How to change your Instagram name

We will show you how you can change your Instagram name in the app or in the browser – and what you have to consider

Changing profile data is easily possible on Instagram. For example, you can change your name, username (@ …) or the email address you use to log in. It doesn’t matter whether you do this in the Instagram app or in the web browser. We’ll show you step by step what to do.

What if you change your name or username?

If you have your

Change instagram name,

only the caption under your profile photo changes. Everything else (links, streams, content) remains unchanged.


You can only change your Instagram name twice within 14 days.

If you

Change your username

– this is the name after the @ that someone uses when they link you – then the URL associated with your IG profile will also be changed. This can have far-reaching consequences under certain circumstances, as all @mentions with your old name remain. In this case, the link is missing, so that the link does not work. Please note this point if you plan to change your username. It is usually not recommended unless there are reasons that make a change inevitable.


The new user name can be changed back to the old name during the next 14 days.

Change Instagram name in the app

Proceed as follows to change the name in the app (iOS or Android):

  1. In the bottom right, click your

    Profile icon,

    to get to your account.

  2. Click on the button there

    “Edit profile”.

  3. Now choose



    “User name”

    depending on which one you would like to change. You can then enter the new name in the new window.

Change Instagram name in browser

The name change works in the same way in the web browser:

  1. Go to the Instagram website and log in with your login details.

  2. Click on that

    Profile icon

    top right to get to your account.

  3. In the profile click on the button

    “Edit profile”.

  4. There you will find both names and usernames to change them.

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