How does Twitter assign the @ handle ?


PoBoy

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Some users seem to have such appropriate @ handles on Twitter, almost as though they were allowed to choose it.

But I get a @ handle with "1" appended to my name !
 

puns

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reason is the ones you want are already taken by someone irrespective if they are using or not.
I have read that if the handle you want is taken but not being used, you can DM to the person to get credentials but totally depends on the person.
 

PoBoy

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Wow. Twitter Settings -> Account -> Username allows you to change your username. LOL.

So now I'm at : Link
 
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