How To I Change My Name On Facebook

Whether you’ve recently changed your name, or you simply want to reflect a nickname, changing your name on Facebook is a simple and straightforward process. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the steps to do it.

Before You Start: Facebook’s Name Standards

Before proceeding, it’s essential to note that Facebook has certain rules regarding names. Some of them are:

  • Your name cannot contain special characters, numbers, or inappropriate words.
  • You can’t use titles of any kind. For example, professional or religious ones.
  • Your name needs to reflect your true identity.

If you try to change your name on Facebook to something that violates these standards, it’s likely your request will be denied.

Step-By-Step Guide on How to Change Your Name on Facebook

On Your Browser:

  1. Go to and log in to your account.
  2. On the top right, click on the downward arrow to open a drop-down menu.
  3. Select Settings & Privacy, then click on Settings.
  4. In the left column, click on Name.
  5. Enter your new name and click Review Change.
  6. Enter your password and click Save Changes.

On Your Mobile App:

  1. Open the Facebook app and log in.
  2. Tap the Menu icon (three horizontal lines).
  3. Scroll down and tap on Settings & Privacy, then select Settings.
  4. Under the Account Settings category, tap on Personal Information.
  5. Tap on Name, input your new name, and tap Review Change.
  6. Enter your password and tap Save Changes.

    Here's a quick rundown of the process in code:
    // Go to Facebook's homepage

    // Log into your account
    logIn('username', 'password');

    // Open the settings page
    clickOn('downward arrow');
    clickOn('Settings & Privacy');

    // Change your name
    type('New Name');
    clickOn('Review Change');

    // Confirm your password
    clickOn('Save Changes');

Final Thoughts

And voila! You have successfully changed your name on Facebook. Remember that Facebook does limit how often you can change your name, so make sure you’re happy with it before hitting save. For more helpful how-tos and tech tips, stay tuned to our blog!