How to Recover Facebook Account By Name


Facebook name or username is the name you use to log in to your Facebook account, it may be an email address or phone number. The name is different from your profile name, is unique to your account, and appears in your profile URL. Your username can be used to access your account and is not visible when sending and receiving replies and direct messages. People can also search for you by your username.

Losing a Facebook account can be hurtful as many of us use Social for different purposes and its privacy-oriented features. Forgetting a password or name, or being the victim of hacking are possible ways to lose an account.


This guide aims to show you how to recover your Facebook account whether you forgot your account password or name (email) or you were hacked.

How to recover your Facebook account if you have forgotten your name

To be honest, many of us have different email accounts and also play around with usernames when opening accounts. Other times, we forget our usernames and email because we abandoned the account for a while and we are trying to get back in the game.

If you are trying to recover your account in this instance, try the options below;

  1. Try to make a list of all your valid email addresses.
  2. Launch the app on your smartphone and tap on Login. Enter your email or password and tap the ‘Forgot your password” option right under the PASSWORD box.
  3. A box will pop up asking you to ” Please choose how you want to reset your password.” Here we choose email.
  4. On the next page, enter your email addresses and tap the “Submit” button. All invalid emails will result in an error reading Email address is invalid.

How to recover a lost Facebook account?

The first step to solving a problem is to know its root causes. This may be that we forgot our passwords or your account was hacked and logged out. Knowing how you lost your Facebook account should help you understand how to recover it.

If you have forgotten your Facebook passwords and want to log in, follow the steps below to recover your account by resetting the Passwords.

1. Launch the Facebook app on your smartphone and tap on Login. Enter your name or email and tap the “forgot your password” option right under the PASSWORD box.

2. A box will pop up asking you to ”Please choose how you want to reset your password.” Here we choose email. On the next page, enter your email address and tap the “Submit” button (move to step 4 if you wish to use a phone number).

3. You will receive an email from Facebook. The email contains a link to reset the password. Tap on the link and enter your new secure password.

4. If you wish to recover the account via phone, choose the phone option in step two above and enter your mobile number.

5. Tap the “Continue” button and in the pop-up, choose how you want your phone number to be verified; either via message (Send Via SMS) or call option.

6. Choose the SMS option to receive OTP as it is easier to work with. Enter the OTP that you received in the place provided and proceed to reset your password.

If you enable Do Not Disturb on your SIM the message may not come through so you may have to use the call option.

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How to find your user ID on Facebook

  1. Go to https://www.facebook.com and sign in with your account. Then click on your profile picture at the top bar and select Settings and privacy from the drop-down menu.
  2. Open ‘Your Facebook data’ Tab. Click on the Your Facebook data from the sidebar.
  3. Confirm your password. Type your password and click on the Confirm button.
  4. Done. Now you can see your User ID, under the username.

What do I do if I forget my Facebook username and password?

Open up the Facebook app, and then tap the “Log in” button. Next, type your username or email address, and then tap the “Forgot Your Password” link. You’ll have the choice of receiving a verification code via an SMS text message to your phone or using your email address to reset it.