How to change name on Facebook? [PC, Android & iOS]

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No matter how great a prodigy you are, there is this just one thing that you own but you can never decide it by yourself. You always need someone else to give it to you. Probably by the people who raise you. Yes. you are correct. That one thing that you have little control is called ‘NAME’. You cannot decide your name in real-time but you are free to choose your name on your social networks.

I can assure you that most of you regretted the first E-mail Id you created at your teen years. Sometimes, all the profile names that we decided to give ourselves during teen-age could be quite embarrassing when you grow up and look back. So, you may create a new profile name. There’s always an option to rename your profiles, whereas in real life you just have to go through with other’s decisions for yourself most of the time.

How to change Facebook name on PC, Android and iOS app?

Facebook allows you to change your name for a limited number of times within a certain period of duration and also there’s an overall limit to how many times your profile name can be changed. If you exceeded those limits, then you could always choose to delete your account and start afresh. Facebook profile deletion steps are here. If you are that lucky person, who did not exhaust your name changing limits yet, you can follow the below steps to get your name changed successfully on Facebook.

Facebook name standards

Before you go any further to change your name right away, these constraints should be noted.

Facebook has some naming standards. They expect you to use your original name for your account. That means the profile name should be the same as your valid identity proof and how you are usually called by others. You can include your nickname as a first name or middle name. You can also add another name to your profile.

Your name cannot include

  • Special characters (symbols) or punctuations
  • Letters combined from more than one language
  • Unusual casing (a mix between upper case and lower case letters)
  • Any kind of titles
  • Offensive or suggestive words
  • Random words

Keep in mind

  • If your name doesn’t follow the Facebook name policy, your name change request will be rejected. So please be cautious while requesting your name change.
  • Keep in mind that once you change your name, you cannot change it again in the next 60 days. If you change it two or more times, it will be extended to 120 days.
  • Facebook allows changing names only a few times. You cannot change your name if you have changed your name frequently in the past. Facebook is stringent in this matter to keep the Facebook community safe from scams and phishing.

Add or change other names

You can add other names to your profile. It will display below your name on your profile. Facebook allows you to add several types of names to your profile including nickname, maiden name, birth name, etc. Other names are always visible to the public, which means you cannot hide it from others. But you can remove it at any time. All the names allowed are listed in the screenshot below.

Change Facebook name on PC

Changing your name is easy-PC , if you follow the below.

  1. Login to your Facebook account on a web browser.
  2. Click the dropdown icon on the top-right corner and select Settings & Privacy -> Settings.
  3. Click Edit and enter your name. First name and last name are mandatory, middle name is optional.
  4. Click Review Change button.
  5. Enter your password and click Save Changes.

Change other names on PC

Facebook allows you to change your alias names too

  1. Click down arrow and go to Settings & Privacy -> Settings -> Name.
  2. Click Add or change other names.
  3. Scroll down to Other names section and click Add a nickname, a birth name…
  4. Select a name type and enter the name.
  5. If you want to change or remove the existing name, click the three dots next to the name and click Edit name/Delete name.
  6. Click the Save button to save the changes.

Change Facebook name on Android app

Please follow the below steps to get your profile renamed on an Android device.

  1. Open the Facebook app and log in to your account.
  2. Tap the three lines icon and go to Settings & Privacy -> Settings.
  3. Select Personal Information from Account Settings.
  4. Tap Name.
  5. Enter your first name and last name. The middle name is optional.
  6. Then tap Review Change to submit your name change request.

Change other names on Android app

Follow the steps to change other names on Android Facebook app.

  1. Tap the three lines on the Facebook app.
  2. Go to Settings & Privacy -> Settings -> Personal Information -> Name.
  3. Tap Add a nickname, a birth name…
  4. Select Name type an enter name.
  5. Tap Save button to save the name.

Change Facebook name on iPhone app

Follow the steps given below to change your name on Facebook iOS app.

  1. Open the Facebook app and tap the three lines icon from the bottom-right corner.
  2. Then go to Settings & Privacy -> Settings.
  3. Select Personal Information from Account Settings and tap Name.
  4. Enter your first name & last name and tap Review Change to submit your request.

Change other names on iPhone app

Here are the steps to change other names on iPhone Facebook app.

  1. Tap the three lines on the Facebook app.
  2. Go to Settings & Privacy -> Settings -> Personal Information -> Name.
  3. Tap Add a nickname, a birth name…
  4. Select Name type an enter your name.
  5. Tap Save button to save the name.

Here you go! Good luck in choosing a new name for your Facebook profile. I hope you will not regret this time.

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