Hi all.

I have an Instagram account @cbgpublishing

I have just created another one @cbg.publishing

My question is can I transfer the name @cbgpublishing to my new account?

I want to start all over again as I have 18K followers, but many are fakes.

Can anyone please advice me?

Thanks

Chigs

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1Rudy1 Premium
Hey Chigs!
Here's a simple step by step process to change your name.
https://www.howtogeek.com/672981/how-to-change-your-instagram-username-and-display-name/
Author date June 2020.

Remember to update anywhere you used that old name. Also, keep that old name in case you want to use it for another account. It IS yours, so why not keep it.

Hope this helps you out!

Rudy
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ChigsGohel Premium
Thanks for this Rudy :)
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1Rudy1 Premium
You're welcome, Chigs!
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Triblu Premium
Hey Chigs,

Instagram offered me a means of changing my username, but I have forgotten how I went about doing that. Have you tried Google searching for an Instagram tutorial on this?

Just a thought...
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ChigsGohel Premium
I have googled what I want to find out, just wanted to see if anyone knew within WA. Like @richardgb mentioned about waiting for 14 days then the name is free for anyone. This answer is in Google but the date was 2017.

So wondering if anything has changed?
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richardgb Premium
Hi Chigs ... I don't know for certain ... I have never done it and I can't find anyone who has experience of this exact need but ...
It seems you can change the name of the account as follows:

1. Tap your avatar icon in the bottom-right corner to go to your profile.
2. Tap “Edit Profile” under your bio.
3. Tap the Username field and type in your new name.
4. Click “Done”

However, there cannot be 2 accounts with the same user account so if first you change the old account user name to 'anynameyoudon'twant' you can later delete that account...
that should work.

But do you want to move the content too?
Googling "how to move instagram content to a new account" brings up a number of possibilities ... ignore the first item which says it is not possible, and look at the others.

I hope this helps.
:-)
Richard
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ChigsGohel Premium
Thanks Richard. Content wise I am not too fussed. Right now the name move is my main concern. Will Google the content move. Great advice, thanks 😊
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richardgb Premium
Can you please let me know if it works ok?
Thanks
:-)
Richard
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