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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…

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? 😛

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    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. 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?

  2. 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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  4. 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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