Sunday, August 22, 2010

Facebook Tutorial: How to Set Your Business Page Username

You have reached the magic number of people who like your page and you can now personalize your Facebook Page URL to a user-friendly URL.  That sounds easy until you realize that you don't know where to start.  This tutorial will walk you through the steps necessary to change your Fan Page URL to a user-friendly URL.
First you need to decide on the name you want to use.  Remember that you can’t use spaces. Some people use the "." for their space and some use the "-" or you can just skip it altogether and use your business name as all one word.

Once you decide on a username, log on to Facebook.  Please remember to log on. And please don’t ask how I know to remind you.

Go to this url: Do NOT replace username with your Facebook username. You want to go to the page that Facebook calls "username".
FB Set Username for Page screen 1
This is the screen you should see.    See where it reads “Set a username for your Pages” near the bottom center of the page.  Click there.

FB Set Username for Page screen 2
Click on the drop down menu and you should see a list of the pages on your account.  Choose the page you would like rename.  **Be sure to choose the correct page.  Once you have assigned a name to your page, it can NOT be changed..

FB Set Username for Page screen 3
Type the username you want in the box to the right of the drop-down menu.

That is all there is to it.

I would like to thank my friends at Uncovered Artistry for the screen shots for this tutorial.

Please contact me if you have any questions or corrections.


CinLynn Boutique said...

Thanks for the info! I'm bookmarking it for later. !!

steufel said...

Very helpful. Thxs for sharing.

Suzanne said...

I've been posting this link every time I run a PSA about getting a vanity URL on my fan page.

Lanetta said...

Great job on the instructions! Thanks for sharing!