4||Type Your New Username|
|Step 5||Click Update|
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