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How to Change Your Name on Facebook (2023)

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Have you gotten married and want to change your maiden name on Facebook? Or maybe you’ve legally changed your name and want your Facebook account to reflect it?

Whatever your reason for wanting to change your Facebook name, you’ll be glad to know that the process is fairly easy. Read on to learn how to change your name on Facebook.

In a Nutshell

  1. Click on your profile picture or menu icon
  2. Select “Settings”
  3. Choose “Accounts Center”
  4. Select your account, then click “Name”
  5. Enter your new name and click “Review Change”
  6. Click “Save”

How to Change Your Name on Facebook

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Whether you’re using a mobile browser or a desktop browser, the steps for changing your name on Facebook are essentially the same. This also applies to the iPhone and Android app versions.

Step 1: Go to Your Facebook News Feed 

If you aren’t already logged in to your account, go to the Facebook website and enter your email and password. Once your Facebook profile loads, click on your profile picture at the top right.

After clicking on your profile picture, a drop-down menu containing a “Privacy and Settings” option should appear. Click on it, then tap “Settings”.

If you’re using a Facebook app, click on the three-line menu icon, then tap the gear icon.

Step 2: Select Accounts Center

In settings, you’ll find a section titled “Accounts Center ” on the left. Click on it, then choose “Profiles”.

Note: If your Facebook isn’t up to the latest version, you’ll need to click on “General Account Settings” rather than “Accounts Center” to change your name.

Step 3: Choose Your Facebook Profile

Tap your Facebook profile icon, and a box should pop up containing “Name,” “User Name”, and “Profile Picture.” Choose “Name” to proceed. 

Step 4: Type in Your New Name

Revise or change your name by typing in your new preferred first, middle, and surnames. When finished, tap “Review Change” and wait.

In some cases, the new name won’t be approved if it doesn’t follow one or more of the guidelines imposed by Facebook. These guidelines prevent names that include:

  • Symbols, numbers, repeating characters, or punctuation
  • Non-standard capitalization
  • Titles, be they professional, religious, or otherwise
  • Characters from more than one language
  • Words or phrases representing organizations
  • Words or phrases that go against Facebook’s Community Standards

If there are no issues with your new name, you’ll be asked to choose the order in which your names appear (first, middle, and last).

After this step, tap “Save Changes,” and voila! You now have a new Facebook name.

Note: Occasionally, you may have trouble changing your name if it doesn’t adhere to the Facebook guidelines, even if it’s your birth name. If that’s your issue and the name change isn’t going through, you may need to provide Facebook with a photo of your ID or driver’s license to prove your name is what you say it is.


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Changing your name on Facebook is straightforward.

All you need to do is go to “Settings”, “Accounts Center”, then “Name” to get the job done.

Just make sure to follow the Facebook guidelines when submitting your new name. And don’t forget to click “Save Changes” when you’re done.


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