How to change your name on Facebook

Have you decided to change the name you use on Facebook, but you don’t know how to do it? When you joined the famous social network were you wary, you used a fictitious name and now you regret it?

No problem, I show you a few simple steps to change your name on Facebook without resorting to a time machine or a computer technician, follow me and it will be child’s play.

Important : the name change on Facebook can be done a limited number of times (it is not specified how many).

NB You will not be able to repeat the operation until 60 days.

When you write your new one on Facebook, remember that it must not contain unnecessary capital letters, punctuation marks, or special characters. Get comfortable and let’s go!

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Change your name on Facebook from your PC

Are you tired of the name you chose when you are you registered and want to change it? Nothing is impossible on Mark Zuckerberg’s social network.

If you usually use the famous social network from your computer, here are some simple steps to change your Facebook name from your PC :

  • Open the Web browser you usually use
  • Log in to Facebook
  • Log in by entering the your credentials (phone number or email address with which you have chosen to register and the password)
  • Click on the arrow at the top right
  • Select Settings and privacy> Settings
  • Now click on the Edit option that will appear next to the Name
  • Enter the new name and click on the Check the change button to save it

  • Enter the password and click on Save changes

You will finally be able to change your name on Facebook. If you are having trouble changing your name, please fill out this form.

Change your name on Facebook from Android App

As I showed you, change your name on Facebook from the PC is really simple, doing it from the Android App is even more so. Get comfortable and give yourself a few minutes for this short and simple guide.

Here are the steps you will need to take to change your name on Facebook from the Android App :

  • Open the Facebook app from your mobile phone
  • Start the app by entering your credentials and proceed to login
  • From the main screen click on Main Menu (it is the icon with the three horizontal lines at the top right)
  • Click on the voice Settings and privacy> Settings
  • Now click on Personal settings and then Name
  • Enter the new name and tap Check the change
  • Now enter the new password and click on Save changes

If you are having trouble changing your name, please fill out this form.

Change your name on Facebook from IOS app

If you use Facebook mainly on your mobile device with the apple, you can change your name on Facebook by following a few quick steps. I’ll explain how to do it.

Here are the steps to change the name on Facebook from the iOS App :

  • Open the Facebook app from your mobile phone
  • Start the app by entering your credentials and proceed to login
  • Tap on the icon with the three horizontal lines in the bottom right
  • Scroll down and click on Settings and privacy , then touchSettings
  • Now click on Personal Information and then tap on Name
  • Enter your new name and presses on Check the change
  • Enter the password and click on Save changes .

Success! In just a few minutes you finally have a new name on Facebook. If you are having trouble changing your name, please fill out this form.

What I can’t use in the name

As I showed you you can easily change your name on Facebook , but I must warn you: there are some things you need to be careful of before doing this.

There are some elements that you cannot use for your name on Facebook , you I show which they are:

  • Symbols, numbers, capital letters, repeating characters or punctuation marks used incorrectly
  • Characters belonging to different alphabets
  • Titles of any kind (such as professional or religious titles)
  • Words or phrases in place of the name
  • Offensive or allusive words

What names are allowed on Facebook?

When you decide to change your name on Facebook you will have to be careful to respect the standards of the well-known social network. Not all names, in fact, are allowed.

I advise you to use the name and surname with which you identify yourself most and above all that you use in real life .

Here’s what you need to be careful of before choosing a new name on Facebook.

  • The name on your profile must match the one your friends are with used to call you in everyday life.
  • Your name must be in a document of official identity or in one of the documents included in the appropriate Facebook list.
  • You can use nicknames for the first or middle name if these are a variation of the authentic name (for example: “Gigi” instead of “Luigi”)
  • You can also indicate another name in your personal Facebook account (you can use, for example, your maiden name, your nickname or professional name)

How often can I change my name on Facebook?

If you don’t like your current name on Facebook, when you chose did not want to make your identity public by opting for a fictitious name , but now you want to fix it and change it, as I have shown you so far it is really simple.

Warning: you cannot do this operation indefinitely. Changing your name on Facebook is an operation that can be performed a limited number of times (Zuckerberg’s social network does not specify how many).

You can also change your account name Facebook only once every 60 days .

How to add another name to my Facebook account

If you wish to enter a custom name to your Facebook name and surname you can do it with a few simple steps.

You can choose to enter your maiden name , your nickname or title professional, the choice is yours, doing it is really simple. Follow me.

  • Access your profile Facebook and click on Information
  • Click on the item Details on about you
  • Now go to Click on Add a nickname , the first name … under Other names
  • Select the type of name you want to add under Type of name
  • Enter the name
  • Select Visible at the top of the profile, this will be used to show the other name next to your first and last name at the top of the Facebook profile

  • Click on Save and the that’s it!

Conclusions

As I showed you on this page, change your name on Facebook or add another one to associate with your current one name and surname is really simple, you don’t need computer skills and you don’t have to be a tech expert , you just need a few minutes to dedicate to this quick operation.

Finally you can abandon that name that you seemed to like ten years ago and now, instead, you find inappropriate. Do not close the door to second thoughts, Facebook allows you to change your name on Facebook in a few steps, do not delay again.

Take some time off and follow my advice, as you have seen it will be a Child’s play!

If you have not been able to complete the process, or have encountered other problems, I recommend that you contact facebook support.

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