Did you know that you can personalize your Facebook business
or profile page by choosing your own individual Username?
Any Facebook user can now get an individualized and
searchable Facebook URL, making it easier for your friends, fans, or customers
to find you.
Here is How To Get Your Facebook Username.
Facebook allows you to personalize your Facebook URL, or webpage.
If you haven't already chosen a username and you log into
your Facebook account, the web address URL that shows in the address bar at the
top of the page looks something like this:
Your default Facebook URL is just a randomly generated
number that identifies your page to Facebook.
Not very exciting, is it? And most of all, not very personal
Facebook offers you the opportunity to make your page
unique by allowing you to pick a personalized ending to the URL for your page.
Whereas your Facebook webpage was
it can now be www.facebook.com/john.smith, or
You can use your name, a nickname, a business name, or
choose anything that you want to represent you and your presence on Facebook.
You can create a personalized URL for your Facebook profile
and any Facebook Pages that you administer.
The only condition for naming Facebook Pages (often called
Fan Pages, and used for a business, band, or celebrity), is that you must have
more than 100 Fans/Followers of your page before you can do this.
This is subject to change by Facebook, so they may lower
that requirement later on.
To claim your personalized Facebook URL, log in to Facebook
and go to the link, http://www.facebook.com/username.
This link in the Resources section below for you to click
Once you are there, Facebook will suggest some Usernames for
you to pick.
Facebook's picks will be based on your name or other account
information, and there may be one that is exactly what you want, so go ahead
and select it.
You may also create your own Username. Facebook allows you
to choose any name or word you want to represent your page, as long as it meets
their standards and is available.
Type in a Username you want, and then check availability.
Facebook will let you know if you can have that Username,
and then you have the option of selecting it or checking for more names.
Be careful what you choose! Once you pick a Username, it is
not editable or transferable to another account, so pick well!
Make sure it is spelled correctly, and that it is a name you
won't have second thoughts about later.
Once you have decided on the Username you want and find out
that it is available, click on the "Confirm" button and the name is
Facebook will confirm that your Username has been set!
You may not be able to get the exact Username you want.
If Facebook informs you that the name isn't available, you
will have to try another form of the name or word, or move onto some other
Usernames are First Come, First Serve, so if you want yours,
claim it now!