There is a simple way to Change your facebook page name.
You can, it’s easy, fast and effective.
Years ago, it was highly impossible to effect a facebook page name change.
It is actually a simple to change your facebook page name. This will need facebook approval.
A facebook name change can only happen once.
There are lots of fake information hovering around on how to effect name change more than once, it’s false.
NOTE: When I speak of Page name, I mean the Title of your Page, as overlaid on your Cover Photo. This will NOT change your Facebook Page URL (web address). Check here for how to change your Facebook Page URL and important cautions about doing so.
It is important to note that a page name change can’t happen more than once, so it is important you exercise caution and ot must be done properly. So read this page very well.
How to Change Your Facebook Page Name
Logged in as an Admin of the Page you wish to change, click About under your cover photo. You should be on the Page Info tab. Click it in the left sidebar if necessary.
Hover the Name section and click the blue Edit pencil that pops up to the right.
Fill in the name you’re SURE you want (WARNING! Cannot be undone or changed more than ONE time!).
Then scroll to the bottom and click Continue.
Check your spelling again. Once you click Request Change, your request will go to Facebook for approval.
If You Don’t See the Option to Edit Your Page’s Name
See below for another possibility.
No Edit Pencil? Here’s What Worked for Me
I changed my Page Name in 2013, so I don’t know if this option is still available. But I’m leaving it here so you can try it. Let me know!
If you’ve never changed your Page name, but still don’t see the Edit pencil, try changing your Page category to Brands & Products or Companies & Organizations, and click Save Changes. The Request Change link should magically appear!
Note that you have a choice of reasons for the Page Name change request.
If you select that your business name has changed, you will almost certainly be required to provide documentation. Logos, business cards, and websites are not acceptable.
You can choose “Other” and explain in the text area.
My first choice was to change my Page name to match my website: How-To Social Media Graphics, and explain in “Other” that my business had evolved. I decided that had a high risk of being rejected.
I chose to request a very similar name to my then-current Louise Myers Graphic Design: Louise Myers How-To Graphics. I then selected “My Page name is misspelled” as the best option. (Don’t even ask how long I deliberated over this!)
Note: Hyphens (as shown in the screen shot) are no longer allowed in Facebook Names – either Page or personal profile.
Before submitting your Page name change request be 100% certain of 2 things:
- This is the Page name you want for the life of your Page. At this time, just ONE change is allowable.
- Your Fan page is 100% compliant with Facebook Terms of Service. Your Page could be shut down once it’s scrutinized by Facebook. Click with caution!
Upload any pertinent documentation, and click Send.
Wait to Hear from FB on Your Page Name Change Request
You should get an auto-reply quickly.