As your Twitch channel grows and evolves, you may find that your username no longer lines up with the content on your channel. This is important because your username is tied into your Twitch URL and it’s what people see on your Twitch channel page. Thankfully, if you decide to change your username Twitch makes that easy to do, but the only caveat is that you can only change your Twitch channel name every 60 days. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video above and the image collection located beneath the steps.
Steps to Change Twitch Username on Mobile
- Launch the Twitch app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You’ll land on your Twitch home screen.
- Tap your profile icon at the top of the screen to open the Account window.
- Scroll down the Account window, and then tap “Account Settings.” The Settings screen is displayed.
- Tap “Account” in this menu. The Account window is shown.
- Tap “Edit Profile.” The Edit Profile window is displayed.
- Tap “Username.” The Change Username window is shown, letting you know that you can only update your Twitch username every 60 days, and that any updates will take effect immediately. Additionally, you’ll be notified that the username you’re changing from will be released back into the pool of available names after six months.
- Tap “Change Username.” The Change Username window is displayed.
- Enter the username you want to change to use on Twitch in this field. In this example, I’ll switch from Max Dalton Tutorials to Max Dalton YouTube. If the name is available you’ll see a green check mark above the Username field. Tap “Save” after entering your new Twitch username. A Nice To Meet You Again message is displayed, confirming that your Twitch username change was successful.
- Tap “Done.” You’ll be routed back to the Edit Profile screen where you’ll see your new Twitch username displayed in the Username field.
Reasons to Change Your Twitch Username on Mobile
Having a unique and memorable username can help users build their brand and stand out on Twitch. Changing their username can make it easier for followers to find and remember them, leading to a more engaged community.
Consolidate Social Media Branding
Having a consistent username across all social media platforms can help build a strong personal brand. Changing a Twitch username to match the user’s other usernames can help increase recognition and make it easier for followers to find them.
Reflect Personal Growth
As Twitch users grow and evolve, their interests and personal brand may change. Updating their username to reflect these changes can help them connect with the right audience and continue to build their community.
Having a unique username is important to avoid any confusion or disputes with other Twitch users. Changing their username can help users avoid any potential conflicts and ensure their channel stands out.
Twitch Guideline Compliance
To maintain a positive and inclusive environment, Twitch has guidelines for appropriate usernames. If a user’s current username violates these guidelines, changing it can help them comply with Twitch’s policies and avoid any potential issues.