How to Change Your Name on Facebook

How to Change Your Name on Facebook


In Facebook, You can only change your name at once in 60 days. So, be careful at setting your name on the Facebook profile. You should set a name that is used to call you. If you have set a wrong name on facebook then you can change it anytime. This tutorial will teach you how to how you can change your name on Facebook.

Before setting your name, you should know the Facebook standard guideline for choosing profile name. You can’t use any of those at your Facebook name.

  • You can’t use any symbol, number, unnatural capitalization, punctuation and repeating character.
  • Different languages(letters) at once.
  • Title or Surname. (Dr./Eng./Pr.)
  • General Words or phrases.
  • Any kind of word that is offensive or suggestive.

How to Change Your Name on Facebook Using Computer

If you are a computer device user and wants to change your Facebook username then use this method.

Step 1: Firstly, open your web browser and log into your Facebook account.

Step 2: Now you have to click on the upside-down triangle. It’s located on the top-right side of your Facebook homepage.

Click on the upside down triangle on facebook homepage

Step 3: Then you will get this menu. Click on Settings.

Click on the settings option from the menu

Step 4: Now click on Name section.

Facebook name option

Step 5: Enter your First, Middle and the Last name. You can leave the Middle name box blank if you want.

Facebook first last and middle name of facebook

Step 6: Click Review Changes button.

Facebook Change

Step 7: Enter your current Facebook Password and click on Save Changes.

Enter password box

How to Change Your Name on Facebook Using Mobile Phone

If you have a smartphone, you can also change your current Facebook name just using those simple steps one by one.

Step 1: Open your favorite internet browser. Then go to Facebook and log into your Facebook account.

Step 2: Click on the menu option on the top-right side of your screen.

Click on the facebook menu icon from mobile

Step 3: Go to the last section of the menu and click on Account Settings.

Click on the Account settings option

Step 4: Click General section.

How to Change Your Name on Facebook genarel section

Step 5: Tap on the Name option that is listed at first.

Click on the name option on facebook mobile

Step 6: Enter your First, Middle and the Last name one after one. Then click on Review Changes button.

Facebook facebook name

Step 7: Type your current Facebook account Password. Click Save Changes option and that all.

Facebook last seen for changing password

Can’t Change Your Name on Facebook?

If you unable to change your Facebook name, then those could be the reason for it.

  • You can’t change your name twice in 60 days.
  • If there one name change requests pending, you can’t ask for change your name if you have.
  • The name shouldn’t be on the Facebook name policy.

If your name is not against Facebook standard name guideline and still can’t set your real name, then you should apply for changing your name in an additional way. First, go into to the Contact page of Facebook. Then you have to prove that, the provided name is real. You can prove that by using your car license, ID card, library card of yours. Send the request to Facebook.


That’s how you can change your name on Facebook. Once you set a new name, it will get displayed at your username until you change it again. Please remember, after changing your name you can’t request new name up to 60 days. Once the time is over, you can again change your name of Facebook.


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