Why can’t I change my TikTok username?

Answered by Frank Schwing

I understand how frustrating it can be when you want to change your TikTok username but are unable to do so. Unfortunately, TikTok has certain restrictions in place that prevent users from changing their usernames too frequently or using already taken usernames.

One of the main reasons why you might not be able to change your TikTok username is that you have already changed it within the last 30 days. TikTok has a policy that allows users to change their usernames only once every 30 days. This is to prevent users from constantly changing their usernames, which could cause confusion among their followers.

Another reason why you might not be able to change your TikTok username is that the username you are trying to change it to is already being used by another user. TikTok requires usernames to be unique, meaning that no two users can have the same username. This is to ensure that each user has their own distinct identity on the platform.

To change your TikTok username, you will need to wait until at least 30 days have passed since your last username change. During this time, it’s a good idea to think carefully about the new username you want to use and check if it is available. You can do this by searching for the desired username on TikTok or any other platform to see if it is already in use.

If the username you want is available and it has been more than 30 days since your last username change, you should be able to change it. Simply go to your TikTok profile settings, look for the option to edit your username, and enter your desired username. TikTok will then verify if the username is available and if it meets their guidelines before allowing you to make the change.

You cannot change your TikTok username if you have already changed it within the last 30 days or if the username you want is already taken. TikTok has these restrictions in place to ensure a unique and consistent user experience. So, take some time to think about the username you want, check its availability, and wait for the 30-day period to pass if necessary.