How to change your username in Facebook on iPhone

Like most social networking sites, Facebook offers its user the ability to change their username. If you made a mistake the first time, then you can choose a new name for your Facebook account.

Facebook is one of the biggest social media services on the internet and is used by pretty much everyone who has access to the internet. It’s important that you have a username that includes your real name, so it’s easier to find. Your unique username is what separates you from the others who have the same name as yours.

In this article, we show you how to change your username on Facebook, as well as change your profile name quickly using your iPhone. The username and Name are two different things, and we shall explain them below.

Facebook logo on a dark background

Change your name on Facebook

The Display Name, or Name, is what people see on Facebook when they click on your profile. You can change this once every 60 days, but it has to be close to your real name. Here’s how to change our Name on the Facebook app on iPhone.

1) Launch Facebook on your iOS device.

2) Tap the hamburger menu icon in the bottom right corner of the app.

3) Scroll down and select Settings & Privacy and tap Settings.

4) Select Personal and account information under Account.

Personal and account information in Facebook settings

5) Next, tap Name and make the changes.

6) Tap Review Change to choose the display format for your name.

7) Enter your Facebook password and hit Save Changes to confirm.

Change name in Facebook on iPhone

Your name will now be updated on Facebook, and you won’t be able to change it for another 60 days.

Change username on Facebook

Your Facebook username is the real deal, and it is what separates you from others with the same name as yours. It is essentially a link that can help others find your profile quickly. Once you change your username, you cannot use the previous one again. Unfortunately, you cannot change this from the iPhone app. If you want to make a change, you’ll have to log in to Facebook via a browser. Here’s how to change your username on Facebook.

1) Log in to Facebook via your favorite web browser.

2) Click the downwards pointing arrow on the top right corner of the website.

3) Select Settings & Privacy and Settings.

Facebook settings desktop

4) In General Settings, you’ll have the option to change both your Name and Username.

5) Click on the Edit button next to Username.

Change Facebook Username

6) Input the new name and make sure it’s available. Facebook will ask you to input your authentic name, which is what we would recommend too.

7) Click on Save Changes to make the changes.

Changing your name or username on Facebook

Although it’s possible and quite easy to change your username on Facebook, we wouldn’t recommend it unless it’s absolutely important. If you made a mistake the first time, then you probably would want to make the change. On the other hand, changing your Display name is totally fine. Remember that you can only change your name once every 60 days.

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