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emma_cunnington Aug 05, 2013 12:31PM PDT

Hi :)

Is it possible for me to change my username?

When making my account, I didn't realise that it would be my display name and I don't want it to be what it is. If I can't change it, is it possible to delete and create an account again with the same email address?

Thanks

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Jason M: Twitch Staff Aug 05, 2013 01:11PM PDT
Hi,

As of this response, due to the high amount of requests for name changes and account lookups, we're currently not offering this service at this time for partners or non-partners.
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jniezink: Oct 01, 2013 10:44AM PDT
Hi Jason,

Thanks for your answer. Are you planning to offer this service? And if so, any time-frame which you can share with us?
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Jason M: Twitch Staff Oct 01, 2013 10:44AM PDT
We may offer this service to Turbo members in the future, but there are no other plans to offer as a paid service at this time.
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ekkologic: Oct 01, 2013 03:12PM PDT
Hello there,
I'd like to promote the idea of the name change. It's a convenience service that directly supports growing communities. In our case we experimented with different streamers on the same channel. We experienced a huge acceptance of our ideas and we came to the point where we wanted to take it on a new level by founding a "network". Since it was the cannel of our friend, the name doesnt reflect the community character of the channel.
This option, handed out with Turbo or a single fee will be valuable for everyone.
Best wishes,
Ekko
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SeanLysle: Oct 11, 2013 05:24PM PDT
Turbo would definitely be worth the money if I could change my username with it.
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A2KiLLnEsS: Oct 15, 2013 11:35AM PDT
yea that would be the coolest thing and i wouldn't mind paying a fee to change my name of my twitch channel/tiwtch username!!!
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chong930604k: Oct 17, 2013 09:35AM PDT
Yep, I second that. I'll be needing a name change that suits my gaming profile as I am currently considering broadcasting my games so that viewers will know exactly who to find.

Dear Twitch staffs, please consider incorporating that function. It will be worth the payment.

Thanks!
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thezg0d: Oct 29, 2013 11:11AM PDT
Just to chime in, I'd be willing to upgrade to Turbo if it meant I could change my name (or just a paid name change).
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Garonthe7th: Dec 13, 2013 09:58AM PST
Yes i would like this service, willing to pay for a name change. I would much appreciate it. :)
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Kiyomi_: Dec 13, 2013 09:58AM PST
just a kind of "bump" to say that i also would instantly jump at the chance to pay to change my username. good luck to everyone~!
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itpaladin: Dec 13, 2013 09:58AM PST
+1 to at least one time paid as I want to match what I am using elsewhere and de-emphasize a portion of the name.
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JustinCaseDK: Dec 13, 2013 09:58AM PST
I think of it from both aspects. I could really use a name-change, since I kind of started calling my channel PsyJoeTV. But on the other side, I can see the downdrag for this implementation. People that simply go trash some peoples channel, then after ban the expires, they change name and go do it again. So it could be something like 1 name change total, or 1 name change per year. Per turbo account.
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leo_gun: Jan 02, 2014 10:22AM PST
I'd like to +1 this as well.

Of course you can't have people changing names completely at will as there must some sort of control to limit the sheer volume of requests that would come.

Like someone else, the channel in question was originally made as a team channel. Membership changed and the name we picked was a namesake of the original members. We want to keep our channel, but not the name. We'd be willing to upgrade the channel to turbo or pay a one-time name change fee (that is of course a reasonable number).
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Old_School_RuneScape: Jan 18, 2014 09:28AM PST
Would this mean that my account will be deleted if Jagex decide to take my name away from me?
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cid2013: Jan 18, 2014 02:19PM PST
I would really like to change my user name as well. When i registered i believe i had to choose a name with 6 characters or more,so i just picked something. But now i want to start streaming my self soon. and i dont want to use this username. 2013 sounds so yucky. Hope there is a way for people to be able to change their names without having to use like 6-10 characters in your nick. i have had this nick in almost 10 year now, With 3-6 characters. I have usually 2 of them i use for the most with 4 characters and one with 6 characters..
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No009: Jan 26, 2014 09:33AM PST
can i change my name
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StoneyM75: Jan 26, 2014 07:32PM PST
I'll be creating a second account and cancelling the first. Not realizing the true nature of how yo may use the service a single complimentary change should be in order. Governed and maintained by the system with a proper name history available to admins for any trouble complaints that come in after name change. Steam does this. If they can handle it I think it's not a big deal.
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seanhsmith: Feb 19, 2014 11:39AM PST
Steam knows what they're doing. At this point I think Twitch and Netflix must get their web developers from the same place. Incompetent.
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theadore59fity: Mar 01, 2014 11:21AM PST
my name is a typo
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maxthekiller23: Mar 15, 2014 04:57PM PDT
So when can we change r name??
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rbessey: Apr 01, 2014 06:45PM PDT
Now currently deleting my account to recreate using a different user name. Really not sure why its so hard to incorporate such a ridiculously basic and commonplace function (that ALL your new COMPETITOR'S sites OFFER). Don't claim it has to do with the size and logging of information as it was incorporated retroactively by steam and if you as a technical service can't figure out how to do the simple things you are already slowly on your way out to new edgier competitor streaming sites.
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nartos22: Apr 18, 2014 11:53AM PDT
Hi, I would like to change my username but i can't, you can help me, please change my name from nartos22 to Kobold. Thank you very much.
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ellaellac: Apr 19, 2014 10:18AM PDT
Wait, so because tons of people want to be able to do it, you're not going to add it as a feature? Wow, that makes a lot of sense...
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Mappyls321: Apr 21, 2014 04:40PM PDT
Pretty dumb how we can't. New account it is...
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KafasiHaric16CM: Apr 25, 2014 12:05PM PDT
i want to change my username KafasiHaric16CM to gengamino
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mark9611: Apr 26, 2014 12:30AM PDT
I'd +1 this as well, for the fact that I'd like to change my username, and I'm sure this will lead to tons and tons of inactive accounts cluttering twitch since they want a new username. And one of those inactive accounts will be THIS one.
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AsiaCarr: May 11, 2014 10:29AM PDT
This is something that should be a simple and free service. Everything has name changes free of charge except for twitch. Verify your account info. click. done! so easy. I don't see what the problem is here.
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Jfligmc: May 11, 2014 10:23PM PDT
It just seems logical to have the option to change your name. If I already have a few followers but want to change my name why should I have to lose them just cause I dislike my name.
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ihasqupquake: May 23, 2014 03:36AM PDT
I agree with all, i wanted my username to be this but now i am only doing sims gameplay i wanted it to match my youtube etc but i cant and people cant find me on twitch they asume to lookup EquineSimmer!
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darkstarlol666: Jun 02, 2014 07:48AM PDT
*push*
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srene11: Jun 18, 2014 08:18PM PDT
I prefer: Poka because this nick is my nick name in the games.
Thanks
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buka0_o: Jun 21, 2014 02:21AM PDT
I really would like to change my nickname to Navra, instead of buka0_o, because i dont like my nickname, it realy seems dumb to me.
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LoopydoA: Jun 21, 2014 09:17AM PDT
Ya I'd love to change my username to Burgii Games instead of LoopydoA.
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Sylarisgod: Jun 25, 2014 06:39PM PDT
I would very much also like to change my user name, and would be willing to pay for it, to match my online gamer IDs. I originally went with what I have, back in the justin.tv days, because when I first started watching and streaming, it had nothing to do with my gaming. But now that I have followers, I would like to keep them, rather than start a new account.
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MothafunkNPG: Jul 08, 2014 06:16AM PDT
je veux changer car les gens ne savent pas bien le prononcer et il n'est pas mis comme je l'avais demandé !!!
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swodaeMeadows: Jul 10, 2014 08:27AM PDT
I agree, they should implement a name changing process. Also another flaw that annoys me is, I create my user/display name but when you type in chat it puts a capital at the start and removes the capital I have mid way through my name. swodaeMeadows - in chat is Swodaemeadows. Are you serious, every other website goes by what your user is why does Twitch do this?
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xAstarthe: Jul 25, 2014 04:18PM PDT
Even if the change name option isn't a possibility now, I think using the correct caption would be something important. Because of the chat appearance it gets hard or wrong the pronunciation of the name.
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kittylover439: Aug 10, 2014 09:34PM PDT
I really don't get why this is such an issue. Every major social sharing / streaming site allows you to change your display name. Probably would have been a better architecture decision to generate user ids instead of using the username as the unique identifier and json array key. Why can't you just remove the filter in the display name field that compares the string to the username? I guess I'll just have to abandon my account and create a new one.
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tankgirlpow: Aug 16, 2014 06:53PM PDT
i dont need to change my name. just the name that is displayed when i stream. when i made my name i thought it was just to sign in. thought i could have it displayed as something else. i just want to display it different so its not a copyright issue.

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