How to Change Facebook Page URL in 2016

When you first create a business page on Facebook, the web address or URL isn’t very pretty. Wondering how to change your Facebook Page URL? It’s pretty simple!

What’s your Facebook Page URL?

Your Facebook Page URL is the part of your web address after the https://www.facebook.com/. So in the case of my other Business Page, I’m talking about the Tom Robak Photography. Facebook calls this your username. It’s also often referred to as your vanity URL. 

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Change Facebook Page URL

Like I wrote, It’s pretty simple!

  1. Go to you Facebook Business Page.
  2. Start the process from the About tab under your Page Profile Picture.
  3. Find Username field under About -> Page Info
  4. Clicking the Edit button will open a small window with a link to Change Username – if you’re eligible.

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Here are a few things to keep in mind when you create a custom username:

  • You can’t claim a username someone else is already using.
  • Usernames can only contain alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9) or a period (“.”).
  • Periods (“.”) and capitalization don’t count as a part of a username. For example, johnsmith55, John.Smith55 and john.smith.55 are all considered the same username.
  • Usernames must be at least 5 characters long and can’t contain generic terms or extensions (ex: .com, .net).
  • You must be an admin to create or change the username for a Page.
  • Your username must adhere to the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.

What do you think? Is it worth the hassle? If you haven’t set your Facebook URL yet, try it! Hope these instructions help. Leave a comment if you need any help.

9 comments
  1. How do I know if I am eligible to change my url? I have just created a page for a new business but I don’t seem to have the option to change the url as described above.

  2. what is the difference between; a user name, a name, a page name, a page user name and a vanity URL? I am trying to customize my business page URL . These instructions don’t work for me. Is it my settings?

  3. Hi – I just created a page and Facebook added a long string of numbers to the url. I’m trying to change this, but “Username” is not included in the About page. Any idea why? I use the Facebook Business Manager, so perhaps it’s related to that?

    I’ve spent the last 3 hours searching the web for an answer but no luck…

  4. Thank you for the article. Do you have any updates on the new changes? The article above does not apply anymore. How do we get a vanity url for a facebook page now?

  5. Hello Everyone,

    Facebook has disabled page URLs. They will not respond to the general public. It’s pathetic. We are forced to have a generic Facebook Page ID, which cannot be edited.

  6. I changed my ID / URL on my facebook page (as I changed the company name), but when you do a google search it finds the old facebook URL and if you click it takes me to dead facebook page.

    How can I get my new facebook page searchable in google

  7. Hi
    I could use the pageadministration app on my android phone to change the user url on my business page. Couldn’t either find it on my computer.

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