How to change your username on Twitch

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Do you want to change your username on Twitch and don’t know how to do it? In this tutorial, we tell you how you can quickly change it.

There are several reasons why you might want to change your username on Twitch. One of the main ones is that you created it a long time ago, and you don’t like it anymore, or maybe you’ll start broadcasting live instead of just watching; that’s why you need a new name that identifies you.

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Whatever the reason, if you have a Twitch account and don’t know how to change your username, this platform allows you to change your profile name on occasion, but you have to meet certain requirements. 

Furthermore, there are several options for those who are more “visible” on the platform and usually comment on streams or even broadcast live. This article will explain the requirements and steps you need to follow to change your username on Twitch.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO CHANGE USER NAME ON TWITCH?

As I told you, Twitch asks for some conditions so that we can change the username. First, verify our email address associated with Twitch.

If you have already done so, it will allow you to change your username if you meet the second requirement. If you haven’t verified your email yet when you join Twitch, all you have to do is click on the notice that appears above and wait for the verification email to arrive. Then follow the steps mentioned in that email.

Another requirement is that you haven’t changed your username for 60 days. Therefore, if you decide to change your name now, you won’t be able to do it again for 60 days. And if you have changed it before and two months have not yet passed, you will have to wait.

Before changing your Twitch name, you need to take into account some important points, as well as the fact that you won’t be able to change it again until after 60 days.

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  • Twitch Streaming Stats will be reset – changing the Twitch name will erase any streaming stats you had saved, as they are not associated with the new name. Therefore, it is advisable to export the statistics.
  • Revenue is not lost: If you have earned on Twitch through user subscriptions, you will not lose it when you change your name.
  • You cannot redirect your old user link to the new one – remember to change the links to your user on Twitch when you change your username, as changing the name will render the old one unusable; Twitch does not redirect, and the user will not find you.
  • The original name will not be available for 6 months: if you decide to revert to your original name, you will have to wait at least 6 months to get it back. This is the time when the username will be available again.

STEPS TO CHANGE USER NAME ON TWITCH

Now, yes, let’s proceed with the steps. First, you need to log into the Twitch website from your browser. Then click on your profile icon. It appears in the upper right area.

In the menu, select “Settings.” Finally, in the “Profile” option, scroll down to where “Profile Settings” is displayed. 

Two options will be displayed here. The first allows you to change your Twitch username. That is, the one to use to log into your account. The second option allows you to change this username for the public. 

The name cannot be different from the Twitch account, but we can add uppercase and lowercase letters. This way, users can see it more amazing.

After choosing your username, click the “Save Changes” button. Hello, your username will have been changed.

In conclusion, it is extremely easy to change your username on Twitch. But when modifying it, you need to be aware of the complications that could arise if you don’t consider the prerequisites or warnings. 

Therefore, it is very important to choose a username that can be used for a long time to avoid going through this whole process.

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