How to change your Facebook account or user name

Changing your Facebook account name can be necessary for a variety of reasons, whether it’s for personal or professional reasons, or simply for an update. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of changing your Facebook name in a simple and effective way, while highlighting the important considerations you need to take into account.

Why change your name on Facebook?

Before diving into the process, it’s essential to understand why you want to change your name on Facebook. Whether it’s because of a wedding, a new brand name, or simply a personal preference, Facebook offers the flexibility to update this information.

Steps to change your name on Facebook

  • Open the Facebook application or go to the website www.facebook.com.
  • Log in to your account using your login details.
  • On the website, click on the down arrow in the top right-hand corner and select “Settings & Privacy” > “Settings”.
  • On the application, access the menu by clicking on the three horizontal lines at the bottom right, then select “Settings & Privacy” > “Settings”.
  • In the settings, go to “Account Area”, click on your “Profile”.
  • Click on “Name” if it’s the account name you want to change or on “Username” if it’s your username you want to change.
  • Enter your new name in the fields provided.
  • Add an alternative first name if necessary (for example, if you have a different birth name).
  • Once you’ve done this, press “Verify change”.
  • For security reasons, Facebook may ask you to confirm your password.

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