How to Hide Your Last Name on Facebook

By Keith Patrick

Facebook unfortunately requires all users to include a first and last name for their profile. There is no requirement however on using your real names. This means that you can edit the last name section and add any name that you wish. By using a false last name, you effectively hide your identity on Facebook. You can also choose a different first name for even greater anonymity. This only takes a few minutes to set up within your Facebook account settings.

Things You'll Need

  • Facebook account

Step 1

Open an internet browser and then visit the Facebook website at Type your Facebook username and password into the designated fields and then click "Login."

Step 2

Click the "Account" button and then click "Account Settings." Click the "Change" link in the "Name" section.

Step 3

Delete the text in the "Last Name" field. Type a new last name into this field. This name can be anything you want. Click the "Save Changes" button.

Step 4

Click the "Profile" button in the upper-right corner of the Facebook page. You will see the new last name you created on your Facebook profile page.