Confirm Your Identity
Having trouble?If you're unable to verify your account using a mobile phone number, you can submit a request to verify your account using your government-issued ID.
We want to make sure that this is really you and that you’re connecting to Facebook with just one account.
To verify your identity, you'll log into Facebook and follow the on-site instructions to add your mobile number. As soon as we confirm who you are, you can get back to using Facebook. We won’t contact you by phone without your permission and you can choose who your number is shared with on your Timeline.
Note: Maintaining more than one account is a violation of the Facebook Terms.
Facebook is a community where people share and interact using their real identities. When everyone uses their real name, you always know who you’re connecting with. This not only makes it easier for you to find who you're looking for, but it also helps keep our community safe. If you notice an account on Facebook that may be impersonating someone else or using a fake name, let us know.
If you're trying to create an account for a business, product, pet or public figure, create a Facebook Page.
Yes. If you're playing a game or using an app that you access using your Facebook login, you still have to use your real name and identity.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- You can only have one Facebook account, based on your real first and last name
- You shouldn't contact strangers in order to gain an advantage in a game or app
- You shouldn't import email addresses for the purpose of mass contacting other people who are using the same game or app
If you see an app or game that doesn't follow our policies, please report it.
Your mobile number will be added to your Timeline, but you can choose who it's shared with (ex: Friends, Public, Only Me). To choose who you share your mobile number with:
- Go to your Timeline
- Click the Update Info button at the bottom of your cover photo
- Scroll down to the Contact Information section and click Edit
- Use the audience selector to choose who can see your mobile number
- Click Save