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✎ Key Takes:
» When setting a Twitter username, opt for a longer username with up to 10 characters, as this increases the likelihood of it being available.
» You can verify username availability directly on the Twitter website using the following steps:
» You’ll be prompted to enter your Twitter account password for security purposes. Simply input your password and click on “Check Availability”.
How To Check Twitter Username Availability:
You can try the following methods below to check if the Twitter username is available or not:
1. Twitter Username Checker by TechniqueHow
You can additionally verify username availability using the Username Checker Tool.
[Please note that this tool is not affiliated with Twitter. It operates by suggesting a 10-character username and checking its availability through an algorithmic system.]
🔴 Steps To Use:
You can try the following steps below:
Step 1: Open Twitter Username Checker Tool
Search for a Twitter username availability checker tool on Google and click on the search button.
You’ll see various popular checker tools displayed on the screen.
Choose any tool of your preference, as they all function similarly and provide accurate results. Open the selected site.
While many tools are open source and do not require signing up, if any checker tool prompts you to sign up, you’ll need to do so to use it.
Complete the necessary steps and return to the homepage of the username checker tool.
Step 2: Input username & Search
To verify the availability of your desired username, simply input it into the designated space provided by the tool. Look for an option or field where you can enter the desired username, then click on the “search” or “check” button.
After a moment, the tool will provide you with the result.
Step 3: Note if that is Available for Use
Some checker tools provide results as a ‘percentage,’ while others present a ‘Note’ indicating availability status. Based on the outcome, verify and proceed with using the desired username.
If the username you desire for your Twitter account is ‘Available,’ feel free to proceed and change your Twitter username.
2. From your Username Section
“On Twitter, you can easily check if a username is available by accessing the accounts section. Utilizing this built-in feature within the platform itself is the most effective method. Let’s delve into how to check the availability of a Twitter username directly on Twitter:”
Step 1: Open ‘Twitter.com’ > More
To access Twitter on your PC or laptop, open your web browser and navigate to the official Twitter website. You can use the provided link for quick access: https://twitter.com/login
Once on the Twitter website, log in to your account using your preferred login method.
After logging in, you’ll land on the home page where you’ll see posts in the center of the screen and a list of options on the left side.
From this list of options, locate and click on “More.”
[If you’re accessing Twitter from a mobile device and don’t see the “More” option directly, you’ll need to tap on the “Username” icon situated on the left side of the screen. This icon will display the initial letter of your username in a colored circular shape.
Tap on the “Username” icon, and a list of options will appear on the screen. From there, select “More.”]
Step 2: Click on ‘Settings & privacy’
After clicking on the “More” option, you’ll see another list of options appear on the screen.
From there, select “Settings & Privacy.”
Within the “Settings & Privacy” section, you’ll find the options to check the availability of the username and to change the username.
Step 3: “Your account” > “Account information”
Once you’ve reached the ‘Settings & Privacy’ tab, navigate to the “Settings” section where you’ll find the first option labeled “Your Account.”
Click on “Your Account,” and on the right side of the screen, several options will appear. Select “Account Information” to access all the details pertaining to your Twitter account and settings.
For tasks related to your username, head to the ‘username’ section.
Step 4: Enter the Password & click on ‘Username’
Upon clicking on “Account Information,” Twitter will prompt you to enter your account password.
Enter your password accurately and click on “Confirm.”
If you’re unable to recall your password, don’t fret. Simply click on “Forgot Password?” and provide your linked phone number or email address.
You’ll receive a verification code shortly. Enter this code and set a new password.
Once you’ve reset your password, return to Twitter and enter the new password.
After entering the password, select “Username.”
Within the list of “Account Information” options, “Username” appears at the top. Click on it to open the tab.
Step 5: Type Username and Check Availability
Next, in the “Username” box, enter your desired username and check its availability. The availability status will be displayed just below the username box, under the “suggestions” section.
Additionally, Twitter will provide suggestions for available usernames similar to the one you entered.
If your desired username is not available, you can select something similar from the suggestions.
That’s it! This is how you can check the availability of a username on Twitter.
🔯 Can You Get Someone Else’s Twitter Username:
Indeed, it’s possible to acquire a username already in use by someone else on Twitter. However, to obtain it, you’ll need to request that individual to relinquish the username for you.
When asking them to “leave” the username, you’re essentially asking them to change their username so you can use it for your Twitter account.
Keep in mind, they might request compensation, asking you to pay a sum of money, be it a few bucks or dollars, in exchange for transferring the username to you.