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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? 😛

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

54 thoughts on “Facebook Page – get your own Facebook URL name

    1. 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.

  1. 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;

    http://www.facebook.com/LiveNRLchat

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

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

  3. 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?

  4. 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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  6. 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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