We all know that Facebook is the most important part of social media nowadays. Almost, all of us has a facebook account and some of us also have a facebook page. Facebook Profile name or Page name must be common terms for you. But, have you ever heard of facebook username? Yeah, you must have. Unlike the profile names or page names, facebook username is that which works in the background. Today we are going to tell you about how you can change the facebook username of your personal profile or page.
What Is a Facebook Username?
Facebook username is very different from the profile name. The profile name is that name which is seen by others or we can say it is a display name. Username operatively works in the background and it is unique for each Facebook account. Suppose when you open a Facebook profile or page, even if it’s your profile, you may see that a name is written in the URL like “https://www.facebook.com/me.username”. This is called a Facebook username. These were introduced by Facebook to differentiate between the accounts with the same name.
Just a note that a unique facebook username can only be used once. If you change your facebook username then you can’t go back to the previous username.
Suppose, if you are searching for one of your friends whose name is Kevin Smith. There will be a lot of accounts on Facebook with that name. Then, you have to look for the particular account which belongs to him. If you know the facebook username of your friend’s profile then it will be quite easy to find his profile. You can just search like “me.username” or type the URL “https://www.facebook.com/me.username”. By doing this, you should end up on your friend’s facebook profile.
Whenever you create a Facebook profile, a username is automatically assigned to you. These automatically assigned usernames are generally of this “yourname_randaonnumber” format. These are not easy to remember and not look pleasant at all. So, what can you do about it? You can change your Facebook username through some simple ways. We have defined several ways which you can use to change your facebook username. So, here we go.
How To Change Facebook Username.
Method 1:- Change Facebook Username Of Your Personal Profile.
If you want to change your facebook profile username then this is the best way possible to do it. It is a simple method in which you can go to your account settings in order to change your username. There are some simple and easy steps which you need to follow to do so. Those steps are given below:
Step I. You must make sure that you logged into your Facebook account. Then, you need to open the “Settings” of your Facebook account.
Step II. Now, you need to open the “General” settings in it. Sometimes, it automatically takes to that page and sometimes it doesn’t do that.
Step III. In the General Settings, you will see an option of “Username”. There will be also an option to edit the username.
Step IV. Click on the “Edit” button which will be on the right side of your screen. Once you click on the edit button, it will ask you to enter a new username.
Step V. You just needs to enter the new username that you want. After you have entered the new username, simply click on the “Save Changes” button.
Step VI. It will then ask you to confirm your password. You have to confirm your password and it will change your Facebook username.
Now, you will be able to see the changes username in the settings. You can go to your facebook profile and copy that URL. You can share this URL with your friends. It will help them to find your facebook account easily and swiftly.
Method 2:- Change Facebook Username Of Your Page.
Above was the method to change the username of your profile. The pages on Facebook also have a username. When you create a page, it generally asks you to create a username for it. But, sometimes you want to change to a new username for your page because you have to change the name of the page or any other reason.
You can change the username of your page. Firstly, you must make sure that you are the admin of the page. Because you need the admin access to change the username of a page. There are a number of steps which you need to follow to change the page’s username. Here are they:
Step I. You need to open the page whose username you want to change. On the page, you just need to scroll down a bit and you will see a screen like below:
Step II. Here, you will see a number of options. Click on the “About” option and you will be redirected to the following page.
Step III. On this page, you will be able to see the username of your page. Click on the “Edit” button which will edit the username.
Step IV. Now, a dialog box will appear. You just need to fill the new username in it.
Step V. After filling the new username, click on the “Create Username” button. The username of your page will be now changed.
In this way, you can change the username of a Facebook page. Perhaps, you will now see the change in the URL of your page.
Method 3:- Claim Already Used Or Not Available Facebook Username.
You must have read the ways to change the username of a Facebook profile or page. There is another problem which you can face while changing the username. As we told you before that facebook username is unique for each and every profile or page. So, it can happen that the username, you choose, is not available. You won’t be able to choose the username you want. Facebook will force you to take an alternative username.
If you want that specific username then don’t be tense because we are going to tell you how you can claim a username which is not available. You can claim a username which is not available. Just follow the below steps in order to claim a username.
Step I. First of all, you have to click on the following link to continue
Step II. When you click on the link, it will redirect to a page. Your screen will appear as below. Here, click on the “Get Started” button.
Step III. Now, you will see a lot of options on your screen. You just have to select ” Business Pages” amongst them.
Step IV. It will take you to a new page. At this page, they will ask you about what resources you want. You just click on the ” Create a Custom Username” option.
Step V. When the page is redirected, the new page will have information about creating a username. Just click on the “Chat with a Representative” button and an agent from facebook will chat with you.
You just have to tell that agent about your situation and request them if they can give you your desired username. They will forward your request. If Facebook will accept that request then the username will be changed automatically. You will surely get the confirmation of approval.
These were the each and every possible way to change the username and we hope you have liked them. We humbly recommend that you should choose your username wisely. We will surely present another trick in front of you in the future. Until then, it’s GoodBye from our side.