Complete guide to change Your name on Facebook

Sometimes it happens that while creating a Facebook account, we encounter problems while saving the name of the Facebook account holder due to typing errors. Thus we need to change or correct or rectify our name on the Facebook profile. Thus, in this article, we will discuss, how to change the name on Facebook.

As we all know that Facebook is the world’s most popular social media platform with 2.85 billion monthly active users worldwide as of 2021. On contrary, while creating a profile on Facebook, you need to reveal too minimum personal data. But you need to be careful while entering your info. Because sometimes we face typo errors while entering our name and saving it. So, we will discuss a step-by-step tutorial about how to change or modify our Facebook name on the Facebook website as well as on Facebook mobile app.

How to change the name on Facebook?

To change your name on the Facebook profile, you first need to log in to your profile on the Facebook website from any of your browsers. Then click on the down arrow button on the top right corner of the Facebook interface and select “Settings & privacy” > “Settings”.

Settings to change the name on Facebook
Settings to change the name on Facebook.

On selection of the Settings option, the “General Account Setting” page will open up. Here you can view your Name username, Contact info and also will be able to edit that information as per your requirement.

Edit name on Facebook
Edit name on Facebook

Now click on the edit link and you will be able to edit your name as well as add the middle name(if any), which is optional.

Final submission of modified name on Facebook
Final submission of modified name on Facebook

You can also use the “Add other names” option if you want to save your nickname or birthname or maiden name or former name or married name etc.

Adding Nickname on Facebook
Adding Nickname on Facebook.

After entering the corrected spelling of your name, click the “Review Change” button. You have to enter the password once again and click on the Save changes button to change the information on Facebook.

Correcting the spelling of your profile name on Facebook via the Facebook mobile app is quite similar. let’s have a look, how to change the name on the mobile app.

How to change the Facebook name on mobile?

To change your name on Facebook using the mobile app, you first need to open the Facebook app from your mobile and login into the account. If already logged in then you need not have to login again.

Click on the hamburger menu or the three lines menu on the top right corner of the interface and select “Settings & Privacy” > “Settings”. Now select the “Personal and Account Information”. Under this menu, you get the option to change or correct your name.

Modify name on the facebook mobile app
Modify name on the Facebook mobile app

After entering the corrected spelling of your name, click on the “Review Change” button. Then Facebook will ask you to enter your profile password once again to confirm the changes.

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Facing problem to change Name on Facebook?

If you are facing a problem in changing your name on Facebook following the steps mentioned above, then you might be having issues with the following points mentioned below.

  1. You might not be following the Facebook’s standard name policy.
  2. You might have already change your profile name within last 60 days. Because Facebook don’t allow more than sigle change in name with in 60 days span.
  3. You might not have confirmed your change of Facebook name previously asked for.
  4. You might have entered wrong password, when asked for after clicking on the “Review Change” button.

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Once you are successful in changing your name on Facebook, your updated name will reflect beside your profile picture. And all your Facebook friends and others will now be able to view your updated corrected name. But while changing be careful this time, because you can not modify your name on Facebook within the next 60 days time period. If you have blocked a friend due to an error and want to unblock that friend, then you may read how to unblock a friend on Facebook for reference.

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