Twitter is one of the oldest social media platforms. Initially, Twitter was a home for all the ‘official’ news and celebrities’ actions. It was primarily used by high profiles to keep up with their fans around the world or update with the recent news. However, today Twitter has become a common ‘gossip’ spot for everyone.
With its increasing popularity, there are various features that drive people more towards Twitter than any other social media platform. Due to its easy accessibility and loving community, everyone loves using Twitter to keep up with everything that’s going on globally.
Now, let’s talk about the primary concern. When you create an account on Twitter, you can set a username that is basically your identity on the platform. People can find you on Twitter through that username. Unfortunately, usernames are unique and cannot be replicated. For instance, if someone has a username, ‘XYZ,’ you cannot keep the same as them.
Sometimes, when you want to set up your username, you will see a notification ‘This username is already taken.’ We understand how frustrating it is to find another username when you come up with something but see someone else using it.
Fortunately, you can ensure to check username availability easily. This will help you with suggestions for new usernames, so you don’t have to spend time manually checking each username’s availability.
In this blog, we will be exploring all these methods to help you find the best username that suits your personality and your profile, in general. So, let’s get into the details right away!
Method to Check Twitter Username Availability
To find a Twitter username, you should choose a more extended name, up to ten characters, which will increase the possibility of getting a username. You can check the availability of the username by yourself in the following ways.
Open the Twitter login page and sign in to your account. Next, head on to the “home” page and click “More,” then select “Settings & Privacy.” Go to “Account” and head to “Account Information.” You will be asked to input the password of your Twitter account for security purposes. Enter your password and select “Username.” Enter the chosen username and check the availability.
You can even check the availability of a Twitter username on the Internet using username availability checker websites. Here’s how you can do it.
Step 1: Open Google and search for “Twitter Username availability checker” and hit the search button.
You will get to see various search results on the screen. You can choose anyone according to your choice because every tool works the same way with a similar algorithm and gives the best result. Therefore, click any and open the website.
Most of the websites are open source, and you do not have to “sign-up” for them.
Step 2: Enter the desired username and search. To see the availability of the selected username, add it to the tool. Input the username and hit the “check” or “search” button. After that, the tool will show you the results.
Step 3: Ensure that the username is available for use.
Some tools will show results in the form of percentages or will simply show–available or not available. You can check the username by putting it in the username section of the Twitter account. If it shows “Available,” you can use the username on your Twitter.
The Official Way to Check the Twitter Username Availability
We will briefly discuss the easy way to check the availability of the Twitter username mentioned in the beginning.
You have the chance to check the availability of usernames in the accounts section. Checking the username availability on the Twitter application itself is the most beneficial way. Here’s how you can check the username availability on Twitter.
Step 1: Go to ‘Twitter.com’ on your PC or laptop and log in to your account. After logging into your account it will take you to the home page. You will see posts in the center, and on the left, you will find an option list. In the options list, click on “More.”
If you are on the phone, you will instantly find the “more” button on the screen by clicking on the “Username” button on the screen’s left side.
Step 2: Go to “Settings and Privacy.” When you click on the “More” option, a list of options will show up on the screen. After that, click on “Settings and Privacy.” In the “Settings and Privacy” section, you will see the options to check the username’s availability and change the username.
Step 3: After clicking on “Settings and Privacy,” you will see the “Settings” section. Click on it, and you will see the foremost option, “Your Account.”
Select “Your Account,” and on the right side of the screen, you will see some options coming up. Choose the “Account Information,” and it will show you information related to your account. For username availability, go to the “username” section.
Step 4: Enter your account’s password for security purposes and click on “Confirm.” If you do not remember the password, you can click on “Forgot Password?” and change your current password.
After entering the password, click on “Username.”
Step 5: On the “Username” box, put the username and check its availability. If the username is available, it will be shown below the username box.
Also, if the username is unavailable, Twitter will suggest similar usernames to the username entered in the box.
How to Find the Desired Twitter Username
Be realistic when creating an account for Twitter. You will never get a Twitter username with your first name. There are lots of accounts, and the probability of getting a username with your first and last name is extremely low.
If any other person takes up the username, you can ask them politely to give up the username. It is their decision whether they will give up the username or not. If you have a large company and need the username at any cost, you offer them some compensation for that username to the owner.
Sometimes, Twitter closes accounts of users who have been inactive for way too long. In such cases, the username is available to regular users.
Whether it is scrolling for memes, catching up with your favorite celebrity news, or yet another Hollywood gossip, you can find everything on Twitter. One of the reasons why we love Twitter is due to its amazing community – the one that makes you feel at home!
After a long day of work, it doesn’t hurt to scroll through Twitter for a good laugh that eases your stress. Moreover, you can find like-minded people that share similar interests and thoughts like you, making it easier for you to communicate.
Whether you want to create a new Twitter account or just want to change your existing username, finding one that is not taken by someone else can be challenging. Considering millions of users on Twitter, it can get frustrating to find a unique username.
If you are stuck in a similar situation, you can follow the methods given above and find your ideal username!
With that, we hope you find our article helpful. Did we miss any method? Let us know in the comment section below!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long is the username available for a user?
Your username and your account will be available if you log in once for at least every six months. Accounts with prolonged inactivity are removed permanently.
2. How to take a username that is already taken by someone else?
You cannot take a username that has already been taken by someone else. You can either politely ask the user to give up on the username or change the username minutely by adding numbers or underscores.
3. What to do if the username I want is already taken by someone else?
Twitter will show you if the username you want is already taken. In such cases, you have no other option but to switch to a different username. You can always add variables in between to keep it unique.