How to Add Chinese Characters or Symbols to Facebook Name

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Recently, Facebook has restricted the ability to use characters more than one alphabet (usually symbols or Chinese characters) in their name. So, if you have second language or symbols in your name other than English, you should have noticed that Facebook requires you to change your name accordingly using only English alphabets.

If you intent to add second language or symbols into your first, middle or last name, you will receive the following error message:

Your profile name may not contain characters from more than one alphabet. If you’d like to list your name in a second language, please use the Alternate Name field.

How to Add Chinese Characters or Symbols to Facebook Name

So, how do I add second language such as Chinese characters into my name?

Just as what the message told you, add your second language name into the Alternate Name field and it will appear in bracket right after your full name. Just like this:

How to Add Chinese Characters or Symbols to Facebook Name

However, some users reported that Facebook has approved their names which contains only Chinese characters in the first, middle and last name. So, if your Chinese name is much important than your English name, you can have your Chinese name as your Full Name (first, middle and last name) and English name as your Alternate Name.

Be warned that Facebook will ban your ability to change your name if you’ve made too many changes. If you are unfortunate enough to be banned, please check out: how to fix “Your name change request has been rejected by our automated approval system”.

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  • Alvin Nyau

    What’s wrong with you?

  • Guest

    The Chinese version of my name contains too many characters and Facebook won’t allow it. Is there any workaround for this?

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