Change your Twitch username and display name

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Change my Twitch username and display name? Amazon's Twitch is the world's leading streaming platform for gamers, leaving behind YouTube Gaming.

Various gamers broadcast live while playing games like Fortnite or Minecraft and many of their fans watch their gameplay. And live streaming is definitely the most engaging and popular content on the internet.

Now on Twitch, like any other platform, you need to create your username and display name. And people use different kinds of unique usernames on Twitch.



Ma What if someone gets bored and now wants to change their Twitch username or display name? Well, a while back, Twitch didn't let anyone change their username. But that has changed and now you can easily change your Twitch name in minutes. And in this article, we'll show you how you can do that.

We'll also show you how to change the color of your Twitch name. Yup! This is very possible. It means you can choose the color you want your name to appear in during the chat. So let's start this fun learning journey.

Change your Twitch username and display name

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Twitch allows you to change your username to another one if available. However, you can only change your username once every 2 months. Therefore, it's best to change your username if you're sure because you won't be able to change it again for 60 days.


On the other hand, you can change your display name whenever you want, there is no time limit for that.

Change your Twitch username

So, if you've decided you want to change your username, follow the steps below.


  • 1. Log into your Twitch account with your current username and password.
  • 2. Now, click on your profile picture in the upper right corner of the screen.

  • 3. From the list of options presented, click Settings.

  • 4. You will now come to your Twitch profile settings, scroll down to see your username and display name.
  • 5. If it has been two months since you changed your username, you will see an Edit (pencil) icon in front of your username. Click on it.

  • 6. You will now be taken to the next screen. Type in your new username and you'll get a green checkmark if the username is available. If so, click Update.

  • 7. Next, you'll need to confirm the update by typing in your Twitch password.

Change your Twitch display name

In much the same way, since you changed your username, you can also change your display name. Follow the same steps we discussed above to find the display name section just below your username.

Now type in your new display name and click Save Changes. (Note: You can also capitalize alphabets in your display name.)


What happens when you change your username?

It is quite common that someone wonders what exactly happens when they change their Twitch username. Well, when the username is changed, your channel URL changes automatically, so you don't have to manually update the URL.


However, the old URL, which was set up based on your old username, doesn't redirect to your new URL. Other than that, nothing else is affected on your channel, from your profile picture to your subscribers, everything remains intact.

Do you want to recover your old username?

Sometimes it happens that you change your username to another one, but for some reason you want to go back to your old username. Well, when you change your username to another, Twitch keeps your old username for 6 months.

This means that your old username will not be available to anyone during that time. However, after 6 months, Twitch may release your old username to the group for new users. Then you will have to wait 6 months and then try your luck.

Change the color of the Twitch name

If you are someone who chats quite frequently on different live streams, then you know the importance of the username color that appears while chatting.

The different colors make everyone in the chat stand out to some extent. And surprisingly, you can change the color of your username in chats very easily.

To do this, you must be in the chat. And once you are in the message bar, you will need to write/color in the message bar and then send it.

For example, if I want to change the color of my username to Blue, I'll have to issue the command /color Blue.



And if you're not sure what color options are available, give the bot the /color command. You will now be able to see all the colors you can choose from. Unfortunately, there is no black color.

Also, it takes a few seconds for the change to take effect, so don't be disappointed if you can't see the changed color of your username right away.

Change your Twitch name and color on mobile

If you don't use Twitch on desktop that often and would like to change your username on the Twitch mobile app, unfortunately it's not possible.

However, you can log into your Twitch account on your mobile web browser and then change your username using the desktop site. If you do, you will have to follow exactly the same steps that we have already discussed above.

Now, not being able to change the username from the mobile app can be disappointing. But you will be happy to know that you can change the username color using the app.

For that, you'll need to be in the chat and type the same command we used to change the username color on the desktop.

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Conclusion

Changing your twitch username and display name is not such a difficult task if you follow these simple steps, we hope your doubts have been cleared, if you think something is missing, leave your comment below.


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