On the largest social site on the internet, having an avenue to promote your brand, works, and all to the world is an amazing thing.
A Facebook page is a public profile specifically created for businesses, brands, celebrities, causes, and other organizations. Unlike personal profiles, pages do not gain “friends,” but “fans” – which are people who choose to “like” a page.
In this article, you’ll learn how to change your Facebook page URL. This is useful if you’ll like to change your default generic-looking page URL or an old URL to a new one of your choice.
You can change your Facebook page URL using your pc or your smartphone. Procedures to do so on both are explained below.
Changing Your Facebook Page URL on a PC
Follow the below procedures to change your page URL on your pc:
- Open facebook.com in any web browser.
- After the page has fully loaded, move your cursor to the top-right corner of the page and click on the small arrow pointing down.
- From the drop-down menu, click on your Facebook page.
- On the new page, click on “About” from the list of links under your page name on the left side of the screen.
- In the About section that is now displayed, click on the small “Edit” link in front of your current page username – your Facebook page username is what is used as your URL; a small dialog box should pop-up. (Note that: changing your username doesn’t change your page name)
- In the dialog box, enter your preferred username in the Username If the username is available for use, a green checkmark will appear at the other end of the field; if not, a red ‘x-mark’ will appear signifying that you enter another username.
- Click on the blue “Create Username” button afterwards. Viola! Your page has a new URL.
- A new dialog box should appear showing your new username and URLs people can use to reach your page or you can simply reach your page anytime using www.facebook.com/yournewusername.
Changing Your Facebook Page URL on your Smartphone
Follow the below procedures to change your page URL on your smartphone:
- Open facebook.com in your web browser.
- After the page has loaded, tap on the menu icon at the top-right corner of the screen.
- On the new screen, tap on “Pages”.
- On the new page, tap on your Facebook page from the list of owned pages.
- On the next screen, tap on “About” from the list of links under your Facebook page profile picture and name.
- In the About section, tap on “Edit Page Info”.
- On the next screen, tap on “Change Page @username”.
- Enter your preferred username in the Username If the username is available for use, the “Create Username” button will turn blue; tap on it afterwards. Viola! Your page has a new URL.
- A new dialog box should now appear showing your new username and URLs people can use to reach your page or you can simply reach your page anytime using www.facebook.com/yournewusername.
Guidelines Around Creating a Custom Facebook Username/URL
Here are a few things to keep in mind when creating a custom profile name or URL on Facebook:
- Your profile or Page can only have one username, and you can’t claim a username that’s already in use by another user.
- Usernames can only contain alphanumeric characters and periods (i.e. A-Z, 0-9, “.”); they can’t contain generic terms or extensions.
- Usernames shouldn’t impersonate or represent someone else but you.
- Usernames must be at least 5 characters long.
- Periods and capitalization can’t be used to differentiate usernames. For example, mademash12, Made.Mash12 and made.mash.12 are all considered the same.
- Usernames must be in accordance with the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
When changing your Facebook page URL, it is advisable you use one that isn’t ambiguous and easy to remember. This will make it easy for fans and users to reach your page with less hassle, especially ones that may want to reach your page directly through your URL. Having a username relating to your page name is also more professional; you should try to achieve that.
Hope this article was helpful? If you have any issue changing your Facebook page URL, share it in the comments section and let’s see what help I can offer.