I recently changed the name of my Facebook page from Diana Stone – Hormonal Imbalances Blog to Diana Wrote. It was an easy process, but there were a few things along the way that Facebook decided to make a bit – confusing.
So after several of you asked how to do this, I decided that it was easier to explain with screenshots and a step by step. You can click to enlarge any of these screenshots.
First, click over to your FB page. Not your personal – the one for your blog/business/site. Click Edit Page, then Update Page Info.
You’ll be taken to a screen that looks like this below. Click Edit to the right of your current page name.
Click on Request Change.
You’ll see a form where you can request a name change. This is where it gets a little complicated. But hang in there. Start to read and accept each of the terms Facebook has for name changes.
Leave current name alone, fill in your new page name in the “Desired” spot. Make sure it follows the rules that you read. If you don’t see the reason for your change in the drop down, click other.
Below is where I almost quit. As a blogger, I have nothing showing the address of my business – and I wasn’t going to send them a personal bill or something like that. So? I just skipped it. I figured if they needed it, they’d let me know. It does say “to expedite” and I didn’t need it changed in a hurry.
That’s it! Click to send. I received a response a few days later letting me know that it would require a 14 day waiting period.
Like a divorce.
And sure enough, today I logged in to find my FB page name changed! Note: this does not change the url, which was fine with me because that would be a mess if it didn’t redirect to the new one.