Twitch by Amazon is the world’s leading streaming platform for gamers, and so much so that it supersedes YouTube gaming.
Many players play live streams like Fortnite or Minecraft and many of their fans watch their gameplay. And live streaming is definitely one of the most engaging and popular content over the Internet.
Now, on Twitch, like any other platform, you have to create your username and a display name. And people use a variety of unique usernames on twitch. But what if someone is bored and now wants to change their Twitch username or display name?
Well, some time ago Twitch did not allow anyone to change their username. But it has been changed, and now you can change your Twitch name in minutes very easily. And in this article, we are going to show you how you can do this.
Change Twitch User Name and Display Name
If it is available, Twitch will allow you to change your username to something else. However, you can change your username only once every 2 months.
So it is best that if you are sure about it then you can change your username as you will not be able to change it again before 60 days. On the other hand, you can change your display name at any time, there is no time limit for this.
Change Twitch User Name
So, if you have made up your mind that you want to change your username, follow the steps given:-
- Log into your Twitch account with your current username and password.
- Now you have to click on your profile picture on the top right corner of the screen.
- From the presented list of options, click Settings.
- Now, you will reach your twitch profile settings, scroll down to see your username, and display your name.
- If it has been two months since you changed your username, you will be able to see an edit (pencil) icon in front of your username. Click on it.
- Now, you will get to the next screen. Just type in your new username and you will get a green tick when the username is available. If so, click on update.
- Next, you will need to confirm your update by typing in your twitch password.
Change the Twitch Display Name
In the same way, as you have changed your username, you can also change your display name. Follow the same steps that we discussed above to find the Name Display section that is just below your username. Now, type in your new display name and click Save Changes. (Note: You can also capitalize the letters in your display name.)
What happens when you change your username?
It is quite normal for someone to wonder what actually happens when they change their Twitch username. Well, when the username is changed, the URL of your channel changes automatically, so you don’t have to manually update the URL.
However, the old URL that is set according to your old username does not redirect to your new URL at all. Apart from this, everything from your profile picture to your subscribers on your channel is not affected, everything remains intact.
Want to get your old username back?
It sometimes happens that you change your username to something else, but for some reason, you want to revert to your old username. Okay, when you change your username to something else. Then your old username will be kept by Twitch for 6 months.
This means that your old username will not be available to anyone until that period. However, after 6 months, Twitch can release your old username into the pool for new users. So you have to wait for 6 months and then try your luck.
Twitch name change color
If you are someone who chats in various live streams very often, then you will be well aware of the importance of the username that appears during the chat. Different colors make everyone somewhat different. And effectively, you can change the color of your username very easily in chat.
Change the twitch name and color on the desktop
To do this, you have to be on chat. And once you get to the message bar, you have to type / color </ color name> in the message bar and then send it. For example, if I want to change my username to blue, I have to give/color blue command.
And if you are not sure what color options are available, just give the bot a color/command. Now, you will be able to see all the colors you can choose. Unfortunately, there is no black color.
Also, the change takes a few seconds to take effect, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t see the changed color of your username immediately.
Change the twitch name and color on mobile
If you don’t often use Twitch on your desktop and want to change your username on the Twitch mobile app, then, unfortunately, this is not possible. However, you can also log in to your Twitch account on your mobile web browser very easily, and then you can also change the user name using the desktop site.
If you do this, then you have to follow the same steps that we have already discussed above. Now, being unable to change a username from a mobile app can be frustrating.
But you will be very happy to know that you can easily change the color of the username using this app. For that, you have to be on the chat and type in the same command that we have used to change the color of the username using the desktop.
Well, we hope you have learned all the things mentioned in this article well. By now, you should be able to change your twitch name – username, display name, and username color in chat.
Also, keep in mind that you can revert back changes such as display name and username color. But withdrawing old usernames is almost impossible for normal users, so change your username when you’re absolutely sure.