Facebook1Facebook is the most used Social network ever. Almost everybody has a Facebook account. In fact one can get loads of information about somebody from their Facebook account. When it comes to privacy, Facebook might not be the best platform. As it is said that there are all kinds of workaround for everything, therefore there is a workaround for removing the middle name and last name from your Facebook profile as well.

In order to create a Facebook account the user has to pass through various security checks, this is because Facebook does not want any scam or fake profile. To ensure this, one of the measures which Facebook takes into consideration is that it does not allows anybody to miss out the last name. Hence one cannot create his/her profile only by first name and middle name, it is mandatory to fill out your last name as well.

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But guys at Wildhacker found out how to bypass this. See the steps below if you want to hide your last name from your Facebook profile, and believe me it’s quite simple.

Remove Your Last Name from Facebook

1. If you have Mozilla Firefox installed then run it, else download it.

2. Now go to this link

3. Search for a proxy in “Indonesia” with Port no. “8080″ and all other settings as sown in figure below. (Click to see an enlarged image).

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4. Now make note of the first IP address.

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5. Now go to Firefox > Options > Options.

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6. Now select Advanced > Network > Settings…

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7. Select Manual proxy configuration and enter the proxy you noted in step(4) in HTTP Proxy field and 8080 in Port. Also mark “Use this proxy server for all protocols”. Type the same IP address in the “No Proxy” box and press ok.

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8. Now login to your Facebook account, go to account settings and change the language to Bahasa Indonesia. Now try to remove your last name and see the magic. Facebook allows you to save your name without the last name.

9. Now change the language back to whatever you want.

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Video: How To Remove Last Name From Facebook

This trick is for those people those who want to hide their last name in Facebook, this can be due to any reason like security or any other. But anyone can remove the last name and show that they can do it and their friends can’t.

Last Updated: 13 March, 2014 by

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  1. Dheeraj Aggarwal:
    April 3, 2014

    Great tutorial. Finally I was able to remove my last name from Facebook. Thanks.

  2. shefalika:
    March 29, 2014

    Thanks a lot!! Worked like magic!

  3. Kaustuv:
    March 29, 2014

    Hey Hemant, ;)
    thanks yaar
    I changed my name and all my friends are surprised and asking me how I changed it …

  4. Fei:
    March 23, 2014

    I’ve tried different proxy thingys but it’s really not working. What am I going to do? Please help.

    • Hemant Aggarwal:
      March 23, 2014

      Are you using Firefox? And have you followed everything in the video?

      Because I have tried it again just to see if it still works, and it does.

  5. siawash:
    March 1, 2014

    i have a question that when i use this trick and change hide my last name on Facebook will i be able to change it back i mean add my last name?

    • Hemant Aggarwal:
      March 1, 2014

      Yes, you can add your last name anytime you want

  6. Richa:
    January 29, 2014

    Worked like a charm. Thanks

  7. Codie:
    January 19, 2014

    Am I able to uninstall Firefox now that I’ve done it? It’s just I limit myself to two browsers.

    • Hemant Aggarwal:
      January 22, 2014

      Yes you can uninstall Firefox once you remove the last name :)

  8. Iftikhar:
    December 30, 2013

    Thanks for help..

  9. doro:
    November 6, 2013

    Can I change it back to the previous settings after? Is it safe to do this? Like, will anyone hack my computer or something? (PLEASE ANSWER)

    • Hemant Aggarwal:
      November 6, 2013

      No there’s no downside

      • doro:
        November 7, 2013

        Ah, okay :) Thanks for the tip, friend!

        • doro:
          November 7, 2013


  10. Safal Muhammed:
    June 10, 2013

    thanks man! its worked…!!

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