How to Personalize Your Facebook Fan Page Web Address

March 19, 2012 / Updated: March 19, 2012 / Lena Shore

Question

How can I change my Facebook Fan Page to be easier to remember? It’s all full of numbers. I can’t remember it.

Answer

As you may have realized, when you create a fan page in Facebook, the default website URL isn’t easy to remember much less share with people. Plus, it doesn’t look too good on marketing materials. It looks something like this: https://www.facebook.com/pages/my-cool-fan-page/38130347023

However, it’s an easy thing to fix, keeping a couple things in mind.

  • You can only change it once. Facebook won’t let you rename it. So, type carefully and make sure it is what you want.
  • You must have 25 friends/likes on that fan page before you can change the URL. This rule was abandoned for a period of time and then reinstated. Given Facebook’s penchant for changing things who knows if this will stand.
  • You can’t transfer the ownership of the new URL to another party. You can’t squat it to resell it later.
  • You can’t violate anyone else’s trademark rights. And, if you do, you can get it taken away from you.

The actual process is easy. Just go to facebook.com/username to choose custom URLs for all of your pages.

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Lena Shore

Lena is a full-time freelancer and nerd that specializes in web development, graphic design, and illustration. She enjoys building things, learning new things, pursuing creative endeavors, and giving free advice.

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