Facebook Introduces Option to Add Alternative Names!

Nov 15, 2014 | 1,783 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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While Facebook is firm about holding on to its real-name policy, it is giving users more options to add alternative names in their accounts.

Recently, Facebook has added one more feature to let users choose to add following types of alternative names in their accounts:

  • Nickname
  • Maiden name
  • Alternate spelling
  • Married name
  • Father's name
  • Birth Name
  • Former name
  • Name with title
  • Other

Only one alternative name can be displayed next to the user's primary name. However, the additional alternative names will be visible in the "details about you" section on the Timeline of the user.

To access the alternative names feature:

  • Go to about section on your Timeline
  • Click "details about you"
  • Access the pull-down menu under "other names" and choose the type of name you want to add
  • Check the box for "show at top of profile"
  • Click "save changes"

How many of you will add alternative names to your profile?

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Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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