How to Change your username on Threads?

You are finally on the Threads app by Instagram and figuring out a way to change your username on Threads app. Believe it or not, changing your username on Threads is more complicated than it should be. It is due to the fact that Threads is closely integrated with Instagram, in such a way that your Threads username is automatically assigned based on your Instagram username.

Therefore, to change your username on Threads, you will have to change it on Instagram first. Don’t worry, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of changing your Instagram username, so that you can update it on Threads and have the username you desire.

We also have a workaround using which you can change your username directly of your Threads account without changing it on Instagram. With that said, let’s dive into the details!

How to Change your username on Threads?

Since we know that for changing your username on the Threads app, you need to first change it on Instagram, here are the step-by-step instructions to do so:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your smartphone.
  2. Tap on your profile icon located at the bottom right.
  3. Tap on the Edit Profile button on your profile page.edit profile option inside instagram profile
  4. Tap on your current Username field.tap on username feild instagram edit profile
  5. On the next screen, delete your current username and type in the new username that you want for Threads.enter new instagram username and save it
  6. Finally, tap on the Done button to save your changes.

Once you have changed your username on Instagram, Threads will automatically update your username to match the new one. You can open the Threads app and go to your profile to see that your username has been updated to match the new username you set on Instagram.

This integration ensures that your Threads username is always synced with your Instagram username.

Change your username on Threads without changing your Instagram username!

However, if you prefer to change your username directly on Threads without going through Instagram, the trick is to create a new Instagram account with your desired username.

And after that you can sign up on Threads app with your new Instagram account and your desired username will be automatically assigned on your Threads account as well.

Please note that this workaround only applies if you want to change your Threads username without changing your Instagram username.

But if you’re okay with changing your Instagram username or don’t want to go into the trouble of creating a new Instagram account, then following the steps mentioned above to change your username on Instagram will be the easiest and recommended method.

Reasons for changing username on Threads!

There could be several reasons why you might want to use a different username on Threads than your Instagram username.

  • Identity Separation — You might want to keep your Threads and Instagram identities separate. This could be for privacy reasons, or because you want to use Threads for a different purpose than Instagram.
  • Branding — If you’re using Threads for business, you might want a username that aligns with your brand, which could be different from your personal Instagram username.
  • Aesthetic Reasons — Some users prefer to have different usernames across different platforms for aesthetic reasons, or to create a certain image or persona.

Remember, while it’s possible to have a different username on Threads, it does require creating a new Instagram account. So, weigh the pros and cons carefully before deciding to go this route.

Conclusion — Changing username of your Threads account!

In conclusion, until or unless Instagram allows you to change your Threads’ username independently. Changing your username on Threads requires changing it on Instagram first.

However, if you prefer to change your username directly on Threads without changing your Instagram username, you can do so by creating a new Instagram account with your desired username and signing up on the Threads app with that account. But this method works only if your desired username is available on the Instagram app.

Additionally, you can also make your Threads account private, you can modify the privacy settings in the app. And if you are not happy, you can follow our guide on how to delete or deactivate your Threads account.

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Anubhav Bhatnagar
Anubhav Bhatnagar
He is your friendly neighbor who love learning and sharing it with everyone. A nerd who loves observing, exploring, and critiquing. He fancies good design, and it trying to find his way somewhere in between minimalism and essentialism.You can connect with him @AnooBav on all social platforms.

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