Using a browser instead of downloading the dedicated app is one of the ways to access Twitch. The advantage of not relying on the platform you are using is there in the browser version. No matter the device you open in the process would be the same, as long as you are connected to the web. Follow these steps to Change Username on Twitch using a browser:

  1. Open the Twitch website in your browser.  You can also type in the address bar.
  2. The browser will default to the mobile website version if you are using a mobile device. In the mobile browser version of Twitch, you will not be able to change your username. To switch to desktop mode: From the upper right corner of the screen, tap on the three dots icon.
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  3. Tap on ‘Desktop site’ on the menu that appears. Then return to the home page and follow the next steps.
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  4. Click or tap on your Profile Icon. This will be in the upper right corner of your screen.
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  5. Click or tap on Settings, in the dropdown menu that appears.
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  6. Click on ‘Profile’, in the Settings menu. This will be on the tab options found on the upper portion of the menus.
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  7. Till you get to the Profile Settings portion, scroll down. Select the edit button placed at the right of your username. This icon will look like a pencil.
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  8. A new window will arise asking you to type your new username. Type it in. Then click or tap on Update.
  9. You will be told to type your password. Click confirm after you have done so.
  10. Your username has been changed. Now you can navigate out of this window. You will be notified by email of the name change.

Please note that your account should have a verified email, to change your username. Twitch will prompt you to verify your email address before you will be able to continue the name change process If your account does not have it.

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How to Change Your Username on a Windows, Mac, or Chromebook PC

Changing your username is practically the same as using the web browser version, barring a few steps if you have the desktop app. Do the following to change your username on Twitch on a computer :

  1. Open the Twitch desktop app on your computer.
  2. Log into your account.
  3. On the app window. Then click on your profile icon. It will be present in the upper right corner of the screen.
  4. From the dropdown menu, click on Settings.
  5. Look for Profile in the tabs, in the Settings menu. Click on it.
  6. Until you see Profile Settings, scroll down. Select the edit icon found in the right of your username.
  7. The next steps are similar to the web browser version. Type your desired new username. Then click on Update. Follow the confirmation message.
  8. Using the Twitch icon on the upper left corner of the screen, return to the home screen.

You will need to have a verified email address to continue the name change, similar to the web version. In addition, you will need to enter a code that will be sent to your phone, if you have enabled two-factor authentication.

How to Change Your Username on Twitch on an Android Mobile Device

The change username option is not available even if you can edit a lot of your Profile settings on the Twitch mobile app. You will use your phone’s web browser to access the Twitch website or have to use the desktop app. Follow the instructions as provided either below the browser version or the desktop version above.

How to Change Your Username on Twitch on an iPhone

The iPhone Twitch app won’t have the option to change your username as with Android. Either open Twitch on your phone’s web browser or use a computer. Refer to the instructions as given in the desktop app or web version above to change your username.

Additional FAQ

Below are some of the most popular questions asked whenever discussions regarding Twitch name changes take place.

  • How long does it take for the user name to update after changing in Twitch?

Twitch name changes are updated immediately. Your username will change as soon as you navigate away from the window when you tap or click on the Update button in the last step of the name change process.

  • How do I change my user name color in Twitch?

As a way to differentiate your messages from the rest, name colors are an option in Twitch chat. Either in the desktop app or by accessing the desktop web browser, this can be changed. You’ll either have to use your device’s web browser or a computer if you’re using the Twitch mobile app. Do the following to change your name color:

  • Type in the command “/color” followed by the color name, while the chatbox is open.
  • The available colors are Blue, Green, Red, Dodger Blue for non-Twitch Turbo users.

CadetBlue, BlueViolet, Coral, YellowGreen, SpringGreen, SeaGreen, OrangeRed, HotPink, GoldenRod, Firebrick, and Chocolate. You can use any color hex value that you want if you’re a Twitch Turbo user.

  • How often can I change my username on Twitch?

Once every 60 days, name changes can be made. As the URL of your Twitch page will change automatically when you change your username, this isn’t recommended though. you’ll either have to inform old subscribers of the change or provide a redirect link yourself as your old URL will not redirect automatically to your new one.

  • Can other people use my old username?

For about six months, Twitch will hold any unused names out of the available name pool. Anyone who wishes to use the name will be allowed to do so after six months. They will either have to be lucky and guess your old name by chance or to be informed of its availability specifically as Twitch doesn’t make announcements of old usernames that have become available.

Please note as well that from the available name pool, banned names are permanently removed. Those will not be made available to anyone else and recycled.

  • Can I change my name back to my old one after a name change?

Technically yes, but not immediately. A system for someone who has undergone a name change to switch back to an old one is not present. For the particular name to be available again in the name pool, you will have to wait the length of 60 days after the last name change or six months.

You can take back your old name if the name is still free after six months and you haven’t recently changed names for 60 days. It’s always a good idea to think twice before doing so because this is a rather inconvenient process.