Why You Shouldn´t Change Your Username on Social Media
Thinking about changing your social media username to something new and fresh? Read this article before you do, and then consider if it’s worth it or not.
In this article, you´ll learn Why You Shouldn´t Change Your Username on Social Media.
Here’s the deal:
Once you change your username, every comment, every caption and every “shoutout” you have been tagged in will direct to a blank page-your old username. If you are a person that are very active on social media or even run a company´s page that has worked very hard for spreading the word about the page will lose a lot when the name is changed.
Another thing you have to take into consideration before you decide to change your username on social media is if you have business cards, flyers, promotional products referring to your (old) social media name. If the answer is yes, then you might have to spend lots of money and time to create new ones with your new social media username.
Changing your username can also cause a lot of confusion when people who have engaged with your page for a long time, because all of a sudden, they can’t find you anymore. Maybe it is someone who wants to tag you in a picture or thank you for your amazing products but when they can’t find you’re account, you’re missing out on free exposure and marketing.
What can you do?
If you decide to change your username, informing your followers is a must. Make a few posts, informing your followers about the change so they can get aware of it and don’t get confused once the change is being made.
Remember that if you change your username (on Instagram), any photos that you are tagged in will update automatically to the new username that you have chosen. What you do lose however is any direct mentions of your old username in comments and captions.
Hope this article gave you our view on why you shouldn’t change your username on social media. Now it is up to you if you decide to change it or not.
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