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How to change Instagram username ?

Feb 2, 20223 min readParvathy Nair

Unlike other social media platforms that don't allow you to change the Username you made when you were 13, changing your Instagram username is relatively easy.


And we will get to that in a bit before that lets just clear the air about the difference between your display name and your Username. So your display name comes below your Username, and it doesn't have to be unique like your Instagram username, and you can change it as much as you want; there aren't that many restrictions to it. Your Username is the one on top that people use to tag you about an Instagram post, and it has a couple of conditions; they are mentioned below after the steps to change your Username.


So let's get into it


How to change your Instagram Username on your Phone


Step 1. Open Instagram

This is quite obvious go to your phone and then search for Instagram and tap on it to open.


Step 2. Profile Icon

The next step is to go to your profile icon with the display picture on the bottom right corner and tap to open.


Step 3. Edit Profile

You will see the edit profile option under your Instagram bio and tap on it.


Steps on how to change Instagram username


Step 4. Username

Now you can enter your new Username


Step 5. Checkmark

Now that you have decided on the available Username of your choice, you can go ahead and click on the checkmark.


Steps on how to change Instagram username


How to change your Instagram Username on your PC


Step 1. Open Instagram

Go to your browser and then proceed to search for Instagram.com and login


Step 2. Profile Icon

The next step is to go to your profile icon with the display picture on the top right corner and click on it.


Step 3. Settings

Select the settings option from the drop-down box


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Step 4. Edit Profile

You will see the edit profile option on the sidebar and click on it.


Step 5. Username

Now you can enter your new Username


Step 6. Submit

Now that you have decided on the available Username of your choice, you can go ahead and click on the Submit at the bottom of the page.


Steps on how to change Instagram username


Things that should be taken care of while creating a username


  • Only letters, digits, periods, and underscores are allowed

  • The Username is limited to 30 characters.

  • Symbols and other punctuation marks are not permitted in your Username

  • You can only change your Instagram username once in 14 days.

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