For those of us not blessed with a five-letter last name, choosing a good Twitter user name can be a daunting task. In fact, I was asked the following question by someone who already uses Twitter:
“Can you change your Twitter user name and still keep all of your followers?”
The answer is: Yes. You can change your Twitter name at any time under settings, assuming that the name is unique and still available. This will allow you to keep all your current followers, so you can seamlessly transition to your new name.
Here are a couple of hints when choosing/renaming a Twitter user name:
- Use you middle name, instead of your last name. (i.e. JohnNoland instead of JohnMarchesini)
- Due to the nature of the Twitter messaging syntax, I am suggesting a user name with a length of 10 or less characters. Therefore, when someone replies to your posts (i.e. @TechCeleb), they don’t have to type as many characters, especially if they are replying by SMS.
- If possible, use your user name to say something about yourself (i.e. MrRealEstate or MrBig)
- In case you were wondering, the character limit for a Twitter user name is 15.