To make sure people know who they're connecting with, we ask everyone to use the same name on Facebook that they use in everyday life. We may ask you to confirm that the name on your Facebook account is the name you're known by.

Confirming your name

If you see a message when you log in asking you to confirm your name, you may be temporarily unable to access certain Facebook features while we work with you to confirm or edit the name on your account.

To confirm or edit your name, log in to your Facebook account and follow the on-screen instructions. You may be asked to upload an ID or something else from our ID list (ex: membership cards, mail) that shows the name you use in everyday life.

Using your name on Facebook

We understand that the name you use in everyday life might be different from your legal name. We want you to be able to use the name you most identify with on your Facebook profile.

Changing your name or adding additional names

You can also change your name or add additional names (ex: nickname, maiden name) to your profile. Keep in mind that you can't change your name more than once in 60 days.

Managing your privacy

If you're concerned about using your name on Facebook, we have tools that can help you manage what information people can see about you.