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How to change your Facebook name

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How to change your Facebook name: You signed up for Facebook using a diminutive in place of your real name; but now you have changed your mind, you would like to restore your full name but you don’t know how to proceed. Don’t panic! If you want, I’m here to help you.

You must know that changing the name of a Facebook profile is very easy, just go to the social network settings and fill out a short form. The important thing is to respect the rules that Facebook provides for names: nicknames cannot be used instead of the real name (unless they are authentic name variations, such as “Peppe” instead of “Giuseppe”) ; uppercase and lowercase letters cannot be used randomly; you cannot insert words “extraneous” to the name and you cannot use characters belonging to more than one alphabet.

Furthermore, it must be emphasized that it is not possible change Facebook name more than once every 60 days: if you change your name you will not be able to repeat the operation for the next two months. All clear? Well, then I would say not to get lost in small talk and take action immediately. The operation can be carried out both from the computer and from portable devices such as smartphones and tablets, find all the instructions you need below.

Change your name on Facebook from your computer

Let’s see first how to change Facebook name from the computer. The first step you need to take is to connect to the home page of the social network (facebook.com) and click on arrow you see at the top right of the blue bar.

At this point, select the item Settings from the menu that opens, make sure that the icon is selected in the left sidebar General and click the button Edit placed next to the item First name. The form for changing the name on Facebook will open.

Fill out the form that was proposed to you by typing in it First name, Second name (optional) e Surname you intend to use on the social network and save the changes by clicking on the button Check the change. Then choose how to display the new name on Facebook (Name Surname or Surname Name) and make the change effective by typing the password of your profile in the appropriate text field and pressing the button Save Changes.

Adding a nickname (or other name)

How to change your Facebook name

Do you want to add a nickname, your maiden name or another “additional” name to your Facebook profile? No problem. Connect to your personal profile page, select the tab Information which is at the top (immediately below the cover image) and choose the item Your information from the left sidebar.

Next, click on the item Add a nickname, first name … and fill out the form that is proposed to you by selecting the guy name to add to your Facebook profile (eg. Nickname, Maiden name, Name with title) from the appropriate drop-down menu and typing the name in the appropriate text field. Then choose whether to make this additional name visible at the top of the profile and click on the button Save Changes to save the changes.

Change your name on Facebook from smartphones and tablets

Now let’s see how to change Facebook name from smartphones and tablets. The procedure is very simple but varies slightly depending on the operating system you are using. Here are all the steps to take in detail.

Android

How to change your Facebook name

If you are using an Android device, to change your name you have to start the Facebook app and press the ad icon Hamburger located at the top right. After that you have to go to the menu Account settings (at the bottom of the screen that opens), select the General item and choose the option relating to First name.

Then fill out the form that is proposed to you, inserting it inside First name, Second name And Surname that you intend to use; presses the button Check the change and confirm the changes by typing your profile password.

If you want to add a nickname or middle name to your profile, go back to the menu Account Settings> Name of Facebook, presses on the voice Add a nickname, first name … and fill out the form that is proposed to you by choosing the type of name to add to your profile (eg nickname, maiden name, etc.) and typing it in the appropriate text field. To save the changes, press the button Save. If you want to make the name visible at the top of the profile put the check mark next to the appropriate item.

iPhone / iPad

How to change your Facebook name

If you use an iPhone or an iPad you can change your name on Facebook by starting the official application of the social network and selecting the ad icon Hamburger located at the bottom right. After that you have to go to the menu Settings (at the bottom of the screen that opens), select the item Account settings from the box that appears and move to General> Name.

Then fill out the form that is proposed to you, inserting it inside First name, Second name And Surname you want to use on Facebook, press the button Check the change and confirm the changes by typing your account password.

To add a middle name or nickname to your profile, select the entry Add a nickname, first name … from the menu General> Name Facebook, fill out the form that is proposed to you and press the button Save. If you want to make the name visible at the top of the profile put the check mark next to the appropriate item.

Windows Phone

How to change your Facebook name

Facebook for Windows Phone does not include the name change function, it refers to the web version of the social network. However, don’t worry, the procedure to follow is as simple as the one just seen together for Android and iOS.

All you have to do is start the Facebook app for Windows Phone, select the ad icon Hamburger located at the top right and choose the item Settings from the menu that opens. Then go up Privacy Settings, wait for the Web version of the social network to open and go to the menu General> Name.

At this point, fill out the name change form with all the necessary information (First name, Second name And Surname), presses the button Check the change and confirm the changes by typing your account password. Pressing on the voice Add a nickname, first name … you can also add a nickname or middle name to your profile.