How to Change Your TikTok Username

Instasize Team
July 9, 2024

How to Change Your TikTok Username

If you’re here, you probably want to switch up your TikTok handle. Maybe that username you created on a whim isn't cutting it anymore. No worries. Let's get it sorted out.

Why Change Your TikTok Username?

  • You’ve outgrown your old username.
  • Personal rebranding.
  • Making it more searchable or professional.
  • Just for fun!

Requirements for Changing Your TikTok Username

Before you dive in, there are a few things you need to know:

  • Can’t be the same as your current username.
  • Must be between 2 to 24 characters long.
  • Only letters, numbers, underscores, and periods are allowed.

How to Change TikTok Username on Mobile

  1. Open TikTok App: Launch the app and log into your account.
  2. Go to Profile: Tap on the ‘Profile’ icon at the bottom right corner.
  3. Edit Profile: Tap 'Edit Profile' underneath your profile picture.
  4. Change Username: Tap the 'Username' field, delete the old one, and enter your new username.
  5. Save: Tap ‘Save’ to secure your new username.

And you’re done. Super simple, right?

How to Change TikTok Username on Desktop

  1. Open TikTok Website: Visit the TikTok website and log in.
  2. Go to Profile: Click on your profile picture at the top right corner.
  3. Edit Profile: Click 'Edit Profile' on your profile page.
  4. Change Username: Click on the 'Username' field, delete your current one, and enter your new username.
  5. Save: Hit 'Save' to finalize the change.

Same process, just on a bigger screen.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often can I change my TikTok username?

You can change your username once every 30 days.

What happens to my old username?

Once you change it, your old username becomes available for anyone to use.

Can I change my username to match my other social media handles?

Absolutely. Just make sure the new username meets TikTok’s guidelines.

Will changing my username affect my followers?

Nope. Your followers, likes, and videos will stay intact. It’s just a new identity.

Whether you’re rebranding or just feeling a change, switching your TikTok username is quick and painless. If you’re editing photos or videos for TikTok, check out Instasize to make sure your content looks its best with features like image resizing, video resizing, and more. Happy TikToking!