When you first create a Facebook page, the link to your page is something like this: http://www.facebook.com/pages/companyname/#######

Wouldn’t you prefer a website address like this: http://www.facebook.com/companyname?

Here’s how to do that!

  1. First, you need to have more than 25 fans of your Facebook page.
  2. Login to your Facebook account.
  3. Type in this website address: http://www.facebook.com/username
  4. There will be an interface for you to choose a username for the Page(s) you are the administrator of. Select the page you want to create the username for.
  5. Type in the username that you want and then click the “Check Availability” button to see if that username is available.
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  6. If it’s available, a window will popup. Click on the “Confirm” button.
  7. It will then display the new link to your Facebook page. For example, the Digital K Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/digitalkward

Tips for Choosing your Facebook Page Username:

  • Be careful what username you select! Once you claim your username by clicking the “Confirm” button, it is not possible to edit it, or to transfer it to a different account on Facebook. Even when an account is removed from the Facebook site, that username will not be made available to other users.
  • Create a username that is as close as possible to your business name (For example: PizzaHut).
  • Usernames can only contain alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9) or a period (“.”).
  • Your username must adhere to Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.