Handle Definition

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What is a Handle?

Handle definition: handle refers to an online username displayed on a website, forum or social media page.

Handles have a lot of benefits for websites and users, such as:

  • Anonymity
  • Easy searching
  • Easy log-in processes
  • Blocking and banning users

For example:

Twitter requires users to have handles so that users can easily be found on their platform.

If a user wants to follow Ryan Reynolds on Twitter they just have to find his @VancityReynolds handle and follow the account.

Handles also help to protect user privacy.

Reddit users can join discussions without ever needing to share their name or information with other people on the platform.

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