Facebook is very strict when it comes to policy violations and creation of new ones to keep the community safe. This makes it really hard for those who want to change Facebook page name but get their application rejected again and again due to the violation of policies.
Facebook only approve the page name requests which come under its guidelines.
A common complaint about Facebook pages is the inability of page administrators to change their pages’ names. I’ve often seen people asking the same thing again and again in various forums including Facebook’s own but no official way to do it!
All you can do is to create a new page. Wait, no! That’s not a solution as nobody wants to lose a well-established page and create a new one.
It’s the same story with almost every social media or forum these. Either there is no way to make certain changes to your profile or the moderation team doesn’t approve your changes. But nothing is impossible like I discussed previously how you can change your username on XDA Developers Forums.
You can’t hack Facebook to get this done. All you can do is to file an appeal and wait for Facebook to change it. Unfortunately, this is what people often receive from Facebook after filing an appeal:
Many Facebook users have reported that they’ve tried various iterations and combinations of new business name and its tagline, etc, to try and get the name changed to the new one. The name changes have been denied over and over again almost immediately after the request.
It doesn’t matter what the username of your page is. Once you try to change the name for instance from Apple to Google, Facebook will simply deny to change it. The same happened to me a while ago. I wanted to rebrand a page with around 10K page likes with a different name.
The page was related to Smartphones and after realizing that Cryptocurrencies has a huge scope and demand among the audience, I thought of rebranding the page to a different name which focuses mainly on crypto.
Fortunately, I was able to get the desired username but when I tried to change the name, Facebook denied the appeal. WHAT!!??
What is Facebook’s Page name change policy?
You can review the complete guideline for Facebook page name below:
In this situation, you’re stuck in between. Your page has the username of new rebranded page and name of the old one. So, how do you deal with this critical situation? I have a trick 😉
Hack To Change Facebook Page Name
As I mentioned above, there is no hack to do this. I wrote “hack” in the heading just because it sounds cool 😛
We’ve to play smart and get this done once and for all. It will take longer than your usual page name change but it will work for sure. Patience is the key! Let’s see how to do it:
Step 1. One Step At A Time
First, you have to do this step by step. Don’t try to change your name in one appeal. At once, make slight changes to the name by keeping it related to the old name and new name at the same time.
In layman’s terms, suppose your page’s name is “Alex Bakers & Fast Foods” and you want to change it to “Infotech IT Solutions” then you don’t have to file an appeal to change the name in one shot. Instead, appeal for “Alex Bakers & IT Solutions” or something like that. I know it may sound senseless but just follow the same procedure, it will work.
In this way, you’re not violating any policies. Your page’s name is still relevant to the original one while having bits of new name too.
Step 2. Proceed Slowly With Caution
Now, you’ve to follow the same thing again and again until you rename it completely. Either add a new word from the new name to the old one at a time or simply replace a word if old name is too long.
Every time you do so, you are getting your page’s name close to the new one while getting rid of the old one. Facebook sends you something like this for each approval:
Step 3. Do It Once And For All
Finally, you’ll be able to get your new name in the next couple of days. Just make one step at a time and you’re done, good times start 🙂
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Things to keep in mind
- This process may take time so have patience.
- Rebrand your page completely by changing its picture, timeline cover, details etc. before making your first appeal.
- This process is not an official guide.
- Everything I discussed here is from my personal experience. The time period may vary from person to person and page to page.
- As I have already tried this method many times, it worked almost every time. Everything depends on how cleverly and patiently you do it without violating any terms.
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