Changing your name on Facebook is quite easy, but there various limitations and guidelines you need to know before deciding to change your name on Facebook.
In this article, I will be discussing how you can change your Facebook name on iOS, Android, and on the website.
Things To Remember Before Changing Your Name On Facebook
Facebook has a strict changing of name policy, if Facebook does not agree to your new name, you may not be permitted to change your name or Facebook will ban your account.
Here are a few things to take notes of before changing your Facebook name.
- The name on your account should be familiar within your friends and family
- Nicknames that are variants of your authentic name such as (Kim instead of Kimberly) can be used.
- You can list your professional name, Nickname, and maiden name
- Impersonation is not allowed.
How To Change Your Name On The Facebook Web Page
- Select setting & privacy option, from the pop-up menu
- Click on settings
- You will be navigated to your account setting, click on Edit under general account settings
- Provide your middle name, and surname you want your Facebook friends to see on your profile
- Proceed to tap on the review change
- Select the name you prefer on the new pop up wi down
- Set your password and save changes.
How To Change Your Name On Facebook Mobile App (Android)
- Open the Facebook app on your android device
- At the rip right corner tap on the hamburger menu,(three parallel lines)
- Tap on settings & privacy on the next page
- Select settings from the drop menu.
- Tap on personalized information
- Type your new name(first, middle, and surname)
- Tap on the review change
- Select your name preference
- Save changes
How To Change Your Facebook Name on iOS and ipadOs
- Open the app on your apple device
- Tap on the hamburger menu(three horizontal lines)
- Scroll down and select Settings& privacy >>settings at the lower right corner of your screen
- Tap on personal information and select your name
- Provide your new name
- Select the review button
- Select your choice from the display preference.
- Save changes
Unlike any other social media platform Facebook does not accept anything other than your birth name.