How to Change Your Name on Facebook on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Changing your name on Facebook is a simple process that can be done directly from your Android device. Whether you want to update your married name, go by a nickname, or simply want to change things up, Facebook allows you to do so with just a few taps. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to change your name on Facebook on Android.

Step 1: Open the Facebook App

Firstly, locate and open the Facebook app on your Android device. The app icon usually looks like the Facebook logo, which is a lowercase ‘f’ in blue.

Step 2: Access Your Settings

Once you have opened the app, tap on the menu icon in the top right corner of the screen. This icon typically consists of three horizontal lines stacked vertically. A menu will slide out from the right side of the screen.

Step 2.1: Scroll Down (If Needed)

If you don’t see “Settings & Privacy” immediately in the menu, you may need to scroll down until it appears. Tap on “Settings & Privacy” to proceed.

Step 3: Navigate to Your Account Settings

Within “Settings & Privacy,” tap on “Settings” to access your account settings.

Step 3.1: Find and Tap on ‘Personal Information’

Scroll down until you find “Personal Information.” Tap on it to continue.2: Tap on ‘Name’

From the list of personal information options, locate and tap on “Name.” This will take you to the page where you can edit your name.

Step 4: Edit Your Name

On the name editing page, you will see your current name displayed at the top. To change it, simply tap on the “Edit” button next to your name.

Step 4.1: Enter Your New Name

A dialog box will appear, prompting you to enter your new name. Tap on the text field and type in your desired name.2: Review Facebook’s Name Policy

Before you proceed, it’s important to note that Facebook has certain guidelines for changing names. Make sure your chosen name complies with their policy. You can review the policy by tapping on the “Learn more” link provided.3: Save Your Changes

Once you are satisfied with your new name and have reviewed Facebook’s policy, tap on the “Review Change” button. This will take you to a confirmation page that shows how your new name will appear.

Step 5: Confirm Your New Name

On the confirmation page, Facebook will display both your current and new names side by side. Take a moment to double-check that everything is correct before proceeding.

Step 5.1: Enter Your Password

To confirm the name change, enter your Facebook account password in the designated text field.2: Tap on ‘Save Changes’

Finally, tap on the “Save Changes” button to apply your new name to your Facebook profile.

Congratulations! You have successfully changed your name on Facebook using an Android device.

It may take some time for the changes to reflect across all platforms and devices, so don’t worry if it doesn’t update immediately.

  • Tips:
  • If you want to avoid any issues with changing your name in the future, make sure to use a name that is accurate and reflects who you are.
  • Remember that Facebook has specific guidelines for names, so avoid using symbols, numbers, or excessive capitalization.

Now that you know how to change your name on Facebook using an Android device, feel free to update it whenever you desire. Keep in mind that Facebook also allows you to add a preferred pronoun to your profile if you wish.

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