Social Media & Marketing

How to Set Facebook Username for Pages

Set Facebook Page Username

When we talk about social media promotion of a site, Facebook fan page, Twitter, and Instagram are one of the best ways to create your social media presence.

And, one of the basic thing you could do on these social media sites is to get a custom username which is usually your brand name.

For example:

Youtube.com/user/denharsh

Facebook.com/shoutmeloud

Instagram.com/denharsh

and so on.

In my earlier guides, you have already learned How to create a Facebook page and how to add Facebook fan page into our Blog.

Now, we will learn how to set a custom username for our Facebook page.

A default Facebook fan page username (URL) looks something like this :

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shoutmeloud/94019601674

But we can set a custom name for your facebook fan page for better Branding.

So my target here is to set “ShoutMeLoud” as direct URL of my fan page so that people can easily access it using Facebook.com/ShoutMeLoud.

Follow these simple steps to create a custom Facebook username for pages.

Go to facebook username page. Click on Set a username for your pages.

Select the page and write the custom name in the right-hand bar.

Confirm the pop-up disclaimer and your username for a page will be set up.

Here is what I have set up for ShoutMeLoud Page

http://www.facebook.com/Shoutmeloud

This is another great way to brand your blog. Do let me know if you have setup custom name for your facebook page or not?

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A blog scientist by the mind and a passionate blogger by heart ❤️. Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and Cryptocurrency space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud and CoinSutra, and a Speaker at Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. He has won numerous awards for his work at ShoutMeLoud. Life motto: Live while you can! Teach & inspire while you could & Smile while you have the teeth.
  • Ravi Sagar says:

    There is no such option for me. I have already created username for my account but now I want to create a name for the page.

  • Sanjeev Mishra says:

    Username for pages was disabled for a certain time period and then Facebook again enabled the option to get custom username for pages. I was just waiting for the day when they will enable this option for pages. Got the custom username for my blog’s page (any one can guess that). Thanks a lot Harsh for pointing this out on your blog, it really helped.

    • Gin says:

      I have the same issue.. I want to change my FB page URL but this message keeps on poppon..
      ____is not eligible for a username at this time. In the future, ____ will be able to set a username. Learn more.

      is this really normal.. and every when does facebook enables the editing or Page URL? do you have any idea when??

  • Rajesh Kanuri says:

    this helps the website to get a good community base.. thanks for pointing out this..

    • Rajesh this will help more in branding and small page name which people can easily remember..!

  • Amar says:

    I see many bloggers setting up their pages on facebook, I think i should start it as well 🙂 Thanks for the Quick tut harsh

  • suraj jain says:

    Thanks a lot.. i never knew that was possible.. coz i remembered that we need to have atleast 1000 fans b4 we allowed to set username for fan pages..

    thanks buddy for the post once again

  • suraj jain says:

    just figured out that to get your username aka vanity url for your facebook fan page one should have atleast 100 fans

  • Chethan says:

    True, This Option of Customizing Usernames for Pages helps in better viewability of pages

  • Extreme John says:

    I have been considering doing one more fan page, we have three right now and I honestly couldn’t remember how I did it. This will be a huge help if I actually stop thinking about it and do it.

  • Heather Kephart says:

    Cool, thank you. Shared on Twitter and in Facebook. I know this will help so many because I see the question being asked a lot.

    I’ve been struggling with whether or not to get a Facebook page for my blog. What if nobody wants to join? Do I only post links to my articles on that page, or for the view of all my Facebook friends? And if it’s the former, aren’t I drastically limiting my potential readership? If both, won’t I annoy the people kind enough to join my Facebook page with duplicate links?

    Why does everything have to be so complicated? :-O

  • Pulsuz Sayt says:

    Hi,
    I got this message while i tried to try page name:
    “MyPageBame is not eligible for a username at this time. In the future, MyPageBame will be able to set a username.”
    What i need to do, it is second day i can`t assign custom url for my page.

    Thanks.

    • Hey pulsaz
      You need to have 100 Fans before you can set custom name for your Facebook fan page.

      • Yes Robb you are right. 100 Fans means 100 likes. Though with new rule you can set up custom username after 25 likes.

  • Gautam says:

    Thanks for this clarification. I tried everything to get this done.
    any way, now i have to wait for 100 likes. 🙂

  • Casey says:

    Harsh, I get the same error message as Pulsuz but I have 715 fans. Could it be because my fan page has the exact same name as my personal page? Any other recommendations?

    Here is my error message I get when trying to set a URL for my fanpage:
    Casey Hubble is not eligible for a username at this time. In the future, Casey Hubble will be able to set a username.

  • Mary says:

    This information would be great if it could help me. I would submit my phone number, but it stops right there. I get no text or anything for a code. I’ve tried numerous times, but it doesn’t work. It’s really frustrating. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know.

  • Eye says:

    Hi there, i create a facebook page with a username, but then deleted the page.

    After that I re-created the name, and wanted to fix the same username for it. But it’s no longer available. Please advise. thanks.

  • Faith says:

    Hey,

    I have two separate FB pages for different businesses I created on the same day. One account let me set a custom username right away, and when I tried with the other page it gave me the same message as many other posters, that it’s not available for the page yet. I’m just curious as to why I was able to set one username but not the other (both pages only have 1 like each so far!). Thanks.

    • Akshay says:

      I’m facing the similar problem I’ve my Facebook account since 5 years it’s verified
      I created one page and i was able to set custom username for it while having zero likes
      but after some minutes i created another Facebook page but in not able to set username for it
      can you tell me the solution plz

  • Khoi says:

    Why is it when I try to set up a username for may Page it says the “username is not Available” nor is any variation of the page name. I have tried hundreds of variations of the Page name, (.), and numbers but the system says they are all “not available”

    Please help.

    • @Khoi
      This happens at time, and that’s the time you need to make the call. You should pick a name by adding any type of variation, such as if you have a website, you can try variation .com at the end. See it that helped or not!

  • Hetal Shah says:

    Hi Harsh,
    When i clicking on Get Code in developer page, at that time am not able to get iframe link but am only able to get java script. So what should i do. Waiting for your response.

    Thanks in Advance.

  • Anush Priyesus says:

    I think facebook has recently changed the procedure to change the username of the pages. The url facebook.com/username works for your fb profile only. The slug of pages can now be changed by navigating to About section of the page, and then editing the username section in Page Info tab. However, not all pages are eligible for changing usernames..!!

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