How to Change Your Username on Threads


Threads, the newly launched Meta’s text-based social media platform is developed by Instagram as an extension of it. With the feature to share your thoughts with your Instagram followers in the form of microblogs, Threads has already acquired a large user base. However as of now, Threads have limited profile customization options, and changing usernames on threads is one such restriction.

As you know Threads is interconnected with Instagram and acquires your information and followers using your Instagram profile, it is currently not possible to change your username on the Threads app or to keep separate usernames for two of them. The only way you can change your username on Threads is by changing your Instagram username which will be reflected on Threads upon updation. Below is the step-by-step guide to doing so using both your phone and desktop.

Change Your Username on Threads from Phone

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone.

  2. Go to your profile dashboard by clicking on your profile icon.

  3. Now click on Edit profile.
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  4. Click on your username.

  5. Now type the username of your wish that you want to be displayed on your Instagram and Threads profile. Upon creating your username which is available to acquire, click on the blue tick at the top right corner. After you change your Instagram username, you can go to your Threads profile and you will see your updated username on Threads as well.
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Change Your Username on Threads from Desktop

  1. Open the Instagram website using Chrome or any other web browser on your desktop and log in to your Instagram profile.
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  2. From the left side menu, click on More and then select Settings.
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  3. In the Settings menu, click on See more in Accounts Centre.
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  4. Now in the Accounts Centre, click on Profiles, and then select your Instagram profile.
    instagram accounts centre

  5. Click on the Username option.
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  6. Now type the username of your choice and make sure the new username is available to acquire. Then click on Done. After you change your Instagram username, the changes will also reflect on your Threads profile.
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Abhishek Mahato

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