Learning how to change name on Instagram is quite handy.
After all, mastering the steps is essential if you want to make minor tweaks or a complete overhaul to your clients’ Instagram names and usernames.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to change your clients’ names and usernames, and also offer some tips to consider during the process.
Instagram usernames and display names are not the same.
The display name appears on your profile right below your profile picture or avatar.
Display names don’t need to be unique and can include special characters and emojis.
You can change your Instagram display name twice within 14 days.
On the other hand, your Instagram username shows at the top of your profile and the end of your Instagram profile’s URL.
Insta usernames must be:
If you switch names, you can change it to the old username within 14 days—if no other user has claimed it.
Important note: If your clients didn’t change their usernames and display names before deactivating their accounts, they will have the same ones after reactivation.
You can help your clients change their Instagram usernames through the mobile or web app.
With these steps, switching to a new Instagram name and username on Instagram.com is pretty easy.
Step 1: Go to the Instagram web app
Open your browser and go to Instagram.com.
Log into your client’s Instagram account and click Profile on the left-side menu or the upper right corner.
Step 2: Edit the profile
Select Edit Profile.
Click Personal details under Meta Accounts Center.
Select the Instagram profile that needs the name changed.
Step 3: Change the name and username
Replace the name by typing your desired username.
Click Done, and you’re good to go.
Changing your client’s Instagram username follows the same process, except you select the Username instead of the Name option in Step 3.
Type the new username in the designated field.
Remember that changing your client’s username will also change their Instagram account address.
Sometimes, Instagram will review username changes if the account reaches a lot of people or has many followers. You’ll get a notification when the review is done.
The change should immediately reflect on your client’s profile if the new username is available and doesn’t need to be reviewed.
Your client’s followers can also get notified of the username change.
You can update your client’s other Instagram profile details to reflect the name change.
Change your client’s display name and username on the Instagram app with these easy steps:
Step 1: Open the Instagram mobile app
Launch Instagram on your phone and log into your client’s account.
Tap on your client’s profile icon at the bottom right corner of your screen.
Step 2: Edit the Instagram profile
Tap Edit profile.
Step 3: Replace the name or username
Select Name or Username and type the new one.
Tap the check (✔️) icon to update the Instagram profile information and save the name change.
The process is pretty much the same on an iOS and Android app, with slight differences in the mobile apps’ profile page interface.
You can edit other profile information, such as changing the link in the bio, especially if you changed to a new landing and home page.
Changing your client’s Instagram name and username can impact their audience engagement.
After all, followers know your clients by that name, and switching to a new one can get confusing.
So before you hit that Change Name or Change Username button, consider the following:
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Remember to create clear and professional Instagram usernames. Avoid anything considered offensive or violating the platform’s Community Guidelines.
Potential violations can get your client’s Instagram account blocked or restricted by other users and banned by the platform.
Managing your clients’ Instagram and other social media profiles and content can be chaotic—but not you’re using Vista Social as your social media management platform.
Vista Social’s awesome and handy Instagram management features help you:
Vista Social has more amazing features, including a social inbox to simplify collaboration within your internal team and manage audience engagement seamlessly.
It also offers Instagram reports to help you gain valuable insights into content performance.
Switching your clients’ Instagram display and user names is a breeze.
Simply consider the tips before changing the name, follow this guide, and you’re all set.
Also, remember to streamline and simplify managing your clients’ Instagram and other social media posts and profiles with Vista Social.
Create your Vista Social account to get a first-hand look at all the platform’s nifty SMM features and functionalities.
About the Author
Jimmy Rodela is a social media and content marketing consultant with over 9 years of experience, with work appearing on sites such as Business.com, Yahoo, SEMRush, and SearchEnginePeople. He specializes in social media, content marketing, SaaS, small business strategy, marketing automation, and content development.
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