Want to change your Instagram name? Good news, it’s super easy!

Follow our step-by-step guide to change your Instagram username/handle (i.e. @newly_named) and the name that appears in your profile (i.e NewlyNamed).

Instagram Name Change Guide

Instagram Name Change (Mobile):

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone and tap your profile icon
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  2. Next, tap Edit Profile
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  3. Edit your Name and Username by typing in your new name
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  4. Tap Done (iPhone) or tap the checkmark (Android) in the top right

Instagram Name Change (Desktop):

  1. Open Instagram on your computer and click on your profile
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  2. Next, click Edit Profile
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  3. Edit your Name and Username by typing in your new name
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  4. Click Submit to save

That was easy!

What should I do after an Instagram name change?

  1. The very first thing you should do is announce your name change to your followers. You can do this by creating a new post or doing an Instagram Story. If you don’t, your followers might not recognize you and unfollow you. Not cool!
  2. Next, announce your name change on your other social media accounts – Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. This will also help keep your followers updated on your new name.
  3. If you changed your username, you should update your Instagram links you have outside of the application – websites, other social media accounts, etc. Your new Instagram username will redirect any old @mentions but any of your old username URLs outside of the app will not redirect to your new username. For example, if I change our username from @newly_named to @the_newlynamed, our URL would change from instagram.com/newly_named to instagram.com/the_newlynamed. So make sure to update your old URLs. You don’t want to send your visitors to a dead page!
  4. If you’re changing your legal name due to marriage, divorce, or court order, you’ll need to start the name change process.
  5. If you changed the name of your business, start updating your business name everywhere – website, email signature, business cards, advertisements, etc. There’s too much to cover in this post alone.

Changing your Instagram name due to marriage?

Changing your name on your Instagram profile is one of the first places people change their name after marriage.

If you’d like help with your entire name change after marriage – everything from the easy stuff social media accounts to the hard stuff like your driver’s license, passport, social security card, vehicle title & registration – check out NewlyNamed. We create personalized name change kits that include your federal, state, and personal account forms and instructions.

We hope this was helpful!

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