How To Change Your Name On Facebook

How To Change Your Name On Facebook.

Facebook requires one to use their legal name. However, there are circumstances where this can be changed.

How to change your name on Facebook.

You can change your name on the Facebook website or the mobile app.

On the Facebook website;

1. First log into Facebook.

2. Click “account” in the menu on the right-hand-side of the screen to access a drop-down menu.

3. Select “settings and Privacy” from this menu to bring up a new one.

4. Select “settings”.

5. Click on “name” to bring up three edit fields, one for each of your names: first, middle, and surname.

6. Type your names in the corresponding fields, you do not have to put in a middle name.

7. Click review change and follow the security prompt to enter your password.

8. Next click “save changes”, and your name change request has been submitted.

9. Finally, Wait up to 24 hours for Facebook to approve your name change.

On the Facebook mobile app;

1. Open the Facebook app on your mobile device.

2. Log in using the account you would like to change.

3. Start in the “newsfeed” tab on the left at the bottom.

4. Tap on your profile picture on the left-hand-side of the screen below the word “Facebook”.

5. From this screen tap on “profile tools” – three horizontal dots – next to “add story”.

6. Here, tap on “view privacy shortcuts” to move to the next screen.

7. Now, tap on “update your personal information” button, under the section, “Account Security”.

8. Tap on your name, which appears at the top of this screen, to reveal three text fields, one for each of your names: first, middle and surname.

9. Enter your names and tap “review change”. You do not have to enter a middle name.

10. Follow the security prompt to enter your password and tap “save changes”.

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