How To Change Name In Messenger

Your Quick Answer:

To change the profile name on your Messenger for iOS, just tap on your profile icon from the top section then tap on the Account Settings option.

This will show up to edit the personal information option, just tap on that to change the name.

In order to change the username, you will see the ‘Username’ option on your profile section, just edit and save.

If you’re on Messenger just edit the nickname for yourself and put any name you want to show to that person. That will affect only the person instead of showing it to all.

If you have the both Facebook and Messenger app on your mobile then in order to change the name of your Facebook profile, you can do it from the Messenger app, you don’t have to shift to Facebook to do that.

If you want you can change the Messenger profile picture also directly from Messenger. You can do a lot more things with FB Messenger whether you are on your Android or iOS.

🔴 How To Use:

Step 1: First of all, open the “Facebook MessengerNameChange” tool on your web browser.

Step 2: Then, enter your Facebook username or ID into the designated field.

Step 3: After that, click on the “NameChange” button. It should be prominently displayed on the tool’s interface.

Step 4: Now, the tool will process your request and would provide you the option to make the necessary changes to your Messenger name.

How To Change Name In Messenger:

You have a few methods to do:

1. Using Facebook MOD

Using the Facebook MOD Apk, you will get more features than the official Facebook app here; you can download videos and photos from the app itself.

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: Uninstall the official Facebook app from your phone (if installed) and download the apk file. 

Facebook MOD Apk

Step 2: Before downloading the app, change your phone’s settings to download apps from other sources and then install the app.

Step 3: After installing the app, you can use it as a normal Facebook app, and as Messenger is built there, you can change your name and profile picture as many times as you want.

2. Using NameChangerApp

You can try using a name change tool like NameChangerApp to change your name in Messenger. Try the following steps below:

Step 1: First, search for “NameChangerApp” on Google to find the official website or download link.

Step 2: After that, install and open the NameChangerApp on your device.

Step 3: Next, follow the provided instructions within the app to access the Messenger name change feature.

Step 4: Finally, follow the options to enter your current name and the desired new name. Save the changes, and your name will be updated in Messenger.

3. From Mobile: Without Facebook

To get onto Messenger and to change your name directly from the Messenger App, you have to follow these:

Step 1: First of all, launch the Messenger app on your mobile device and log in with your credentials.

Step 2: Now, from the first tab, you have to tap on the profile icon which you will find in the top corner, and just by tapping on to this you will be taken to the settings page on your Messenger.

Step 3: On the profile page, you have to tap on the ‘Account settings’ option from the list of options.

account settings messenger

Step 4: Now from the option under the account settings, tap on the ‘Personal information‘ option.

personal info messenger

Step 5: Just put the name onto the First Name and Surname field, then tap on the ‘Review Change‘ option. Then, confirm & save it.

change name on messenger

This will save your name for your Facebook profile directly from Messenger and that’s all you have to do.

4. From Messenger Without Facebook

Facebook by default, identifies a user profile by a unique code & that is automatically generated by the Facebook algorithm you can change that if you want this to be unique for your profile.

The username on the URL actually displays as username/*.

Step 1: At first, launch your Messenger app and make sure you’re logged in on Messenger.

messenger app

Step 2: Next, hover to the top to get to the profile by tapping on the profile icon at the top section of your Messenger.

profile icon

Step 3: Once the profile opens up on Messenger, you will see an option in the list ‘Username’.

change username on Messenger

Step 4: Now, just directly tap on the username option you will see that existing username and you have to empty that at first and then add a new one.

The new username will be shown after the completion of this process and if it is available then only you can save that new username.

5. Set Nickname Instead

The list of nicknames that you set for your friends is displayed on your Messenger.

Follow the step-by-step guide to learn how you can do this on your iPhone or iPad:

Step 1: To set the nickname from your iPhone just choose whom you want to set for and then tap on his/her name to open his or her profile on the next tab.

Step 2: Next, on the profile section of that friend, you will see an option ‘Nicknames>’ option. This option actually shows the nickname you have.


Step 3: Once you tap on that option, it will ask you to enter the nickname to set for that friend on a popup window.

friend list nickname

Step 4: Now, just enter the nickname you want to set for the friend and take on the Save button to make the changes.

Save button

That’s all you have to do to set the nickname for your friends directly from your iPhone or iPad device.

Why Your Name Won’t Change on Messenger:

These might be the reasons:

1. You have Changed Too many Times

Messenger has a monthly limitation for changing a username; a user can not change his username as often as he wants. If he reaches the deadline, he will not be able to change his username anymore. 

You have Changed Too many Times

2. The name You entered is not eligible to add

If you use a username already used by someone, you can not use it again. It will be considered an ineligible name, and you can not use it as your username. 

The name You entered is not eligible to add

How to Change Name in Messenger Group Chat:

To change the name in Messenger group chat, open the Messenger chats section and find the group chats you want to change the name to and open it. Click on the Three dots from the top right corner, and tap Change Name. Now enter the name you want to change and save it.

🔯 Blue sign next to the Name on Messenger:

Facebook Messenger actually displays all of the friends in a list and is prioritized by the online and offline people currently on your account.

The Blue on Facebook Messenger on a friend’s name means you can make audio or video calls directly through the Messenger App.

This actually clarifies that the person is available online on Messenger and can receive both audio and video calls.

If you’re talking about the Blue Dot next to the name on the messenger chat list that actually means the unread messages that you have received just now from a friend.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. If I change my name on Facebook, will it change on Messenger?

Yes, as Facebook is tied up with Messenger, that is why if you change your name on Facebook, the name will also change in your Messenger account. Not only the name but also if you change your profile picture, it will change in Messenger. 

2. If I change my name on Facebook, will my friends be notified?

If you change your name on Facebook, your friends will be notified. If you have your profile picture, it will be easy for your friends to identify you; if not, by checking your profile, your friend can understand that you changed your name on Facebook.

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