Have you outgrown your TikTok name, or do you want to take your content in a different direction? TikTok makes it super easy to change your profile name or TikTok username.
Learn how in this quick guide.
How to Change Your TikTok Username
If your TikTok username, which has an “@” symbol in front of it, no longer fits you, changing it is easy:
Step 1: Tap Your Profile
Launch the TikTok app and log in. Tap the “Me” icon in the bottom right corner.
Step 2: Select ‘Edit Profile’
From there, you can choose between “Name” and “Username.” Select “Username.”
Step 3: Choose a New Username and Type it In
TikTok will accept your new username if it’s unique, stays within the character limit, and only uses allowed characters.
Step 4: Hit ‘Save’
You’re all done! TikTok will update your username right away.
How to Change Your TikTok Profile Name
You can change your TikTok profile name, also known as your display name, as often as you want.
Step 1: Go to Your Profile
Use the “Me” icon in the bottom left to go to your profile.
Step 2: Tap ‘Edit Profile’ and Select ‘Name’
You’ll be able to enter your new name from there. TikTok allows users to enter up to 30 characters, and profile names don’t have to be unique.
Step 3: Hit ‘Save’
TikTok immediately updates your name once you hit “Save”, and others will be able to find you by searching for your new name.
What Should You Know Before Changing Your Name on TikTok?
You can only change your TikTok username once every 30 days. Your new TikTok username can contain:
- Periods — but not at the end of your username
You can change your TikTok profile name as often as you like. Remember that this name is publically visible and that it’s generally best to avoid using your full legal name to protect your privacy.
A Final Word
Changing your TikTok username or display name is ridiculously quick and easy — once you choose your new name, you’ll be done in less than a minute.
Just go to your profile, choose “Edit Profile”, and select “Name” or “Username.” Enter your new TikTok name, and the platform will update your info as soon as you hit “Save.”