How Do I Change My Name on Facebook?

by Khadija Anwar
2 minutes
How do I change my name on Faceboo

Ever wonder why people change their names on Facebook?

People may have gone through a name change in real life or just want to use a different name online. In some cases, people might change their names on Facebook to protect their privacy or to keep their personal and professional lives separate. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to change your name on Facebook.

Also Read: How to Make Facebook Private?

Steps to Change Your Name on Facebook

Step 1:

Open the Facebook app and tap on the “Hamburger” icon.

tap hamburger icon

Step 2:

Scroll down the page, and tap on “Setting and Privacy.”

tap settings and privacy

Step 3:

Tap on “Settings.”

tap settings

Step 4:

Once you reach settings, tap on “Personal and account information.”

tap personal account info

Step 5:

Tap on “Name.”

tap name

Step 6:

Enter a new name and tap on “Review changes.”

change your name

Step 7:

Enter your password and tap on “Save changes.”

save changes

Note: Changing your name on Facebook is always a good way to keep your account updated. However, before changing your name, ensure Facebook doesn’t reject a new name.


Why can’t I change my Facebook name?

You can change your name after every 60 days; if you try to change frequently or keep a name against Facebook’s name policy, you might get into trouble while changing your name.

Can I change my Facebook name after creating an account?

Yes, you can change your name after creating a new account.



Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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