Facebook Page – get your own Facebook URL name


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 😛

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


  • Graf-Martin Agency

    Reply Reply April 22, 2010

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

  • None

    Reply Reply April 22, 2010

    …and this is umm, very, old news.

    • Laurel Papworth

      Reply Reply April 22, 2010

      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.

  • dean collins

    Reply Reply April 22, 2010

    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… :)

  • Laurel Papworth

    Reply Reply May 5, 2010

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

  • Trish Barry

    Reply Reply May 5, 2010

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

  • Kirsty

    Reply Reply May 5, 2010

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

    • Laurel Papworth

      Reply Reply May 5, 2010

      Why, yes. yes i am 😛

  • Marty Halpern

    Reply Reply September 4, 2010

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

  • Belinda D'Alessandro

    Reply Reply September 4, 2010

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

  • Janice Harayda

    Reply Reply September 5, 2010

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

  • Marty Halpern

    Reply Reply September 5, 2010

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

  • Laurel Papworth

    Reply Reply September 13, 2010

    @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 😛

  • Kit

    Reply Reply January 5, 2011

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

  • MD

    Reply Reply February 8, 2011

    Many super thanks!

  • vietnam real estate

    Reply Reply April 11, 2011

    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..

  • ItsYourBiz

    Reply Reply July 19, 2011

    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

  • u_ni_k gifts

    Reply Reply August 17, 2011

    @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

    Reply Reply October 4, 2011

    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

    Reply Reply November 13, 2011

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

  • Liz

    Reply Reply December 19, 2011

    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.

  • arif toheed

    Reply Reply May 5, 2012

    Yes very good and quick solution,

  • Mia

    Reply Reply May 6, 2012


  • michael

    Reply Reply May 25, 2012

    Thanks for this!

  • It’s really a very good article,I learn so much thing from it,thanks.You are really a nice person.
    Reading your article is really a pleasure!

  • professorgerdes

    Reply Reply November 25, 2012

    This was very helpful.

  • alice

    Reply Reply January 17, 2013

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

  • alice

    Reply Reply January 17, 2013

    i can’t view my facebook plaese help me

  • Tim Higgins

    Reply Reply April 17, 2013

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

  • Queenie

    Reply Reply November 13, 2013

    Was very helpful thank you!!

  • Barbara Jayne

    Reply Reply June 21, 2014

    hi Laurel.. I am fairly new to social media and the internet world and do not understand why if I have a facebook page I cannot have my URL name as the name of my page? Right now it is a long page number.. They said my URL is not available. Who can I reach out to about this. How can my own Domain name not be available. CONFUSED

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    How do you get on to Facebook?

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