How to Change Your Name on Facebook

Facebook name guidelines and rules

How to Change Your Name on Facebook

Has your name changed?

Do you know that you could change your name on Facebook as well.

Remember, after you made a change you can't change it again for 60 days.

There are different reasons why people want to change their names. The nice one marriage, or users feel unsafe to reveal their true identity, or teachers want to hide from students, or users service in police and do not want to be targeted.

Hopefully it is an easy process, just be sure you really want this and remember:

  • Facebook's rules do not allow using symbols, numbers, some characters, punctuation marks, and inappropriate words or phrases
  • In 2017 hackers injected a Unicode bug in the application and were able to spread malware to Windows computers
  • It is recommended to review¬†social network name¬†standards

To change Facebook name

1. Login to your account with your username and password
2. Click in the top right corner triangle icon

Facebook Desktop Settings

3. Select Settings and Privacy

Settings and Privacy

4. Select Settings

Facebook Settings

5. Click the blue edit icon on your current name

Facebook Settings

Now you are at the most important point of the process. At this stage you can change your first name, last name, and middle name. There is also an option to change another names, in case you use a nickname in your profile.

Facebook Name Settings

6. Enter new name
7. Click review changes

Facebook Review Changes

6. Enter new name
8. Enter your password and click enter

How to Change My Facebook Name on a Phone

1. Open the app
2. Click the three lines icon in the bottom-right side on iPhone or at the top-right side on Android

Facebook App Settings Access

3. Scroll down until you see Setting and Privacy click

Facebook Setting and Privacy

4. In Setting and Privacy click Settings

Facebook Setting

5. In Settings click Personal Information

Facebook Personal Information

6. In Personal Information click Name

Facebook Name Settings

7. You get to the screen where you could change your name, add or change language specific name, add nickname.

Facebook Name Change

8. Click Review Changes, confirm your choice

Facebook Review Changes

Congratulations you have successfully changed your Facebook name.

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