At the end of 2021, ARMYs worldwide rejoiced when the members of BTS decided to create their own Instagram accounts. The group cemented their personalities on the account with their choice in username and aesthetics when it comes to posting their pictures.
One member particularly caught the attention of netizens for his Instagram, and it was none other than BTS’s Jungkook!
When the members shared their usernames, they all seemed short and concise, with Jin simply going with @jin and even a play on words like J-Hope‘s @uarmyhope. However, Jungkook gained attention worldwide when he completely changed that trend and went with @abcdefghi_lmnopqrstuvwxyz.
Many netizens joked that the username was because Jungkook had a secret account in the past and didn’t want to change the name. Yet, it was so unique that everyone became obsessed with it… even some of the biggest global brands in the world.
— McDonald's (@McDonalds) December 6, 2021
J-Hope even shared just how proud Jungkook was of his username and confirmed that Jungkook’s one-of-a-kind ideas are what he’s the proudest of!
Jungkookie why hahaha He bragged so much after making his ID (Username). Our 🐰 said ‘Jjwehope look at mine haha it’s dope, right!’
On March 16 (KST), netizens were in for the shock of their lives when they went to search for Jungkook’s Instagram username… and it had changed.
It seems as if the youngest BTS member decided overnight to change his iconic and unique username to @Jungkook.97, which combined his name and year of birth.
After almost four months of the username, ARMYs had to say goodbye to @abcdefghi_lmnopqrstuvwxyz, and of course, they shared their reactions online. As expected, so many shared their sadness over the sudden change.
— Shaz⁷♡₁₃🌈🌻🦋 (@SKouklaaa07) March 16, 2022
— 𝙏𝙖𝙚𝙝𝙮𝙪𝙣𝙜 𝙍𝙪𝙗𝙞 ⟭⟬7💜 ⟬⟭∞❤️ (@RubiTaehyung) March 16, 2022
— ୨୧ (@koofufy) March 16, 2022
Many even joked that Jungkook was probably watching ARMYs have a meltdown on social media.
— YOONGI'S MISS RIGHT ♡ (@MISS_RIGHT_77) March 16, 2022
In particular, this became such a hot topic that shortly after it happened, various phrases related to Jungkook’s activity started trending worldwide. The whole world seemed to be talking about something that would be a minor thing for anyone else but has become huge news because it’s Jungkook.
TRENDS | Jungkook's old Instagram username #abcdefghi__lmnopqrstuvwxyz is trending Worldwide at #8 and Jungkook is trending at #7 in U.S as he has changed his IG username to Jungkook.97 pic.twitter.com/jjIwXB9Gju
— Jungkook SNS✨ (@Jungkook_SNS) March 16, 2022
It will definitely be sad for many ARMYs and a change to stop clicking almost all the alphabet keys to find Jungkook’s Instagram. Yet, even though @abcdefghi_lmnopqrstuvwxyz might be gone, it will never be forgotten.
You can read more about just how iconic Jungkook’s old username was below.