What is Pname?

Pname is a package name used by developers to identify the core part of a specific app or program developed. It could be Pname.com.name where “name” stands for the name of the app or program at hand.

For Facebook, each app has its own package name and it has the “P-name” as part of its package name. The Facebook Messenger has Pname.com.facebook.orca, the Facebook app has Pname.com.facebook.katana and the Facebook home app has Pname.com.facebook.home as the package name.

Another example is the Yelp app with the package name com.yelp.Android on Android. Mainly, the package name, Package.name.com.yelp.android is assumed to be the official package name. Pname is like an acronym. Instead of writing Package.name.com.app, developers may choose to shorten it to Pname where the “P” stands for Package and the name means the name of the app.

In a nutshell, just after “name” and the “P” of the package, the name of the app will follow instantly to be able to identify the app or program.

What is Pname?

Pname is Always Hidden

Yes, package names are always hidden. By default, the package names of apps on are hidden because users are not expected to edit it. However, to reveal the app package name on your phone follow the procedures below.

  • Go to your phone file manager
  • Click on the more option to the top-right
  • Click on show hidden files

All hidden files including the package name of all apps on your phone, both the one you can edit and those you are not allowed to edit.

How to Delete App Package Name

Package name.com.app folder cannot be deleted permanently. Apps package names are meant to create themselves automatically once the parent app is still running. However, to remove the package name completely, the concerned app must be uninstalled.

For instance, for the Facebook Package name.com.facebook.orca package name to be removed or deleted, the Facebook Messenger app must be deleted or uninstalled completely from the concerned device. However, once the app in re-installed again, the Package name will be auto-created to aid the full functioning of the app.

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