Do you go by a different name? Learn how to add a Facebook alternate name to your Facebook Profile in just a few steps.
Why add an alternate name
There are plenty of reasons why you would want to add an alternate name to your profile.
For example, you may have recently gotten married and friends you went to school with only know your maiden name.
Alternatively, if someone only knows your nickname, it can be difficult to find you in search.
Types of alternate names you can add
When you’re ready to add your alternate name, here are some of the types of names you can add.
- Maiden name
- Professional name
To add your alternate name to your Facebook Profile, follow the instructions below.
How to add a Facebook alternate name
Step 1: Login to your Facebook Profile
Step 2: Click the widget in the top-right corner
Step 3: Select Account settings
Within the account settings menu, select General > Name and then edit.
Step 4: Enter your Facebook alternate name along with your password you use to login to Facebook.
Note: You can choose to show your alternate name on Facebook by checking the box.
Once you add your Facebook alternate name to your profile, here is what it looks like.
Do you have an alternate name that you go by? Leave a comment below on if you go by an alternate name and if you shared that on your Facebook profile.