How to shorten your Facebook url (username)

Does your FB page have a long, unwieldy url full of numbers and characters that you don’t understand?

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This is bad for:
– brand building
– sharing the link with others
– SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Plus, it looks ugly and non-professional.

 

How to change your URL:

1. Choose a simple username e.g. Facebook.com/YourCompanyName.

2. Go to Facebook.com/username

3. From the drop-down menu of all the pages that you are an admin of, choose the one you want to change.

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4. In the box asking you to ‘Choose desired username’, enter your company name. Click ‘Check availability’.

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5. If the username you want is already taken, consider changing is slightly e.g. Add the word ‘onEtsy’ after your company name.

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6. You will get a pop-up window asking you to confirm the name change. Click ‘Confirm’ button. 

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Congrats, you have a new URL!

 

Important Note:

– You can only change your URL ONCE so be make sure you choose wisely
– You can only change the URL for Facebook pages that you are the admin of

 

Optional Tips:

– If you want to shorten your url even further, you can use the urls ‘fb.com’ or ‘fb.me’ instead of ‘facebook.com’.
e.g. Once I have the url facebook.com/OrangeTwig, I can use the url ‘fb.com/OrangeTwig’ or ‘fb.me/OrangeTwig’ for my page.
To make it more clear: fb.mefb.com = facebook.com

– Use capitalization in your company name to make it stand out. This will not affect how the url is typed, only how it is displayed. So, if I entered ‘OrangeTwig’ (with capitalization) as my username while editing my url, I can now type in fb.me/orangetwig (all small letters) – and this will automatically redirect me to facebook.com/OrangeTwig (with capitalization).