Tuesday, December 20, 2011

How to Claim a Username in Facebook

Do you administer a Facebook fan page? Mmm... may be not. But at least you may have a Facebook profile. Isn't it? How do you direct your friends to your profile? Most probably you may send your profile URL to your friends and families. And when it comes to pages, you can invite your friends too. But when you share your profile or page, wouldn't it better if it can be easily sharable or easy to remember?

Facebook has a feature for you to choose usernames for your profiles and pages. By having a username, it will affected to  your profile or page URL too. Once you selected a username for your profile or page, it will be started to appear in the profile or page URL. So your Facebook username will make it easier for your friends to find you on Facebook and having a username for pages make it easier for you to promote your Facebook fan page.

Before You Go:
* If you wanna set an username for your fan page, you need to have at least 25 fans to be eligible to set an username.

1. Sign in to your Facebook account.
2. Navigate to Facebook Username page.

3. As you have no username for your profile, Facebook will offer you relevant username suggestions for your personal profile according to your display name. But if you are not happy with them, you can enter your own username. However if you are looking for claiming username for your fan page, select your particular fan page from Page Name drop down box and enter desired username for your page.

4. Now click Check Availability button.

5. If your entered username is available, you will prompt to confirm it. Click Confirm button on the pop up. Else try another username.

Note: Facebook allows you to change your username set for your profile only once. But for pages, you can't edit or transfer username once you confirmed it.
Enjoy :-)


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