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How to Change Your Instagram Name

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Carissa
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Choosing your Instagram name can be fun, but difficult. Either way, you may find yourself kicking yourself after thinking of a great name or username after you have already created your account. Thankfully, Instagram has made it possible to change your name and username quite easily without having to jump through a lot of hoops. In this article, we talk about how to change your Instagram name or username, why you would want to change your name, and ways to come up with a good name.

You can easily change your Instagram name or username. However, keep in mind that you can only change your name twice within a 14 day period. There is no limit on how many times you can change your username. 

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Change Your Insta Name

To change your Insta name, you will need to complete the following:

  1. Step 1

    Log into your Instagram account.

  2. Step 2

    Tap your profile picture on the bottom right-hand side of your screen.

  3. Step 3

    Tap on “edit profile.”

  4. Step 4

    Tap on your name and backspace (delete) your current name. (Some phones may bring up a delete icon to the right of your name. Tap that.)

  5. Step 5

    Type in your new name.

  6. Step 6

    Hit the checkpoint (or “done”) in the top right corner.

  7. Step 7

    When it returns back to your profile page, tap the checkpoint in the top right corner again to confirm your changes.

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Change Your Instagram Username

To change your Instagram username, you need to complete the following:

  1. Step 1

    Log into your Instagram account.

  2. Step 2

    Tap your profile picture on the bottom right-hand side of your screen.

  3. Step 3

    Tap on “edit profile.”

  4. Step 4

    Tap on your username and backspace (delete) your current username. (Some phones may bring up a delete icon to the right of your username. Tap that.)

  5. Step 5

    Type in your new username.

  6. Step 6

    Hit the checkpoint (or “done”) in the top right corner.

  7. Step 7

    When it returns back to your profile page, tap the checkpoint in the top right corner again to confirm your changes.

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Reasons to Change Your Instagram Name

There are many different reasons you may want to change your name on Instagram. 

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    Misspelling

    You misspelled your name the first time you typed it in.

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    Life Change

    Your name changed whether it be through marriage, divorce, or any other number of reasons.

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    Privacy

    You may want to update your privacy if you’re planning on enlarging your account to a wider group of followers.

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    Purpose

    The purpose of your Instagram account is changing.

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    Brand Change

    You may be changing your brand name to your company or site.

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    Second Account

    You’re wanting to create a secondary account.

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    Fresh Start

    You may just want to have a fresh start.

Keep in mind when you change your name or username that your current followers may no longer recognize who you are. If you don’t want to lose followers, let them know on your Instagram that you are changing your name. This will help keep them around and keep them engaged. 

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Where to Find a Good Instagram Name

It can be very difficult to come up with a good Instagram name. For some of us, it doesn’t come naturally. If you’re struggling to come up with a good name, keep these things in mind.

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    Simple

    Keep it simple, but memorable.

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    Nickname

    You can use your own name or a nickname.

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    Purpase

    Make sure it matches the purpose of your account – don’t make a username on video games when you’re mainly going to talk about knitting. 

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    Clean

    Keep it clean so it won’t deter any potential followers and it won’t be at risk of being banned. 

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    Creative

    Keep it creative and/or personal to who you are and your interests.

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    Consistant Branding

    Use an old username or name that you have from a different social media or gaming account if it fits with your Instagram account. 

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    Name Generator

    Use a name generator if all else fails. If you’re anything like me who will spend hours trying to think of a cool name, this is a great way to speed up that process. 

In conclusion, your Instagram name can be very important to draw in followers. Try to find one that matches you or your business and try not to change it too often. You want your followers to always be able to find you whether it be on Instagram or any other platform.