Instagram is easily the most popular photo-sharing app. You are probably Instagramming too, but is your username unique, easy to read and easy to say?
If you are not satisfied with your username, then you can always change it. And if you haven’t stepped yet into the glorious world of Instagram, then let us be the one to take you there.
Generally, people create accounts in a hurry and are more interested in checking out the app and its features rather than creating a unique username. What they don’t consider is that their username is their personal brand. That’s how people are going to know you in your digital world. Do you want to look back on your digital life and regret why you choose a particular user name? Definitely not!
The actor Neal Patrick Harris, made his username @actuallyNPH when he first joined Twitter to show that he was the actual Neal Patrick and not someone pretending to be him. But whenever someone tweeted, it seemed that they were correcting him. Even he tweeted, “Maybe I chose the wrong Twitter name. When I read everyone’s posts, it seems like you’re correcting me.”
Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, the same rules apply everywhere. But Instagram being the newbie here (as compared to the other two), our focus will be on this platform.
Instagram is a great place to share your life with others, create a brand or following and promoting your business. Whether you want to choose a username for a personal, public figure or business account, you should follow the ideas and tips outlined here to make a username that people stop at when they scroll their feed. That’s what everyone is looking for, right? To get as much recognition and likes as possible.
Without further ado, let’s get down to business. Here is what you should do when you are choosing your username for Instagram:
Make it Unique and Easy to Remember
You should work on making your username unique because that’s how your followers are going to know and recognize you. Usernames also tell a lot about a person as they are very much related to their personalities. By creating a unique username, you will stand out from others in your followers’ feeds and they are more likely to view your posts. If your username is short, then it is easy to remember. It will make easier for people to find you, minimizing the chances of them finding someone else by mistake.
Make it Easy to Read and Say
You don’t want people to read part of your username and then give up because you have either used a too long username that is difficult to read or you have chosen some really difficult words that people won’t be able to read. This is not a Spelling Bee competition to show off your vocabulary skills – if you do, it will definitely not be in your favor.
Another thing to remember is that while using multiple words, you should separate them by an underscore if together they can be read another way.