How to change your Instagram username in the app or online

Change your Instagram Username in the app

When it comes to social media, your username represents who you are. And while most times, you don’t want to change that username because of this, there might be other times when you must. Maybe your username includes your last name that has recently changed or maybe you’re in an uncomfortable situation in that network.

Here, we’ll show you how easy it is to change your username on Instagram, both in the app and online.

Your Instagram username

Change your Instagram username in the app

If you use the Instagram app, changing your username there takes only a few taps with these steps.

1) Tap your photo to open your profile.

2) At the top, tap Edit Profile.

3) Tap the Username field and enter your new username.

4) Tap Done and then tap Done once more on your profile screen.

Change your Instagram Username in your Profile on iPhone

Change your Instagram username online

To change your username on the Instagram website, head there and sign in. Then follow these steps.

1) On the top right, click your photo and select Profile.

2) Next to your current username, click Edit Profile.

3) In the Username box, enter your new username.

4) Hit the Submit button at the bottom.

Change your Instagram Username in your profile online

Notes on changing your username

Although you can change your Instagram username, this may make it more difficult for new friends and followers to find you.

Also, if you plan to only change your username for a short time and then go back to it later, be sure to tap or click the Learn More link below the Username field. This is available both in the app and online and will give you brief details on switching to a previously used username.

In addition, Instagram offers this information for changing your username:

Keep in mind, if your account reaches a lot of people, your username change may need to be reviewed. If so, you’ll be notified when we’ve completed a review. If not, your username will change immediately if available. Your followers may be notified of your username change.

Wrapping it up

Whether you need a new Instagram username for a good reason or an unpleasant one, the company makes it easy to do no matter where you use Instagram.

For more, take a look at how to change your Skype name as well.