How to change your Twitter Handle?

Are you keen to change your Twitter Handle and give your Twitter account a brand new look and feel? If yes, then here is how to change your Twitter Handle.

shutterstock_7140229The transition of username is carried out effectively in Twitter. If you want to change your Twitter Handle name, you can do it effectively without hampering your present follower count, earlier tweets as well as the direct messages you have received previously. So, you will be able to access the same list as earlier.

For instance, previously if you had your Twitter Handle name as @sweetgirl and now you want to change it to @cutegirl, then your present followers and friends will automatically be transferred to your newly created ID.

Replacing Twitter Handle:

  1. First of all, you need go to the settings of your Twitter account and replace the username from sweetgirl to cutegirl.
  2. Then you need to sign out of Twitter instantly and create a different account by any of your email address. The same email address which you provided earlier will also work fine in this case.
  3. twitter1After that, you are required to use your new handle name as cutegirl for your Twitter account. And also, you need to specify your profile URL to twitter.com/cutegirl. Besides, you can set the description as “this account has been shifted to @cutegirl, kindly follow there”. Or else, you can post a tweet specifying the same context so that it would be easier for your friends and admirers to find and follow you on your new Twitter profile even if you change your Twitter Handle.

However, the only glitch in shifting your Twitter Handle to a new one is that the search engines will not display your new handle instantaneously to people searching for you and they may land in your earlier profile page getting a 404 since your profile would be modified with another nickname.   So, while shifting your Twitter Handle, it is better to retain your previous username before it is allotted to someone else.

twitter_adsHence, by following the above process, you can successfully change your Twitter Handle and at the same time retain the useful data of your previous account efficiently.

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