- You can change the name of your Messenger profile using the Account Centre.
- Using Messenger App: Go to Profile → Click the Settings icon → Choose Personal Details → Select the Profile → Select Name → Enter the new name.
- Using Facebook Website: Go to Account Center → Click Personal Details → Choose the Profile → Select Name → Enter the new name.
While creating my Facebook account in a hurry, I entered my name with a minor spelling mistake. When texting my Facebook friends on Messenger, I found the mistake and tried to change my name in the Messenger app itself. Luckily, I got an easy way to change my name on Messenger.
If you have any spelling mistakes or if you want to change the name on your Messenger profile, you can follow the steps mentioned in this article. Since you’re using Messenger with Facebook details, it imports all the data like name, password, and profile picture. It means that if you change your Facebook account name, it will reflect on your Messenger profile.
How to Change Display Name on Messenger Using iPhone & Android
If you want to change your name on Messenger without Facebook, you can use this method.
 Launch the Messenger app on iPhone or Android.
 Tap the Messenger profile picture on the top left corner.
 Click the Settings icon.
 On the Settings menu, scroll down to the bottom and tap the Personal Details button under the Account Centre tab.
 You will get the Account Centre menu. Tap the Profiles option.
 On the next screen, choose the profile that you want to change the username.
 Tap the Name option and enter the new name.
 Click the Review Change button to see the preview of your new name.
 Now, click the Save Changes button to save the new name. If you want to edit the name, click the Cancel button and enter a new name.
How to Change Display Name on Messenger Using Website
If you are using the Facebook Messenger app on your PC, you can’t edit the name directly on the app. Clicking the Account Centre on the app will redirect you to the Facebook Settings website. Follow the below steps to change the name on your Messenger using a PC
 Visit facebook.com/settings using a browser on your computer. You can also click the Account Settings button on the app to get the webpage.
 Sign in to your Facebook account if you’re logged out.
 Click the Personal Details button under the Account Center.
 Choose the profile that you want to rename.
 Select Name on the next screen.
 Enter the new name and preview the changes. Save the new name by clicking the Save Changes button.
 Now, the Messenger app will display the new name. If not, restart the app to get the new name.
Note: After changing your name on Facebook, you can’t make any changes to it for the next 60 days. Hence, make sure to choose the perfect name.
Frequently Asked Questions
A name is the one that is displayed on your profile. You can pick any name for your profile. A username is associated with your profile URL. It is unique and can’t be repeated.