In this article we will discuss the reasons why you might not be able to change your username on Instagram. We will also cover the impact of changing your username on the URL of your profile. Before attempting to change your username on Instagram you should first choose the name that would be the most appropriate for your account. It should be unique and ideally relate to your personal brand. Then you can change your display name if you wish.
Problems with changing a username on instagram
If you have trouble changing a username on Instagram you’re not the only one! Instagram is a web platform that requires a stable internet connection to function properly. If your connection is erratic you may experience interruptions while transferring data to the app from the remote server. The solution to this problem is to check your internet connection and restart your phone. Then follow the instructions in the email you receive to change your username.
There are several reasons why a username may be banned by Instagram. The most common reason is that it violates the terms of service. A banned username might contain a certain word or be associated with certain conduct. However Instagram does not enforce this rule. If you are unsure of the specific reason try sending a direct message to the account. Alternatively you may be able to change the username yourself but Instagram may block the new username.
Another reason that Instagram may refuse to allow you to change your username is that it locks it for 14 days. If you change your username more than twice in a two-week period you will be notified of an error message. Additionally if you choose a username that has already been used by another account the new username might be taken by someone else. Therefore it’s important to consider the username you’re considering before making the switch.
If you don’t want to risk unfollowing your old account consider changing your username. Instagram will keep your old username for 14 days after your change and will remove the old one after two weeks. While Instagram’s username policy isn’t as strict as Facebook’s you don’t have to use your real name to use it. If you change your name on Facebook you’ll have to remove it from all of your other social media profiles as well.
Impact of changing a username on your profile URL
If you’re not content with the current username of your Facebook profile you may want to consider changing it. If you don’t like your current username there are many steps you can take to make the change. First search for the URL on Google. If you can’t find it try creating a new version of your chosen name. It’s likely that your old username will still be used somewhere so make a backup plan.