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How to change your TikTok username?

Mar 7, 20222 min readRahul Sathyakumar

If you have been using TikTok for a while, you would like to change your username just like me. When we are opening an account for the first time, it's not easy to come up with creative usernames or profile names on such short notice.

You might want to reinvent your profile by deleting old videos and adding a new username that would suit the type of content you create. Or you simply dislike your current username, which is attached to every single video you post.

Whatever the scenario, changing your username on TikTok is super easy and which you can do with a few steps. You might want to know how to update TikTok first before you can make changes to your account.

Before changing your username, you need to know that once you change your username, it takes 30 days before you can switch to a new one.

Before deciding on one, it is probably reasonable to brainstorm more ideas for your new username.

If you are a new user, wait for 30 days.


How to change your TikTok username?


Step 1: Open TikTok.

Grab your device and search for TikTok among your list of apps. Tap it to open it.


Step 2: Profile

Tap the "me" icon at the bottom right corner of your feed to open your profile.


Step 3: Edit Profile.

Once you have opened your profile, tap "Edit Profile."


Step 4: Username

You will see several options to edit your profile, like changing your profile picture, profile name, username and bio.

Tap on username and delete your old name. Enter a new one.


Step 5: Save

Tap "Save" to save all changes you made to your profile. If the new username is not available, the app will notify you of the same.

You can go back and enter a new username.