Can I change my Instagram username to a name I've used before?

In most cases, you can change an Instagram username back to a previously used name if:

  • The username hasn't been taken by a new person on Instagram.
  • The username hasn't been recently removed from an active Instagram account that you don't own.

Keep in mind, if your account reaches a lot of people, your username change may need to be reviewed. If so, you'll be notified when we've completed a review. If not, your username will change immediately if available. Your followers may be notified of your username change.

Learn more about usernames on Instagram.

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