Apr 222010

I thought I had already blogged this but I can’t find it. How to swap your hideous http://www.facebook.com/pages/SilkCharm-Laurel-Papworth/26531835640 for http://facebook.com/SilkCharm – your own Facebook address!

1. Go to Facebook.com/Username - I don’t know why it’s called that. I’ve already set my personal account to be facebook.com/LaurelPapworth – this is how you do Business Pages, Fan Page, Brand Pages or whatever they are called now.

2. Now click Set Username for your Pages – you’ll get a list of your pages.

You can also add URL names for Applications, not just Pages.

3. Make sure you spell your brand name correctly. Facebook.com/KyleMinogue has 200,000+ fans but her name is spelt KYLIE Minogue.

You must have at least 100 fans, I believe, to score your own URL. Username for personal profiles can be below 100 I think. UPDATE: just found out that Facebook blogged last week on this and it’s now 25 fans minimum. It also means I wasted my time – they have screenshots and how tos, too :P

Ah well, if you found this useful, please become a fan of Silkcharm? http://www.facebook.com/SilkCharm <— see? :P

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  • http://twitter.com/grafmartin/status/12635214137 Graf-Martin Agency

    Facebook Page – get your own Facebook URL name http://is.gd/bCRXs

  • None

    …and this is umm, very, old news.

    • Laurel Papworth

      yeah I can’t find my original post. But the move to 25 fans and over is very new news :) I blogged it so I don’t have to go hunting again for the facebook.com/username link in classes.

  • http://www.cognation.net dean collins

    the reason that kyleminogue is stuck like that is once you change it to custom name you cant move it …though with 200,000 fans someone should just tell them to start again at the correct url and send an email out to the current base then kill the old list.

    feel free to fan;


    (oh and if you can also http://www.facebook.com/pages/LiveAFLChat/254965633406 so i can get to over 25 pretty please… :)

  • http://twitter.com/silkcharm/status/13411205291 Laurel Papworth

    Facebook Page – get your own Facebook URL name http://bit.ly/cVWmt2 if you have 25 members or more @audaciousgloop @frombecca #history :P

  • http://twitter.com/mastermindtb/status/13411387916 Trish Barry

    RT @SilkCharm: Facebook Page : Your own Facebook URL name http://bit.ly/cVWmt2 if you have 25 members or more @audaciousgloop @frombecca

  • http://www.mummybrain.com Kirsty

    Thank you SOooooo much! Now done for my page :) you are awesome!

    • Laurel Papworth

      Why, yes. yes i am :P

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  • http://twitter.com/martyhalpern/status/23008758748 Marty Halpern

    Are you a Facebook user? Here's how to get your own Facebook name URL: http://tinyurl.com/23ak5yd

  • http://twitter.com/bdabooks/status/23012374291 Belinda D’Alessandro

    RT @martyhalpern: Are you a Facebook user? Here's how to get your own Facebook name URL: http://tinyurl.com/23ak5yd <<Very cool!

  • http://twitter.com/janiceharayda/status/23029975414 Janice Harayda

    Helpful for dust jackets: RT @martyhalpern Are you a Facebook user? How to get your own Facebook name URL: http://tinyurl.com/23ak5yd

  • http://twitter.com/martyhalpern/status/23087171642 Marty Halpern

    @bdabooks @janiceharayda Thanks for the RT re: How to get your own Facebook name URL: http://tinyurl.com/23ak5yd

  • http://twitter.com/silkcharm/status/24349384100 Laurel Papworth

    @imtimhanlon I'll make you a deal. Follow these directions http://bit.ly/cVWmt2 then tell me the new Faecbook URL & I'll add it :P

  • http://twitter.com/blogdangerously/status/22501309269676032 Kit

    @prettypapercuts you asked once, I didnt know. You asked twice, I googled it: http://bit.ly/dVP88o

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    Many super thanks!

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    thanks for this, though old news, i still think its worth reminding of what use to be new to us is what helps us a lot right now… or, in this case, interest us..

  • http://twitter.com/smallbizinfo/status/93342652602400769 ItsYourBiz

    Need help getting your name out? Create a custom Facebook URL for your biz on Facebook. Here's how to do it…. http://fb.me/RoUKyV5j

  • http://twitter.com/u_ni_k/status/103932442804621312 u_ni_k gifts

    @rubyandginger here's the article: http://t.co/iv7cFHc Name your page first then the other page! Tra Da! The u-ni-k nerd always here 2 help

  • Anaelí

    Thanks! This is what I was looking for, but when I go into facebook/username I’m asked to input my mobile number to get an sms code, but I’m not getting it… can u help me?

  • Pam

    Thanks! I did not know this! (even though I see it’s old news LOL)

  • Liz

    Thanks. Fairly new to facebook so it was very useful to me….even though it’s old news….sometimes old news needs to be looked at and updated. I appreciated it.

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  • professorgerdes

    This was very helpful.

  • alice

    i have one facebook but i don’t know how to view my facebook

  • alice

    i can’t view my facebook plaese help me

  • http://www.facebook.com/TimHiggins Tim Higgins

    Thanks – was just what I needed to avoid the Facebook nightmare help system! :)

  • Queenie

    Was very helpful thank you!!

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