Facebook is a powerful social media tool that can help you grow your business. To get the most out of it, you need to be strategic about how you use it. One of the most important things that will help you is changing your Facebook Page URL.
The Facebook algorithm prioritizes Pages with short and memorable URLs, which is why it’s important to change your URL now before it’s too late. You may have heard that Facebook has been testing a new feature called “Pages Feed” which will show only posts from Pages in people’s News Feeds, instead of posts from friends and family. This means that if your Page isn’t optimized for the news feed, people won’t see any of your content in their News Feeds at all!
Why You Should Change Your Facebook Page URL Now?
Changing your Facebook URL to a short and recognizable one makes it more memorable to your followers and easier for people to share them with friends or link to them in a blog post or article. It also helps your page to be optimized for the Facebook platform which makes your page rank in the feeds of users.
What Is My Facebook Page URL And How Can You Create It?
Your Facebook page URL is the URL that populates in your browser address bar whenever you visit your page on a browser.
To find your Facebook page URL, log in to your Facebook profile
Visit your Facebook page
Look at the URL in the address bar of your browser.
The URL you see there is your Facebook page URL.
Anyone searching your Facebook page on the platform can use this URL to find your page, others can use this URL to link to your page in an article, so you must make your URL short and memorable.
When you create a new Facebook page, the platform automatically creates a unique page URL for your Facebook page and this contains random numbers attached to your Facebook name, so it is necessary for you to change it into something meaningful that will be recognizable and memorable by your followers.
I will be teaching you how to change the Facebook page URL, continue reading the article carefully.
Difference Between Facebook Page Username, Facebook Page URL, And Facebook Page Name
Most people get confused when this subject is discussed, they find it difficult to differentiate between the Facebook page URL, Facebook page name, and Facebook page username. So, before we continue with how to change the Facebook page URL, I would like to show you the difference between these names.
Let’s start with the Facebook page URL, Facebook page URL is a unique web address assigned to your Facebook page by the Facebook platform when you create a new page.
The Facebook page URL is created based on the Facebook page username, that is, when you create a Facebook page and assign a username to it, the Facebook page URL gets created with your username. For example: if your FB username is myjoy12 then your Facebook page URL will be www.facebook.com/myjoy12.
The Facebook page username is created by the page owner and it can be located right under the Facebook page title. The Facebook page username always starts with the @ symbol. Users can also use your Facebook page username to search for your page or mention your page under a post or in a comment section.
The Facebook page name stands on its own, it doesn’t directly link to your FB page URL or FB page username. It is the name that represents your page whenever you post content on Facebook and it is also what people see first when they visit your Facebook page. The Facebook page name is what people use to identify your Facebook page.
How To Create Your Custom Facebook Page URL
Your Facebook page URL, as we discussed earlier can be created using your Facebook username. If you have already created a Facebook Username for your Facebook page and you want to change it to make your Facebook page URL short and memorable, then follow the steps below;
- Login to your Facebook account
- Locate the pages section on your home feed.
- Tap on the FB page you want to change its page URL.
- Under the Facebook page title, tap on “Create @Username”.
- A pop-up window will appear for you to enter the new Facebook username.
- When done, click on the “Create Username” tab.
Your Facebook page username shouldn’t be over 50 characters and it shouldn’t be in use by another page.
NB: You must be an admin of the page before you can create or change a username for the FB page.
You will not be allowed to immediately create a username after creating a new page if you have recently created more new pages.
Facebook Page URL (Username) Best Practices
As we are talking about how to change the Facebook URL, we need to know the best practices so we don’t fall victim to them.
Here are Facebook rules about usernames:
- A username that has already been claimed by someone cannot be claimed by you.
- Usernames cannot contain any character apart from alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9) and a period (“.”).
- You can have only a single username for your page.
- Usernames shouldn’t be above 50 characters
- Your username shouldn’t contain generic terms or extensions like .com or .net.
- Your username should comply with Facebook’s Terms.
How To Change the Facebook Page URL Of an Existing Page?
If you’ve already created your Facebook page and created your username but want to change the username to make your Facebook page URL easy and memorable, follow the steps below to change it;
- Go to your Facebook account
- Tap and open the Facebook page you want to change its URL.
- Tap on the “Edit Page Info” tab.
- Tap on the username box to change the username.
- Tap on “Create Username” when done.
You now have a new Facebook username and a new Facebook page URL.
Video tutorial on How to change the Facebook page URL:
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How Do I Change My Facebook Page URL On Facebook Mobile?
If you are not around a PC and would like to quickly change your Facebook page URL by changing your Facebook username, then follow the steps below;
- Open the Facebook mobile
- Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper right
- Tap on the pages tab under your profile picture.
- Open the Facebook page you would like to change its username.
- Tap on “Edit Page Info”
- Tap Page Header.
- Type on the username box.
- Tap on the checkmark icon to save.
How To Change the Facebook Page URL – FAQ?
How do I find Facebook page URL?
Ans: You can find your Facebook page URL in the address bar of your browser when you visit your Facebook page. When you visit your Facebook page, the URL that appears in the address bar of your browser is your Facebook page URL.
Why is my Facebook page URL not changing?
Ans: To change your Facebook URL, you have to first change your Facebook username and to change your Facebook Username, you have to satisfy the three conditions below;
Your FB page must have 24 likes or more.
Your FB page username must not be taken by anyone on the platform (should be unique).
Your Facebook page must have one or more posts.
How to change my Facebook profile link?
Ans: Change your Facebook profile link in your profile settings, this can be done by opening your profile settings and changing your Facebook profile username.
Conclusion On How to Change the Facebook Page URL
Now that you know how to change your Facebook username and how to create a custom Facebook page URL, you have to go back and update all existing pages that you’ve added your page links, that is if you change your existing FB page username but if it is a new Facebook page with a new username, then nothing to be changed.
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