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How to change your name on Facebook

Change your name on Facebook with a few, simple steps.
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March 24, 2022
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If you have legally changed your name, want to change the joke name you might have created, or changed your last name, here’s how to change your name on Facebook.

Read more: How to change your Facebook privacy settings

QUICK ANSWER

To change your name on Facebook, click the downward arrow at the top right corner of the website and go to Settings and privacy-->Settings-->General. Click the Edit button next to your name to change it. You can also change your name using the Facebook app.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to change your profile name on Facebook

On desktop

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Click on the down arrow at the top right corner of the site, and go to Settings and privacy–>Settings–>General.

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Tap Edit next to your name and change it.

On the Facebook app

Tap the three horizontal lines icon at the top right corner. Tap Settings and privacy–>Settings.

Scroll to the Account section and tap Personal and account information. Tap your name and edit it.

If you change your name on Facebook, you will not be able to change it again for 60 days. You can also not use unusual capitalization, punctuation, characters, or random words.

How to change your username on Facebook

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Your Facebook username is not only a way to log in to your account but can also be used as a vanity URL for your profile. Tap on the down arrow at the top right corner of the site. Click Settings and privacy–>Settings–>General. Tap the Edit button next to your username and change it.

Add a nickname on Facebook

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You can add a nickname in the same section where you change your name on the app or the site. Tap or click Other names and add a nickname.


Read more: How to change your name on TikTok

FAQs

Do you have to use your real name on Facebook?

You don’t have to use your real name, but it’s best to do so. You cannot use a name with unusual capitalizations, special characters, or random words. If Facebook suspects fraud, you might need to confirm your identity by uploading an ID.

What happens if I change my Facebook name?

If you change your name, you cannot change it again for 60 days.

Can you change your birthday on Facebook?

Facebook allows you to change your birthday, but you can only do so three times overall.