How to Change Your Facebook Page Name

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Do you need to change your Facebook Page name?  Have you been having trouble finding the how you go about changing your Facebook Page name or URL?

Well have no fear, I’ll show you how to exactly how to get this accomplished (even if it looks like you can’t get it done).

First there are two places that you can “name” your Page.  One is the name that appears on your Timeline and that shows up next to every post in the News Feed.

Changing Your Page Name

You may have chosen a name without realizing how this was going to appear.  If your Page is new or if you have less than 200 Likes, you can easily edit your Page name by accessing your Basic Information in your Page Dashboard.

Edit Facebook Page

 

Then you go to your Basic Info and you can easily Edit your name.

Changing Facebook Page name

 

But if you are re-branding or you just want to tweak your Page name and you have more than 200 Likes you may have the opportunity to make a change 1 time.  I say “may” because this option sometimes doesn’t appear even if you haven’t changed your Page name at some point in the past.

You may see a Request Change link next to your Name as shown here.

Request Facebook Page Name Change

 

If you don’t see that Request Change link, you are going to have to go to Facebook Help.  Facebook Help is sometimes very difficult to get any response from.  It will be easier to get your name changed if you have a re-brand with a photo of your website or logo to show your rebranding information.

I recommend submitting your request in two places.  The first one is the Help form for Pages here:  https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/164405897002583

Report an issue with Facebook Pages

 

I find having a screenshot helps to show your new branding so that Facebook can see that you have made a change.

The second place I recommend submitting a request is to Facebook Ads Help.  Hopefully you are using Facebook Ads from time to time to build your Page and you probably don’t want to advertise your Page if the branding isn’t congruent with your website.

The Ads area seems to be a little more responsive to changes when you tell them that you can’t spend any more money with them until your Facebook  Page name is changed (only do this if you are planning on running an ad campaign).  Submit your request here:  https://www.facebook.com/business/contact-us/  (The form below looks a little different since it’s older but is the same idea)

Facebook Ads Help

 

We did this when we changed our Page www.facebook.com/TheBestKeynoteSpeakers and it took about a week to get it done.  But you may need to submit your request a couple of times if you don’t hear back after a week or so.  Hope those suggestions help!  (Please note, I cannot help with Page Name Changes – you must go through Facebook to get your Page name changed)

Changing Your Page URL or Website Address

The other thing you can change (but it sometimes is challenging) is your Facebook Page URL.  Your URL is the easy and short web address (like www.facebook.com/GrandmaMaryShow).

If you haven’t set your Username yet, go do that right now – it makes it much easier to tell people about your Page.  But BE CAREFUL – this is more difficult to get changed.  Once you set it, the URL is taken and can’t be “released” even if you delete the Page.

It can’t have any spaces between the letter and I don’t recommend putting things like periods or underscores between the words.  Then when you set it, capitalize the first letter of each word.  Even if someone types in the URL without the capital letters it will still go to the right place.

Facebook Page URL

 

If you have already set your URL and need to rebrand, you can sometimes request a one-time change as shown  before.

Request Facebook Page Name Change

 

If you don’t have this capability, you will have to go through the same process as outline above with Facebook Help.  I think the URL is as big a deal as making sure your you branding is consistent in your Facebook Page name.  But if your name has changed drastically, then you should get that corrected.

Have you had to change your Page name in the past?  How has it gone for you?  Let me know in the comments (remember I can’t help with actual Facebook Changes, you will need to go to Facebook directly for that.

  • BarefootQuiltingByLea

    I want to change my URL to my username, but I made the mistake of using the horribly long old URL address on my business cards (lucky for me I only got 250 made). If I change it to my username, will BOTH address bring my readers to the same page? Wanted to check before I changed it.
    You rock, Andrea!

  • Great question Lea! Yes, both URLs will continue to work even if you get a new shorter, better-looking URL. Thanks so much!

  • Thanks for the tips, Andrea. I thought I wasn’t able to change mine, but I was able to change the URL and I’ve put in a request to change the name. We’ll see what happens!

  • As usual, Andrea, an excellent article delivered just in time. I have recently changed my domain name and want to change my FB username and URL. Maybe I should get my website content up first, however. Thanks, Andrea!

  • I think that’s a good idea Bea – you’ll have more leverage with your branding change!

  • Glad to help Denise – hope you get it changed!

  • Rajesh Krishna

    Hi Andrea,

    I would like to change my Facebook Page Name. everytime i try to Change it shows the Message of “Our automated system will not allow that name. Consider Jayaram Matrimony.”. kindly Help me to Change the Name.

  • If you are trying to put capital letters in the middle of the name, Facebook won’t let you unless you contact their help department and make a case for why your branding includes capitals. Not sure if that is what you are trying to do, but it sounds like that could be the reason you are getting that message. It may also be because the word you are using has been flagged as a bad word in another language. Those are sometimes also a reason you get that message. Hope that helps!

  • Rajesh Krishna

    Thanks a lot, Andrea. Now Its works. The problem is i have tried to change the name in capital letters. Now, after your reply i came to know about the problem. Now i have chaged the name as ” Jayaram Matrimony”. Thanks Mam, Thanks a lot for your Help.

  • George Dennehy

    Hi Andrea, I am an Inspirational Speaker & Musician. Originally, my page name is “George Dennehy Music” as a musician/band. But I changed the description to a public figure, for business reasons I want to be a speaker first and then a musician. I’d like to change my page name to just “George Dennehy” take the music out of there, but still have music updates..songs…videos & such. I wish to change my name for promotional purposes but I cannot find a way to do that. Should I submit a “Help request”?

  • Muito obrigado, me ajudou com algumas dúvidas. E foram bem úteis e explicadas. Estarei acompanhando mais seu site.

    -Michel

  • Park Jung Lee

    Hi Andrea, I would like to change my Facebook Page Name. everytime i try to Change but look . No Written ‘Edit Name’ how i change my name? .Help me pls!

    -ALVIE.

  • ajack
  • facebook changed the interface and I dont see the Request Change option.

    Is there any other option left to change the name ?

  • summer

    Hi, when i try to click this address https://www.facebook.com/help/contact?id=615344471812117 , the link seems not working.
    I wanted to change my page name too but still haven get any reply from fb.

  • Shreya Gupta
  • Tiffany

    Your link above the page promotion help picture for using the Ads Help does not work…did it change? I can’t seem to find the proper forum? I was able to change my URL but I can’t get my name changed.

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  • Siri

    I get a working link from searching in google “page promotion help”.

  • Siri

    You cant do it outside the US. Try using thor, Hola! or something similar to log in facebook using a U.S. ip. Also, try changing your page category to bussines, organization, new media, or food bar.

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