I have changed the name of my Twitter account, but the previous name still shows up in the web search, when I search my Twitter handle on a search engine.

How can I remove my previous Twitter name, so that it does not show in the search engines?

2 Answers 2


Even after doing the steps above, your previous name will still show the same until updated by Google SEO/Web Console. You will have to be patient.

  • It has been a year or more ... I have filled the form for updating cache content, but it had no effect
    – simona
    Commented Aug 30, 2021 at 8:40

yeah, you can-

  1. more
  2. Setting and privacy
  3. your account
  4. username
  5. change and save it

BTW you must have changed your name on your profile edit XD

  • 2
    I know how to change my Twitter name, the fact is that my old name shows when I search my Twitter handle on search engines
    – simona
    Commented Aug 27, 2021 at 13:25
  • do you mean that @username or what?
    – Destiny
    Commented Aug 30, 2021 at 7:20

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