How to change your name on Facebook

#Facebook did not preserve its original name, and you are not required to do so either.

How to change your name on Facebook

Humans are not static beings. Living is a journey of discovery – of the universe, of oneself, and of one's fellow humans. As a result, the name given to a person at birth is not usually the name they choose to carry to death. There are several reasons why someone would want to change their name, including marriage, affirmation of their gender identity, or just dissatisfaction with their existing name.


Fortunately, Facebook enables users to quickly modify their profile name, so you're not stuck with the one you provided when you originally created your account. After all, Facebook itself changed its name to Meta.


How to Change the Name of Your Facebook Account on a Mobile Device

Launch the Facebook app.

  1. In the lower right corner of your screen, tap the "Menu" profile picture icon.

  2. To access your settings, tap the cog symbol in the top right corner of your screen.

  3. Tap "Personal information" under "Account."

  4. Tap "Name" under "General."

  5. Enter your new name, then press the "Review Change" button.

  6. Choose how you want your name to appear: entire first, middle, and last name; only your first and last name; or surname, middle, and first name. Then input your Facebook password and press the "Save changes" button.


How to Change the Name of Your Facebook Account on Desktop

Launch Facebook.


To access a menu, click the down arrow symbol in the upper right corner of your screen.

  1. Navigate to the "Settings & privacy" cog icon.

  2. To access "General profile settings," click the "Settings" cog symbol.

  3. Click "Edit" next to "Name."

  4. Enter your new name, then press the "Review Change" button.

  5. Choose how you want your name to appear: entire first, middle, and last name; only your first and last name; or surname, middle, and first name. Then input your Facebook password and press the "Save changes" button.


Also, double-check for spelling errors before confirming the change and to make sure you're okay with sticking with your new name for a time. Facebook does not allow you to change your name again within 60 days of changing it, so if you change your mind, you'll have to live with it for at least two months.

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