How to Change Your Name on Instagram Without Facebook

Update Instagram profile information like your name, username and email Tap your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile. Tap Edit Profile. Type in your information and tap Submit.

If you’ve ever tried to change your name on Instagram and found that it keeps prompting you to change it on Facebook as well, you might be feeling frustrated. Luckily, there’s a simple way to unlink your Facebook and Instagram accounts, so you can have a different name on each platform.

To get started, open up the Instagram app and tap on your profile at the bottom right. From there, select “Edit Profile” and then tap on “Name.” Normally, this would prompt you to change your name on Facebook as well, but we’re going to take a different approach.

If you know your Facebook login, you can hit “Manage Settings” at the top of the screen and turn off “Sync Profile Info.” This will prevent your Instagram changes from affecting your Facebook account. However, if you don’t know your Facebook login, there’s another way to do it.

First, tap on the three lines at the top right of the screen and then select “Settings.” From there, go to “Account Center” and select “Profiles.” You should see both your Facebook and Instagram profiles listed here. Tap on your Facebook profile and then toggle off “Sync Profile Info.”

Now, when you go back to change your name on Instagram, you won’t be prompted to change it on Facebook as well. Your accounts are essentially “unsynced” from each other, so you can have different names on each platform. If you ever want to sync them back up, just go back into the “Profiles” section of your account center and toggle the switch back on.

And that’s it! By following these simple steps, you can easily change your name on Instagram without having to change it on Facebook as well.


How do I change my display name on Instagram?
In a web browser, navigate to the account icon at the top right of the screen.Click "Edit Profile."Click in the Name or Username field and type your changes. When you're ready to save your changes, click "Submit."
How do I remove my Facebook name from Instagram?
Tap or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.Tap in the top right, then tap Settings and privacy.Tap Account.Tap Sharing to Other Apps, then tap the social network you'd like to unlink.Tap Unlink Account (iOS) or Unlink (Android).More items...
Why can't I change my Instagram name?
Why won't Instagram let me change my username? If Instagram won't let you submit a new username, it's likely because it doesn't meet the requirements mentioned before. The most common error is related to that username being taken, so try another username.