How to Change the Name of Your Facebook Page

Time For Change (by David Reece)

On Facebook Pages, which is news and information for the admins of Facebook fan pages, I see the same questions asked over and over and over. And many of these questions can be answered by doing a quick search on Facebook.

The most frequently asked question is “how can I change the name of my fan page?”

Well, here’s the answer.


You Can’t Change the Name of Your Facebook Page

That’s right. Unfortunately, it can’t be done, even if have a typo. If you want to change the name of your page, you have create a new page.

Yep. You need to delete the page and make a brand new one.

Hopefully, Facebook will change this in the future and allow us to edit the name of our fan pages but until that time be very careful when naming the page, triple-check for typos, and carefully consider what you want to call it.

photo credit: David Reece

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  1. says

    Yup, sadly we can’t edit or at least have a chance to correct typos. Maybe it’s FB way of saying ‘take this seriously for we’re not going to clean up your mess’. :P Hopefully there’ll be a day, when errors can be adjusted. Everyone deserves a second chance, doesn’t it? ^^

    Glad to be your first commenter on 1st Feb, 2010! Can you believe time flies?

    Social/Blogging Tracker

    • says

      Hi Ching Ya – I can’t believe it’s February either :-)

      I think they should allow us to edit the title – I don’t think it would be hard to implement the feature. Although I can see people changing their titles around to try to get more traffic or work the system in some way.

    • Jacob says

      I think that they don’t let us change our Facebook page name because then you would be able to change the name into another whole topic, that some people wouldn’t like that liked the other name you had for your page.

    • says

      Hi Ileane – That’s great! There are a lot of things I wish I had known before I got started :-)

      There are other Facebook articles on this site that might help you under the Facebook category.

    • says

      Hi Ari – Yeah, it’s my snark post of the month or maybe week. I see this question over and over and I think people need to realize that it just can’t be done – at least for now.

    • says

      Hi Julie – Not much a surprise really – more of a smart aleck response ;-)

      I wish I had added more info to the title of my facebook page for search results. But, at least I spelled it correctly ;-)

  2. says

    I think that is one of the stupidest things that FB has done, although some others do come to mind quickly. But to make you delete the whole thing and start over is totally ridiculous.

    I totally feel you on spelling, I did another page for my other company and caught the spelling too late, I already had 40 fans, luckily they all moved over. LOL

    • says

      Hi Carol – Good think you noticed before you had too many fans.

      I really think Facebook needs to address the fan page issues – simple changes that need to be made. I would even be willing to pay a fee to have the features and ads removed.

  3. Katrina says

    I don’t understand this at all – I often get emailed from FB and they say “so and so has changed the name of their fan page from this to this…”! I need to remember to ask the next person who does that so I can ask them how, because I’ve seen it done.

  4. says

    Would also love it if Facebook would finally allow page admins to change the name of their page. There are many legitimate reasons why people would need to update/correct their brand name, sometimes only after they have started to build a following on Facebook.

    I can understand why Facebook haven’t allowed it so far, but it really is a pity. I also don’t see why it can’t be implemented the same way as Facebook username changes where you have to submit a name change request which then gets reviewed. Surely that would work?

  5. Andreas Christodoulou says

    I understand why facebook doesn’t let you change the name of your page. Because if you could, someone might create a page of the band scorpions for example or someone famous. Collect a lot of fans and then change the name. His band, or his name or something stupid

    • says

      Hi Andreas – They also have rules in place about what you can or can not use – you aren’t supposed to use someone else’s name or company. It could also be difficult to set up your own profile if your name were Brad Pitt ;-)

  6. lucy says

    Just double checking – I have 400 fans, if I delete 301 of them and have 99 remaining, will I be able to change the name?

    • says

      Hi Lucy – That’s a good question and I don’t feel comfortable answering that with 100% certainty. Logically it should work but we are talking about Facebook where logic does not always apply.

  7. says

    Hi Kim,

    I just saw The Oprah Winfrey Show’s Facebook status saying that they are changing the name of their page. Do you think Facebook is just doing this for them? This would really be a nice feature.

    • says

      Hi Terri – I’m sure Facebook is giving them special treatment and it’s probably related to how much the show spends in advertising with Facebook.

  8. says

    It can be done, the solution, go to Account, upper right hand corner. On the drop down select Account Settings, select change. You can change your name and username.

    Frank Dank 420

  9. says

    :( Facebook should let us change our page title i set up my Photography fan page last week and now i have over 200 Likes but cant change the page title because of this “This option is only limited to Pages with less than 100 connections”. I dont want to kick half of my fans in order to change my title name. :(


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