User names on Instagram are one of the most significant characteristics of your Instagram accounts for they define your purpose and content on Instagram and people recognize with your username on Instagram.

I will tell you why it is a bad idea to change your Instagram username.

Say No to Changing your Instagram Username

As I mentioned above, your Instagram username is by which people know you and get to interact with you on Instagram. People recognize you with that name. You might be thinking of changing your username because it has been old or it does not seem interesting to you anymore and you don’t like it. There may be many other reasons, but you need to know that this is a HUGE MISTAKE!

Based on all the reports Instagram users have shared from their experiences of changing their Instagram usernames, and my personal opinion, this can be a very harmful move for your Instagram account, and you might regret changing your username in the future. Below are the reasons why we think this is a bad idea. 

1- You’ll be losing many followers

One of the main reasons that you should avoid changing your Instagram username is because it will make you lose your followers. Wondering how? Imagine you are running a meme page with a lot of followers and you suddenly decide to change your Instagram username without thinking about its consequences and only because you have a cool new username on your mind for your Instagram account. Voila! You have changed you username and you’re more than just happy about it. The day after that,  one of your followers that has been following your content for a long time now decides to share your content with their friend. But guess what! They cannot find you. All they get is a message saying “user not found”.

They would probably think that you must have deleted your Instagram. They will eventually forget you and start following some similar accounts.


2- You’ll disappear from google search for a while

It is normal that on the first few days you change your Instagram username, it is not going to appear for a short time on Google and other search engines until Google gets to know your username and analyses it. Have patience, it will happen.

3- You will lose your Instagram content

It is very normal that you want to share your Instagram account and profile on your other social media accounts, as we all do. And you might have even shared some of your photos and videos all over the web in different websites and social medias to get more people to know your Instagram account and see your posts and to promote your account. You need to keep in mind that after you change your username on Instagram, those links will be dead! What I mean is that they’d be completely useless since they included your username’s URL which is not the same as it once was so no one will be redirected to your Instagram profile from those links you have shared on your other social media networks and maybe sites on the web.


After reading the above reasons for why you should not change your Instagram username, if you still are not convinced and want to change your Instagram username, try to consider these tips before deciding to change your username:


  • If you have supplied any marketing content such as business cards, flyers, promotional products for your Instagram account, you need to think of changing and editing your Instagram username if written on them and replace it with your new Instagram username.
  • Try to find all the things you have linked to your Instagram and change the URL of your Instagram account that you have shared on your Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Search for your desired username and make sure it is available and not taken.

    4 –  Your may look strange to your followers
    This has happened to so many of us on Instagram that out of the blue we see an account on our Instagram feed and we take a look at its username, and we wonder “When did I just follow this account?”. That’s what exactly happens when you change your Instagram username. Your followers might see a post from you on their Instagram feed, and they will not recognize that it’s the account they love its memes and videos, because the username does not seem familiar to them anymore, they decide to unfollow you and this way you gradually lose followers on your Instagram account.

Wrapping it up

After reading the whole article if you decided to change your Instagram username anyway, thinks very carefully and a lot on what you want your new username to be and find the one that you think you’d never want to change again and would never get old regarding what your content is about, and also double think of all the consequences changing your Instagram username might have for your Instagram account. Also, if you want to increase your engagement,  try Insta Captain. It is an Instagram bot that comes up with some really cool features like post scheduling, auto follow, auto like, auto comment, and auto DM to take your insta game up a notch.