It’s easy to change things in your Bumble account, like your education status. However, this site has fairly strict controls on things like changing your name, which might be a problem for some people who want to maintain their level of privacy online.
Your display name on Bumble cannot be changed from anything that was set when you registered for the service, so if you decide to use a nickname or alternative form of your own name, you are out of luck if it’s not what you register with.
Fortunately, there are ways to overcome this limitation. In this article, I will show you how to change your name on Bumble.
Create a Bumble Account
When you register with Bumble, you have two options for creating an account. You can create an account using your Facebook account, or you can create an account using a telephone number.
If you create an account using your Facebook account, Bumble will use your name as it is registered on your Facebook account, and you will not have the option to use a different name. If you use a telephone number, you can give whatever name you like.
Create a Bumble Account with Facebook
When you register with Bumble with Facebook, Bumble will retrieve all your profile information, including your name, from your Facebook account. There is no way to change your name unless you change it first on Facebook, so change your name on your Facebook account BEFORE signing up for Bumble.
After you select the ‘Continue with Facebook’ option and open the Facebook application, the following window will appear.
The only information needed is on your public profile. You can uncheck everything else if you are not comfortable sharing it with Bumble. However, even if unnecessary information is not checked, the application still gets your age and location.
Create a Bumble Account with a Telephone Number
When you choose to use a telephone number, Bumble will call the phone number you provided to verify your account. After you receive a call, you must type the last four digits of the caller’s ID in the box provided. The call will arrive within 30 seconds of you registering.
You can also choose to receive text messages instead of phone calls, in which case you will receive text messages with your confirmation code.
When verification is complete, you will be able to enter whatever name or birthday you want.
What If I Already Have a Bumble Account?
Unfortunately, Bumble doesn’t allow you to change your profile name after registering.
If you already have a Bumble account and want to create a new one with a new name, the first step is to delete the existing account. This means that you will lose all your previous conversations and matches, so keep that in mind before continuing this process.
Delete your Bumble Account
If you are ready to delete your old account and create a new one, follow these steps:
- Open the Settings menu in the Bumble apps.
- Click on the Delete Account button.
- Verify your decision to delete your account.
- Create your new Bumble account with your new name.
Remove Access to Facebook
Even if you delete your Bumble profile, if you initially use Facebook to register with Bumble, this application still has access to your Facebook account.
To remove this access, follow these steps:
- Open the Facebook application and open the Account Settings icon.
- Scroll down to Settings & Privacy and open the drop-down menu. On the menu, tap Settings.
- In the Settings menu, swipe up until you reach the Apps and Website and tap to open it.
- At the top of the Applications and Website menus, you can find Login with Facebook settings. Knock it.
- Tap the circle in front of Bumble to mark it, then tap Delete to revoke its permission to read data from Facebook.
Now that you have removed Bumble from your initial Facebook account, you can connect the application to an alternative application that has the name you want to display on Bumble, or register for a new account using a telephone number.
Changing your name at Bumble is not trivial; You must create a new account to do this. If you deserve to take that step, then you don’t need more than 10 minutes to complete the process. Just follow the steps above to get started.
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