How to change your name on Facebook Using Web & App

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There may be a number of reasons why you may want to change your name on Facebook. You may want people to recognise you by your pseudonym or a pen name. Or there may be a special name your friends call you by that you wish to use.

On Web

  • Log in to Facebook
  • Click on the arrow icon next to Notifications and Quick Help icons and select 'Settings'.
  • Go to 'General Account Settings'.
  • Click on the 'Edit' option next to 'Name.'
  • Enter the new name you want on Facebook. Besides changing your first and last name, you can also enter a middle name.
  • Press on the 'Review changes' button. On doing this, Facebook will give you the option of selecting how your name will appear.
  • Select the option you like, enter your password and press 'Save changes.

On App

  • Log in to Facebook
  • Press the hamburger icon next to the notification bell icon on top right.
  • Account Settings.
  • Select the option of 'General' on the top.
  • Enter the new name you want on Facebook. Besides changing your first and last name, you can also enter a middle name.
  • Press on the 'Review changes' button. On doing this, Facebook will give you the option of selecting how your name will appear.
  • Select the option you like, enter your password and press 'Save changes.