How to change Facebook account name and username on Galaxy S20

Personal information that you’ve entered on Facebook during the initial setup of your account is editable. Thus, if you failed to key in the desired account name or username, all you have to do is make necessary changes to your Facebook settings. This post will walk you through the entire process on the new Samsung Galaxy flagship phone. Facebook app. Here’s how to change Facebook account name and username on galaxy s20.

Easy steps to change your Facebook account name and username on Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The following steps depict the actual process of viewing and modifying your personal information on Facebook, particularly your account name and other names. It’s a straightforward guide for those who are new to the platform.

  1. Launch the Apps viewer then tap on the Facebook icon to open the app.

    The Apps viewer can be launched by swiping up from the bottom of the Home screen.

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  2. On the Facebook app’s main screen, tap the Menu icon on the upper-rightmost corner.

    The icon is represented by three short horizontal lines.
    On the next screen you will see the main features of the Facebook app.

    change facebook account name galaxy s20 - menu icon

  3. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy.

    A list of Facebook settings and options will be displayed next.

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  4. Tap Settings to continue.

    Doing so will pull up another screen that contains your account settings, security, privacy and other Facebook information to manage.

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  5. Tap Personal Information under Account Settings.

    On the next screen, you will view and access basic information on your Facebook account including your name, phone numbers and email addresses.

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  6. To edit or change your name on Facebook, tap Name.

    Doing so will pull up a new screen with text fields for you to input your First name, Middle name, and Last name.
    Just tap on the text field you wish to edit information on then enter your preferred name.


    change facebook account name galaxy s20 - edit name

  7. You can also add a nickname, birth name and other relevant information. To do this, simply tap Other Names then enter the desired nickname you’d like to show on your Facebook profile.
    After adding this information, tap the Save button.

    The recent changes will then be saved and applied to your Facebook account.

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Tools
  • Android 10
  • One UI 2.0 and later
Materials
  • Galaxy S20

Please note that you can only change the name on your Facebook account once every 60 days. 

Facebook names that contain symbols, numbers, unusual caps, repeating characters or punctuation are not allowed. To view the complete guidelines of what names are allowed on Facebook, you can visit the Facebook Help Center.

Your Facebook name is typically used as the primary key to search you on the platform. Anyone on Facebook can search your name and send a friend request. Your name will also appear on your profile link.

To view your Facebook profile link, just open the app then tap the Menu icon. From the menu icon, tap on your profile photo then tap the button with a triple-dot located right next to the Add store button. The Profile settings screen will then open. At the bottom of the screen, you can find your Facebook Profile link. You can copy that link and paste it to your browser to see how others view your profile on Facebook.

There may be some instances when Facebook would ask you to confirm that the name on your Facebook account is the name you are known by in real life. This is one way to ensure that people would know who they are connecting with. If you happen to see this confirmation message upon logging into Facebook, you may be temporarily unable to access certain features until Facebook has verified and confirmed the name on your account.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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