How To: Change Facebook Page Name… Even With 100+ Fans

Remember how you could only edit a Facebook Page name if it was “liked” by fewer than 100 people? Well, not anymore. There’s a feature where you seem to be able to “submit” a Page change request to Facebook. This is only available for certain accounts, and may still be in beta-testing, but I thought I’d put it to the test!

Here’s how it works:

1. Make sure your page has been converted to the new design and your timeline has been “published.” (This will happen automatically on March 30, 2012).


2. Open the admin panel at the top of the page and select the “Help” tab on the toolbar in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

3. Scroll down and select “Request a name change for your Page.”‘
4. Enter in the correct information into the three fields on the next page. Select either “My business name has changed” or “My Page name is misspelled.”

5. A confirmation message appears, and Facebook promises to review your request and contact you via email. We’ll see what happens!

6. As promised, I promptly received the email from “The Facebook Team” shortly thereafter. The sending address was info+mn3mnrr.aeawr37tfu@support.facebook.com.

I have included the text below:

Hi,

We may be able to assist you with this request. In order to update your Page name, please make sure to provide the following information:

If you selected, “My Page name has changed,” please make sure that you have attached documentation showing your new business name as well as its address. An example of this is a utility or phone bill.

If you selected, “My Page name is misspelled,” sit tight and we will get to your request as soon as possible.

Please note these changes may take up to 3 days to process. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thanks,

The Facebook Team

I’m glad I selected the “misspelled” option. I guess I’ll know in three days whether it works or now. Has anybody else tried it yet?

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About Zac Macinnes
#studyabroad champion at @TrinityCollege. Austin native. Connecticut address. Global perspective. #Bikes, #politics, #intled, #transit, day trips & far-flung adventures.

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