It’s true: Username Changes confirmed.
Did you create your Twitch account years ago and no longer think that the name you picked represents the real YOU anymore?
Now you can just log into your Twitch account, go to setting and check if the name your new YOU is available for grabs 🙂
If you don’t see the name that you a looking for don’t despair, if the name is no longer used in a few months it might be available for again thanks to the Username Reuse & Recycle.
But before you rush to change your Twitch name make sure you know what comes with that.
All broadcasters should know that:
- If you change your name, you will lose access to your broadcaster stats associated with your old name. If you want to preserve your broadcast stats, you must export your stats prior to the name change.
- Your channel URL will not redirect to your new name. You will need to update the URL anywhere you are using it.
- Some of your channel page assets will not be available. Be sure you have saved all of your assets including banners, copy, and profile images, so that you can upload them again once the new channel page is created.
And if you are a Partner, the following also should be noted:
- Your revenue will not be impacted. We want to stress that a name change will lead to absolutely no loss of revenue. However, for the day you made the name change, ad revenue from viewers on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Live from Playstation, and Android TV may be delayed. This will only impact ad revenue on the day that you changed your name, and you will not permanently lose any revenue. Subscription and bits revenue will not be impacted.
- Your old username will not be recycled. Except in special circumstances, your username will not be made available again to anyone else.
- Your subscription name will not change. Because of this, when you receive payments from Twitch, it will still have your old username on the statement. This, unfortunately, will never change.