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How to Change Your Twitch Name on the Mobile App

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So you’ve decided you want to change your username or you’ve just grown out of your username on Twitch. Luckily the change process to change your username is really easy on the twitch website and the twitch app. So here is a step-by-step guide on how to change your Twitch username with the help of the mobile app.

How to Change Your User Name on Twitch on an Android Mobile Device

First I will be explaining how you can change your twitch name on your android phone. Before you begin to change your username on twitch, you will have to make sure that you have a verified email. Otherwise, you will not be able to change your username.

  1. Step 1

    twitch profile page mobile app

    Open the Twitch app on your phone and click on the profile picture that you can find in the top left corner.

  2. Step 2

    twitch account settings mobile app

    This will open your account menu, where you can find various settings for your Twitch.

  3. Step 3

    twitch settings account mobile app

    Go to your account settings.

  4. Step 4

    twitch profile settings mobile app

    Click on Account, that you can find at the top of the list. This will lead you to your profile settings section.

  5. Step 5

    twitch edit profile mobile app

    Click on edit profile, here you can change your username, profile picture and your bio.

  6. Step 6

    twitch change username mobile app

    Tap on username, this will open a new screen with a button that says “Change Username”.

  7. Step 7

    twitch edit username on mobile app

    Click on the button and you will be able to change your username.

  8. Step 8

    Write your new username, making sure that it shows you a green checkmark, this is Twitch’s way of showing that the username actually available to use for your profile. It will also automatically change your Display name and your profile URL.

  9. Step 9

    Click save/update and fill in your Twitch password and click verify. You have now successfully changed your Twitch name.

    Now you have changed your Twitch username, just make sure that you update your Twitch URL wherever you have your Twitch profile linked, so people can still get to your new channel.

How to Change Your Twitch Username on an Apple mobile device

If you instead use an apple device to get on Twitch, then it won’t have the exact same interface but it is mostly the same steps. Just like with the android phone, you need to make sure you have a verified email address.

  1. Step 1

    Open the Twitch mobile app.

  2. Step 2

    twitch profile page iphone ios mobile app

    Click on your profile icon in the top right corner, this will open up the account settings menu.

  3. Step 3

    twitch account settings iphone ios mobile app

    Click on “my channel” to go to your profile.

  4. Step 4

    twitch edit profile iphone ios mobile app

    Click on “Edit Profile” which you can find in the top right corner.

  5. Step 5

    twitch edit profile settings iphone ios mobile app

    You now have found your profile settings section, where you have the option to change your Twitch username, your display name on Twitch, your bio and your profile picture. Since you want to change your Twitch username, you have to click on Username.

  6. Step 6

    twitch change username iphone ios mobile app

    This will give you a new screen with a button that says “Change Username”.

  7. Step 7

    twitch change name iphone ios mobile app

    Now you can change your username, this will also automatically change your display name on Twitch and your channel URL.

  8. Step 8

    Click “Save”, fill in your Twitch password and click “verify”. You have now successfully changed your username. You can’t change your username for at least 60 days now and your old username will be put in with the rest of the abandoned usernames. These will be returned to available usernames for other users after 6 months.

Twitch Name Requirements

There are also some rules to what you can and can’t have as your Twitch username. This is to make sure that the community is safe and inclusive for everyone. So if you want to change your twitch username, then make sure your username doesn’t contain something that would violate any of the following rules:

  • Breaking the Law, including Terrorism and Child Exploitation
  • Violence and Threats
  • Hateful Conduct
  • Harassment and Sexual Harassment
  • Unauthorized Sharing of Private Information
  • Impersonation
  • Glorification of natural or violent tragedies
  • Self-Destructive Behavior
  • References to recreational drugs, hard drugs, and drug abuse, with exceptions for alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana
  • References to sexual acts, genital, or sexual fluids

It is also against user guidelines to change your username to circumvent community timeouts.

Conclusion

So even when you don’t have access to the Twitch desktop app, you still wanted to change your username. You can still use your phone to change your username and since it’s so easy to do, you can easily get a new username on Twitch.

About the Author

Onyxia

Onyxia is a content creator college student from the Netherlands, who recently got into streaming. She loves to share her knowledge and love for writing and streaming with people and is also passionate about building an understanding and open-minded community.

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