How To Change Facebook Username
Important Rules & Considerations for Your Facebook Page URL
Not surprisingly, Facebook has a host of rules about usernames.
You can’t claim a username someone else is already using.
Your username should be as close as possible to your true name or the name of the business or person your Page represents (ex: John.Smith, Facebook).
Choose a username you’ll be happy with for the long term. Usernames are not transferable and you can only change your username once.
Usernames can only contain alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9) or a period (“.”).
Periods (“.”) and capitalization don’t count as a part of a username. For example, johnsmith55, John.Smith55 and john.smith.55 are all considered the same username.
Usernames must be at least 5 characters long and can’t contain generic terms.
Your username must adhere to Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
Regarding periods and capitalization, decide how you want it to look in the address bar,because users can type it in with or without periods and capitals. I did see one article claiming that periods between words makes your URL more SEO friendly, as Google likes delimiters between words. I decided to go with just one period, as I thought it was more user-friendly.
How to Change a Facebook Page URL That’s Already Been Set
Log in as the personal profile that’s an Admin of the Page you wish to change.
Start the process from the About tab under your Cover Photo –> Page Info.
If you haven’t already changed your URL, you’ll see the Edit button when you hover the Facebook Web Address area.
Clicking the Edit button will open a small window with a link to Change web address – if you’re eligible.
Click it and, ensuring you’re on the correct page on the dropdown, type in your preferred username. Click Check Availability.
If it’s available, and you’re SURE you want to make the ONE-TIME change, click Confirm.
Will You Change Your Facebook Page USername ?
What do you think? Is it worth the hassle? I deliberated for quite some time before deciding it was a necessity for me. Let me know what you think – and feel free to leave your link if you decide to change your Facebook Page username !