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Add an Alternate Name to Facebook Account

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Network-internet

Many people nowadays have two names which can be differentiated as their official names and pet names. Also many people may want to share their pet names with their friends and relatives who they might meet or add on any social networking site. Facebook allows several flexible features in order to make it comfortable for the users to use. With the help of granular configuration options available with Facebook users can specify their alternate or pet names in their profiles and they can also configure Facebook to hide or display these names according to their requirements. Many times these features are not used but still if users want they can add their alternate names so that they can easily be identified while their names are searched in Facebook database. As a Facebook account holder if you want to add an alternate name you can follow the steps given below:

  1. Logon to Facebook account by providing appropriate credentials.

  2. From the top right corner of the page click on down facing triangle and from the available list of options click on Account Settings.

  3. From the opened page make sure that you are on General option from the left pane and from the right pane click on Name option.

  4. On the next page populate the field named as Alternate name and make sure that Include this on my profilecheckbox is checked.

  5. Provide appropriate password in its respective field and click on Save Changes button to make the changes permanent.