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How to Personalize Your Facebook URL

October 15, 2010

For those who don’t know yet, Facebook urls can now be personalized.  If you haven’t done this already, your address will look like the first one below.  By changing the address, you can make it look like the second one (with your name in place of blaise.dipersia).

To do this, all you have to do is change your Facebook username.  Here’s how to do that—

Step 1:

First, make sure you are logged in to Facebook.  After you are, go to www.facebook.com/username/.

Step 2:

Once there, you’ll see possible usernames for your account.  The page will look like the picture below.

You can choose one of the pre-selected names or choose one of your own.  If you pick one of the pre-selected names, you’ll click “Set Username.”  If you choose your own, you’ll be asked to “Check Availability.”

Keep in mind that Facebook has made it nearly impossible to change a username once it’s been selected.  Whatever username you pick will be the new url for your account.   You only get to choose one time, so make sure you like the one you pick.

Step 3:

Once you decide on a user name, click “Confirm” to claim your new url.  It will look like this — facebook.com/yourusername.

Recap

If you’d like to personalize your facebook page and make it easier to let people know how to find you, it only takes three easy steps to change the url for your page.  Once changed, you’ll have a new web address for your facebook account.  Consider this your Facebook real estate.  Make sure to get yours while it’s still available.

For more information on this, check out:

http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=897

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10263034-36.html

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5 Comments
  1. Do you know how to do this with a Facebook Page?

    • I’m guessing you mean a group page or something similar. If yes, I don’t know yet, but I’ll look into it. If you figure it out, let me know.

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