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How to change your TikTok username and nickname

Does your TikTok username or nickname no longer suit you? Here’s how you can quickly edit them both.

With more than 1 billion users worldwide, TikTok has grown to become one of the most well-known apps available. New and stranger hashtags and trends are becoming popular every day. As a result, you might want to change your username to reflect the most recent fashion or your personality. Here’s how to change your TikTok name.


Tap Profile in the bottom right, then tap Edit Profile to change your TikTok name. Continue reading our guide if you want to learn more about TikTok’s username and nickname, as well as the specifics of how to change them.

The names on TikTok

There are two types of names on TikTok, your username and your nickname. A username is the @tiktokusername that other TikTok users can use to find your profile or tag you in videos. A nickname is an alias visible at the top of your profile so that others know how to call you.

While a username must be unique to a TikTok account, users can share the same nickname. Luckily, you can tweak both, and the steps are the same no matter what device you’re using.

How to change your username on TikTok

Tap Profile in the bottom right corner, then tap Edit Profile from your account page.

Tap on Username.

Finally, enter the desired username to see if it is available. If it is, you’ll see a green check next to the name.

It’s important to note that you can only change your username once every 30 days. Also, your username can only contain letters, numbers, underscores, and periods. However, you cannot put periods at the end of the username.

How to change your nickname on TikTok

Tap Profile at the bottom right of the screen, then tap Edit Profile on your account page.

Tap on Name.

Type your preferred name, then tap Save.

Nicknames can be up to 30 characters long and include any symbols you like.

Frequent questions

How do I change my name on TikTok?

Go to your profile and tap Edit Profile to change your TikTok username or nickname.

Can I change my TikTok name before 30 days?

You can change your TikTok nickname at any time, but you can only change your username once every 30 days.

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