When you open a Facebook account, it offers you profile page URL id in numeric format. Such as, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=57702456, which doesn’t make any sense. But, Facebook allows you to create a personalised Facebook URL for your profile and you can choose your desired username. Selecting customised username is optional and will be the new URL for your profile. However, it will not change your name on your profile or elsewhere on the Facebook.
To get a customized Facebook username. Log in to your Facebook account and navigate to the settings page. On the setting page you can see an option for username. Facebook username can only be changed once the corresponding Facebook email address shall also be the same as the username. The username will be publicly available and anyone will be able to see it on Facebook timeline.
You can check your current Facebook username at https://www.facebook.com/username/ Please remember that you can not have more than one username for a any of your Facebook’s page. Only one username is allowed. You must follow the following guidelines for selecting a username.
- Your username should be straightforward and easy to remember, since it will be the extension for your Page address. Additionally, you must:
- Choose a username that is as close as possible to your public figure name or business name (ex: MarkZuckerberg, Facebook). Or if your Page is about a particular topic related to your brand or service, choose a username appropriate to that theme (ex: fbsitegovernance).
- Use only alphanumeric characters (a-z, 0-9) or periods (“.”), and at least one letter. You may include periods and capital letters to make your username easier to read, but these won’t affect how people find your Page. For example, http://www.facebook.com/fbsitegovernance and http://www.facebook.com/FB.Site.Governance go to the same Page.
- Choose a username you’ll be happy with for the long term. Usernames are not transferable.
- Your Page’s username must adhere to Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.