Have you ever wondered how you can claim an inactive username on Twitter? If you’re like me, you may have come across lots of articles that suggest methods that rely a lot on luck and wishful thinking. In this blog post, you’ll learn how to simplify the process of claiming an inactive Twitter username and in doing so, ensure that you get the username that you’d like in no time!
Let’s get started
If you want to get inactive twitter username, you must first understand that it’s something you can’t do on your own. You’re going to need help from an outside source. Fortunately, there are social media agencies that can help you get that inactive Twitter username. The process is simple, and it begins with you finding an inactive Twitter account that you want. There are a few things to consider though.
The username you desire, must be similar to your current username and not active for the past 1.5 years at minimum. For example, let’s say your current username is @blueearth123 and you’d like @blueearth. The username you want, is, similar to what you have. And the target username must have been inactive for at least 1.5 years. Once those criteria are met, you’re good to go to the next steps!
You’ll want to ensure that your current account is active and has a real bio. That’s important because your request for a claim will be reviewed by an internal Twitter team. So, think of it sort of like an interview. The stronger your current account is, the more likely the reviewer is to give you the username you want.
So, with your current profile set, and with the confirmation that the username you’d like is inactive for at least 1.5 years, you can approach a social media agency and have them apply for a request internally with the Twitter team on your behalf. And that is about it!
It’s Easier and Faster than You’d Imagine
The entire process from start to finish takes a week or less. With the right social media agency, you can expect to have your dream name assigned to you in virtually no time at all. And the best part? It’s all done for you. All the communication is handled by the agency – including all the paperwork. All you do is let them know what your desired name is, and they’ll take care of the rest.
In most cases, the request for claims are approved without any difficulties. The only time when things can be a bit complicated is when you want a username that is completely different from your existing username. For example, if your current account is @JohnDavid and you’d like it renamed to @MariaSantos – now, that is a very different ask from what your existing account is. Apart from that, claims are super easy and quick!
Username Claimed! It’s Yours Forever!
No matter how you plan to use the account, remember that you have complete control of it after it’s assigned to you. You can change the settings and start having fun with it right away. As you can imagine, so long as you keep the account active, it cannot be pulled back or reversed. It’s yours and yours alone. And you can use it as you see fit.
Same as how you can claim any username that has been sitting inactive for 1.5 years, others can claim your usernames as well if you let it stay inactive for 1.5 years or more. So, it’s a great idea to make a tweet once in a while.
Why it Matters!
Perception is everything when it comes to branding, and the name of your Twitter account is a big part of how people perceive you. You want to control your brand and what people think of it. By having a consistent, clear, and easy to remember username, you are giving people the best possible impression of you. You are not leaving any room for confusion. No more special characters or underscores!