You might need to change someone’s name on Instagram DMs for many reasons. Maybe you’re planning a surprise for your friend and want to start talking to them as though you’re the person who’s going to be surprising them, or maybe your friend has changed their name on their account but hasn’t informed you yet. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to change someone’s name on Instagram DMs.
Changing someone’s name on Instagram DMs is simple and only takes a few short steps. It’s also the perfect opportunity to throw your friend off a little bit if you’re trying to surprise them!
Steps To Change Name On Instagram DMs Using the App
If you have ever tried to message someone on Instagram Direct, then you know that it’s not an easy process.
To send an Instagram DM, you first have to find the person you want to message on your friends’ list or their profile page. Then, you need to open up a conversation with them and start typing out your message.
If you want to change someone’s name on Instagram DMs, then all you need to do is follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the App
Open up your Instagram app and go to the person whose name you want to change and open their profile. Then, press on their name at the top right of their profile screen. This will open up a list of options like “Send Message” or “Report/Block.” Tap on the Direct Message icon at the top right corner of your screen. This will bring up your list of conversations with other users.
Step 2:Tap on Their Thread
Once you tap on their thread, you will be taken to your conversation with them. Next up, tap on their name at the top left corner of their profile photo to open a new window where they are chatting with other people. This will show all the conversations they are having with other users and how many people they are currently talking to at once (if any).
Step 3: Edit Name
You will see three dots at the top right of your chat screen. Tap on that. This will issue you the option to “Edit Name.” Tap on that.
Step 4: Change the name and Add Comment
Scroll down until you see “Edit Name.” Tap on that. This will open up a new box where you can change their name and add a comment if you want to.
Change their name to whatever you want it to be, and then press “Done” at the top right corner of your screen. When their name appears in your list of conversations, it should now say whatever you changed it to.
Steps To Change Name On Instagram DMs Using the Web
Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open Instagram to access your chats
Open your web browser and type Instagram to gain access to all of your conversations. You can find this at https://web.instagram.com/.
Step 2: Find the contact whose name you want to change
Click on their profile picture or username in the upper right corner of your screen to view their profile page, where you can see their name and other information about them (e.g., bio). The name is what we’re after!
Step 3: Open their chat
Click “Chats” in the top-right corner of your screen. This will take you to a list of all your active chats. From here, click on the conversation with the person whose name you want to change so that their profile opens up in a new window.
Step 4: Hover over their name on the top of the screen
Please hover over the person’s name, then click on the three dots in the top right corner of their profile picture. Scroll down and select “Edit Name.” The box will pop up, allowing you only to change their name in Instagram DMs. If you want to change their name in other areas of the App, such as Stories or Feed, click on “Edit Profile” (next to Edit Name). You’ll be able to edit their name everywhere except for Instagram DMs.
FAQs On Changing Names on Instagram DMs
Yes! You can use the nickname feature to change the name of someone using your account. Just tap their word, then tap “Edit Nickname” to change it.
Not unless you tell them. The change will be invisible to them. They won’t know unless they go into your profile and look at the username that appears next to their name. If they don’t notice it, they will probably think they are getting messages intended for someone else if they don’t recognize the new name.
If you’re having trouble coming up with a good username, try these tips:
1. Make sure it’s short and easy to remember
2. Try to avoid numbers or special characters (unless they’re part of your actual name)
3. Avoid words that could be mistaken for something else
4. Avoid profanity
5. Make sure it’s not already taken by someone else in your network or by one of your followers.
The custom nickname lasts until one of two things happens: either the person whose name has been changed reports it as abusive (which could get your account suspended) or the account owner deletes their custom nickname after changing.
When you sign up for Instagram, you can use your real name or an alias. If you use your real name, it will be visible to everyone who views your account.
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Also, read our article, How To Post on Instagram Without Notifying Followers?