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Growing a dislike of your username is something that happens very often. This is not usually the case on social platforms like Facebook or LinkedIn. TikTok is different.
The process involves only a few easy steps for any device. Therefore, there are some clear rules and restrictions.
When you first sign up, the app gives you a unique username. The handle is always “user****,” where the stars represent a series of numbers. That’s the main reason why most newcomers to the platform initially change their names, often to reflect other social media accounts they can link to (Instagram, YouTube, etc.).
How to Change Your Username in the TikTok iPhone App
On any mobile device, the steps involved with changing your username are usually the same.
Launch the TikTok app.Sign in if necessary. Tap the Profile icon.Tap the Edit Profile button.Open the username section and tap the existing username. Remove the old username and type the new one. Tap the Save button in the upper-right corner.
If the username already exists, change it continuously until you see a green check mark below it.
How to Change a Username in tiktok Android App
Launch the TikTok app and sign in. Tap the My icon in the upper-right corner of the home screen. Tap the Edit Profile option.Tap Username.Rename your old user with a new one. Tap the Save button.
As in the iPhone, the app will let you know if it’s a unique username. Continue until you have the green light.
How to Change Your TikTok Username on a Windows PC, MacBook, Chromebook
If you’re new to using this platform, you probably don’t know it. TikTok is only available for your phone. It doesn’t have a desktop version. It makes sense because most of its features rely on smartphone technology and behavior.
However, you can use it on your computer if you install it through an emulator like BlueStacks. BlueStacks is an Android emulator that gives you an Android phone directly on your computer.
Once you’ve installed BlueStacks, you can download the TikTok app and register an account. Keep in mind that you may not be able to create and upload videos. However, you can use the app to follow what people post.
How to Install BlueStacks and TikTok
Install BlueStacks on your device like any other app. Once installed, launch the app and visit the App Center. Sign in using your Google account. Search for the TikTok app.Click on the app and press Install.Click Accept on the popup when trying to access your camera and microphone.
How to Change Your TikTok Username on Emulated TikTok
Launch BlueStacks and open your app.Select TikTok from the list and double the click on it. Register a new account or use your existing credentials. Now you have the Android app on your computer.Click the My button.Click on the Username field.Replace your old username with a new one. Click the Save button.
You can also install TikTok as a web browser extension. You won’t be able to create and post your own videos, but you can still log into your account and check out the latest viral videos.
Open the Chrome Web Store.Search the TikTok app.Select TikTok Web (Mobile View). Add an extension to your browser.Go to the official TikTok webpage of your browser.
It will open a version of the TikTok Lite app in a new window. Press the Login button and enter your account credentials. After that, you can swipe all the latest videos, just like you would from your phone or tablet.
Keep in mind that you don’t have access to all the features of the app. So you can’t change your username from the browser interface version of the app.
Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Is there a limit to how many times I can change my TikTok username?
No. You can change your username on TikTok as much as you want. You can even go back and forth. Users change their display name at all times as they switch from one type of content to another. Others change it when they don’t like it anymore. Some do it so that it doesn’t appear in certain feeds again. However, there are limits as to how quickly you can change it.
Can you change your username on TikTok sooner before the 30-day limit runs out?
The answer is NO. TikTok developers are implementing a 30-day waiting rule to prevent spamming and combat cyberbullying. While there’s no limit to how many times you can change a username in your life, you can’t do it more than once every 30 days.
Can I change the date and time settings to change my TikTok username faster?
There are popular TikTok tricks circulating on the internet. If you change the Date and Time settings on your device and disable the automatic customization feature, you can skip the next 30 days. This means that you can skip a full month after you change your username. While you can do this on any device, it doesn’t help you with your TikTok account. Even if you jump ahead, TikTok doesn’t depend on the date and time of your device. While you can find these “tips” in many places, they are just myths and nothing more.
What characters can I use in my TikTok username?
When you decide to change your username, you’ll see a pop-up with the rules. TikTok lets you use letters, numbers, dots, and underscores. Of course, you can’t use the dot at the end of your username; It has to be between two other characters. You can’t use other symbols in your username.
Did changing my TikTok username change the profile link?
yes, right. That’s why it’s best to think about everything before changing your username. On the one hand, a 30-day waiting period is also useful because it gives you time to consider various options. Unfortunately, this also means you’re stuck with it for a month if you make a mistake.
How can I change my profile picture?
Unlike your actual username and ID, you can change your profile picture on TikTok as often as you want. From the profile menu, you can tap the Change Photo or Change Video button. Upload a new file from your device and tap the Save button. There is no 30-day waiting period when you do this.
Can I use my computer camera to record TikTok videos?
If you’re using an external USB camera on your PC or Mac, you can use it for TikTok videos. However, this only works if you install an Android BlueStacks emulator. Without it, you can’t install TikTok on your computer. After installing the emulator, make sure you allow the app access to your camera and microphone.
There’s nothing complicated about TikTok. The app has a straightforward design, and is easy to understand and use by users of all ages. However, to get the full TikTok experience, you’ll need to use the app on your phone.
Regarding username changes, some people like it, and some don’t. This can be a problem if you make a mistake and change your username to something you don’t want.
What do you think about how the platform handles the issue of username/ID changes? Do you wish there was a solution to this? Maybe the premium version of the app that lets its users make changes more often? Let us know in the comments section below.