How to Change Your Facebook Page URL / Username / Vanity URL

Wondering how to change your Facebook Page URL?

It is easy, even though Facebook once told us that you could not.

I checked all of the pages with which I had admin privileges, and I was pleased with the possibility to change the URL of those pages. Here is how you can do it.

I just updated it for 2022. Yes, this article is actually correct, unlike those others.

We will cover:

  • These are the rules regarding your Facebook business page username.
  • What are the best practices and cautions to follow when changing your URL?
  • How are you able to change the URL of your Facebook profile in 2022?
  • How do you troubleshoot your laptop?

What is the URL of my Facebook page?

It is your Facebook page URL that is nested after https://www.facebook.com/. So in the case of my Fan Page, we’re talking about the LouiseMcom.

Facebook calls this your username. It’s also often referred to as your vanity URL.

NOTE: Here are the instructions if you need to change your Facebook Page NAME, instead of URL.

this is your Facebook Page URL
The link to the Facebook page that you set up is the part of your website address after facebook.com.
Your Facebook Page URL is a customizable part of your web address
You can change the URL of your Facebook page as you can change the username of your web address.

What is the URL of your Facebook page? That is your username.

It is not surprising that Facebook has a lot of rules about usernames.

  • You are allowed to have one username for each page and profile.
  • You are not allowed to use a username that someone else is using.
  • Your name is allowed only if the characters are alphanumeric (A, Z, 0-9) and a period (“.”).
  • They cannot contain generic terms or extensions. I was able to add the suffix “com” to the end of the file without any problems.
  • The punctuation and capitalization does not count as part of your username. Among the other usernames, johnsmith55, john.smith55, and john.smith.55 are considered to all be the same username.
  • Your username must be at least 5 characters long.
  • Your username must adhere to Facebook’s Terms. source

You should make certain you are an admin when creating or editing the username of a page.

When you recently created several new pages, it is possible that you may not be able to immediately set a username for one of them.

Is it possible for me to reserve my user name for later?

Do not depend on people saying, ‘Reserving’ a Facebook URL and username.

The username of a page can also be removed, if the page is inactive. Yes, that happened to me. I set a URL and did not use the page.

Those URLs now belong to someone else.

If you want to keep a link to a Facebook page for later, put it on the page, otherwise Facebook might allow your username to be released for someone else to take.

Can I change the usernames of my Facebook pages?

So, you would like to remove a username and URL from one page in order to use it on another page.

You might change your URL so that it can be used on your business page.

Will the ring ever be available? How long will it take before you are allowed to use the name of that person?

It is now the most frequently asked question here. It is either someone who wants to know if they can switch providers instantly or someone who wants to know about the different types of providers.

What’s the reason my old facebook username is not available when it’s not taken?

I am disappointed that Facebook does not disclose their practice of releasing previously used usernames and URLs.

Many years ago, it seemed like Facebook never released them. In addition, they probably realized that the growing number of their users would make that impossible.

Some of you informed me that the release of an old username was imminent. Page. They could apply that name to another page immediately.

I also have people say they’ve waited months and the old username still says not available.

I wish I had a crystal ball and could tell you what will happen when you try it.

So, I do not.

What is your opinion about people changing usernames?

Facebook may have initiated a cooling off period as was noticed with changing Instagram usernames. It was stated that the time would be fourteen days.

A username may never be used again because the user’s business page or personal profile broke Facebook’s rules.

They can change their mind at any time on Facebook.

I would not rely on anything you find on the internet to be gospel truth. I do not think that anyone knows exactly how things will go in your country, with your particular situation.

That’s correct, is the old username saying it is not available?

Continue to check, keep checking.

When the chance to have some become available, which I believe is a reasonable chance, you want to be the first to grab it.

And if it doesn’t within two weeks to a month, you can report an issue with Facebook Pages here.

I cannot promise anything, but it is worth trying.

If you have a dedicated advertising manager on Facebook, he should be your first contact.

Facebook Page username best practices

This page is more about the best Facebook page username best practices.

Apart from the Facebook rules, here are some suggestions for getting the best Facebook username.

Choose a username with which you will be happy for a very long time. In the future, that may or may not be possible.

As long as your username is as short and memorable as possible.

Try to keep your name or the name of the company or person that your page represents as close as possible to your true name. You might choose the name of your company as John Smith.

Regarding periods and capitalization, decide how you want it to look in the address bar, because users can type it in with or without periods and capitals.

That means you are not able to claim that the URL of someone else has been used by adding periods or caps.

I did see an article that claimed periods between words in URLs help make your URL more SEO friendly. This is due to the fact that Google enjoys separating words between words. I decided to avoid periods in order to make the system more user friendly.

If the username you want isn’t available, you’ll need to pick a new one that’s not taken yet. The username for which it is claimed will not be available, regardless of whether or not the page or profile associated with that username has yet been published.

It is possible to release someone’s username if the page becomes inactive (see note above).

Some precautions must be taken when changing the URL of an already set Facebook page.

You may decide that your URL is too long, or you may simply want to change it to match the name of your page.

In general, altering the URL of your webpage will not affect the title of your webpage, the title which is underneath the cover photo. However, be aware that once you’ve set a vanity URL, changing it will mean that any links to your Page will no longer work.

If you do not search out the old links and change them, when the links are clicked, they will lead to this cute message:

How to Change Your Facebook Page URL 404

It’s not too attractive when people who are searching for you won’t find you.

I have some suggestions to help Google stop sending traffic to your old URL, but there is no such thing as a Facebook Page that redirects from one URL to another.

Please consult the section below titled, Timeline for Changes, to avoid the missing pages problem.

Also be aware: previously, Facebook allowed to change your Page URL only one time. Do not change anything lightly, you might have to live with this one for a while or start a new fan page.

When it comes to using social media, you cannot always guarantee that what works today will work tomorrow.

Can I force Google to change the URL of my Facebook page?

When I search for my Facebook name, the old link appears.

Attempting to persuade Google to do what you desire is half as difficult as attempting to persuade Facebook to do what you want it to do. That cannot happen.

A new URL cannot be submitted to the search engines on Facebook. Wait until they scramble the page again.

I am stretching here, but maybe you are seeing a cached version of your search. Try using a different browser or use an incognito window. You can also clear your cache.

It will take some time to get it. Perhaps you remember one thing that nobody reported has never been instantaneous.

How can I get Google to update my Facebook page URL quicker?

Follow the instructions above to update your Facebook page link structure. Google enjoys being able to view the incoming links.

Request Google remove your old URL.

Make sure you are active and have lots of relevant content on your pages. Google will appreciate that activity and the keywords.

There are certain things that you must do before changing your Facebook username.

You have featured that link on every place that you have promoted your Facebook business page.

I started to search my blog posts for the username that I was using at the time, howtoographics, and was surprised to find that I was able to find over a dozen links.

You probably have linked at least one widget to your Facebook page, either to the sidebar, header, or footer widgets, I had three.

If you have posted guest posts, you should consider whether or not you left any links there and how you can access those links to alter things. When it comes to impressing your readers, the last thing you want to do is send them to a dead page.

If you have already been linking to your Facebook fan page from other social accounts, you will need to update those accounts too.

It is possible that you have saved a pin on Pinterest with a link to your Facebook business page. You can change the URL of a pin that you own, but it will not populate with other pins. You may have also dropped a link to Instagram. You may want to post the links on your twitter profile. Find them all.

Check your email signature, as well as any printed materials such as business cards, brochures, or anything else. These will need to be addressed first 😉

You can ask Google to deindex the Facebook page URL. You will notice that they are noticing. The length of time may depend on how active and how big your pages are.

If people search for your Facebook page outside Facebook, a search engine such as Google will send people to a broken Facebook Page link for some amount of time – even if you request they remove the obsolete URL.

I was doubtful that many people were searching for my Facebook page on Google. If you feel that’s true for you, try not to worry about it ? 

I am going to focus on the things that you can control. If you read on, you will have a timeline.

A timeline to change the URL of your Facebook.

Once you locate your old username, it’s time to prepare.

Be certain to get the option to change your username before you decide to invest time or money in the next steps. Proceed from that point.

Most of the steps are optional, and some of them may not apply to you. Be sure that you are using your best judgement. All the suggestions that I just suggested are suggestions.

  1. Are there printed materials? Prepare to order a new one, as quickly as possible.
  2. You can post a notice on your Facebook page indicating that you are changing your username. Just explain why.
  3. Reach out to blogs that you have guest posted. Ask if they will let you change the URL for you if you do not have admin privileges to do that yourself.
  4. Prepare an image or video that you can post on Facebook after the name change is complete.
  5. You should set aside one to several hours, depending on how much you want to change, to do the things in steps six to nine quickly.
  6. You can open all the blogs, widgets, and social media accounts that you would like to change. Create separate tabs for each one. Enter your changes, but do not save/update yet.
  7. You have to go to your Facebook fan page and change it. Following the below steps is the easiest.
  8. Have you secured a new username? Finish all the steps 1, 3, 4 and 6.
  9. Change the signature of your email.
  10. If needed, change your Facebook Page NAME to match the new username.
  11. If necessary, rebrand your Facebook page graphics (more info on this at the end of this article).
  12. You can inform people on your other social accounts, blog, and email lists about the changes that you are making.
  13. Apply to Google for removal of the obsolete URL: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals
  14. If you need help, you can request help from Facebook. Go to your page and select Assistance. Then dig up the item so you can locate it. Do you need more assistance? Contact us for assistance. I can’t give you a link for this page because it doesn’t exist, it’s a form that appears inside https://www.facebook.com/business/help

Thank you reader marco for the two points that you have included.

where to find edit page info and change a Facebook Page username.

How can I change the user name of a Facebook page that is already set?

Following these five quick steps, you can become wealthy.

1 | Log into Facebook as the personal profile that’s an Admin of the Page you wish to change on a computer.

2 | Go to your Page and click Edit Page info near the bottom left side (see image above).

3 | Click into your Username area.

4 Enter your new username. If it is available, you will see a green checkmark next to it.

green checkmark when facebook username is available.

If this is not true, you will receive a warning message, and the username will return to the present one.

red warning when facebook username is not available.

5 After you review your new username, click on the Outside the Box button. A message will pop up in a small black box at the lower left of your browser saying, Your changes have been saved.

That is it.

Do you see the URL for your Facebook page on your mobile device?

You can change the URL of your business page, if you are able to bring up the desktop version of your facebook page in your mobile browser.

I have read a few articles and watched a few videos and they were claiming you can do it through the Messenger app (sorry, that is for peoples profiles only!) or via the Facebook Business Suite app.

In January 2022, that feature is not available on the business suite app. Maybe it will return.

The only way to use the internet is by using a desktop browser.

Why can’t I change the URL of my Facebook page?

It seems that my readers keep me on my toes. Jaz commented after I updated the article.

I was able to change it, but after I made that change, I did not click on “request change”, because I was still thinking about what name I wanted to change.

When I click on edit the page name, a popup window appears. You are not able to change the name of your web page.

I did not find anything that guarantees that you would not be able to change usernames, except the fact that you must be an admin. There are some things that you should check.

1 Do you have full admin rights to your Facebook account?

2 Have you recently changed your Internet address? Wait at least three days before trying again to do this.

3 Do you engage in unwanted behavior? Start a new page if you are able to commit to not using spam anymore.

4 Do you know how you can use this page? You may not be able to change the URL due to inactivity.

5 Do you have very few or a ton of likes on your pages? Then there is still a possibility.

If you still don’t have the option to change your URL/username, you can report a problem, but don’t expect a reply (sorry).

If you have run ad campaigns and you have an advertising manager, you should talk to him. He should be eager to help.

You can start planning for a Facebook fan page next week.

Do you think the cover photo of your Facebook page fits in with the new brand?

The photo covers on Facebook are a bit tricky to size correctly in order for them to look good across devices.

You are able to use the template I have included in the article below. If you are interested, there is a rapid and easy way to optimize your cover photo for every major social network. It takes a couple of clicks to design and optimize one for another purpose.

READ: Facebook Page cover photo template for desktop and mobile

You may have to update your profile photo. The article is full of great tips and ideas.

On this page, I will cover pretty much every Facebook page image and video size that we know about, including ads and job postings. It is all here.

Do you plan to run advertising to promote your newly branded page? It is a very good idea. In order to avoid wasting money, it is recommended that those people work for you.

READ: 20 Mistakes That Could Ruin the Best Facebook Ads

I will keep you busy until you are ready to read more.

Do you think that your Facebook page URL will change in 2022?

We covered the following topics.

  • You can create a facebook page username.
  • What are the best practices and cautions to follow when changing your URL?
  • How are you able to change the URL of your Facebook profile in 2022?

What is your opinion on this? Do you think it is worth it to bother you?

I had considered all of this for quite some time, but I decided that it was necessary for me to do.

Let me know if you will change your Facebook Page URL!

How to Change Your Facebook Page URL or Username