How to Change Twitch Username on Mobile


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 the YouTube video below.

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Steps to Change Twitch Username on Mobile

  1. Launch the Twitch app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You’ll land on your Twitch home screen.
  2. Tap your profile icon at the top of the screen to open the Account window.
  3. Scroll down the Account window, and then tap “Account Settings.” The Settings screen is displayed.
  4. Tap “Account” in this menu. The Account window is shown.
  5. Tap “Edit Profile.” The Edit Profile window is displayed.
  6. 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.
  7. Tap “Change Username.” The Change Username window is displayed.
  8. 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.
  9. 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

1. Memorable Username

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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Avoid Conflict

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.

5. 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.

About Max

Max has nearly 20 years of experience working in IT across three different industries in project management and management capacities: publishing, telecommunications and healthcare. He holds the following degrees and certifications: BS Communications, MA Communications, MBA and Project Management Professional (PMP). His tutorial-focused YouTube channel earned more than 100,000 subscribers in its first four years, and currently has more than 160,000 subscribers, 110,000,000 video views and an insane 2.4 million hours of watch time. Max enjoys learning new technology, reading and collecting comic books, listening to audiobooks and playing video games.

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