Custom Username for Facebook fan pages adds another level of branding to it and more over pretty URL makes it easier for your fans to find your Fan page on Facebook. For example when you create a Fan page on Facebook, your Fan page URL would be something like:
http://Facebook.com/pages/ShoutMeLoud/xxxxx but a page with custom username is clean and that will give your page URL like: http://www.facebook.com/shoutmeloud
Earlier you need to have minimum of 25 likes on your Fan page to start using custom username for your page. Now Facebook has removed the 25 likes limit and anyone can have custom username for their Fan page even with 0 likes.
How to get custom name for your Facebook fan page:
Head over to Facebook username page and select your page which you just created or pages which doesn’t have custom username.
Check for the availability of custom name and if it’s available, you will see a pop up like this:
That’s it confirm and you just ended up setting up a custom name for your Facebook fan page. This is a good addition by Facebook, as you can preserve your brand name from the first day on Facebook.
As a user and webmasters, I welcome this new feature from Facebook for pages, as earlier we need to get quick 25 likes to make sure no one else grab our desired username. Though if anyone does, you can always report to Facebook using this form and grab your brand back.
Read more about Facebook fan page on official help page. Head over to Facebook username page and start adding custom username to your Facebook fan pages and refer to these posts which will help you to enhance your Facebook Fan page:
- How to ban someone on Facebook fan page
- 5 ways to create a popular Facebook fan page
- How to unban someone from Facebook fan page
- 8 very useful Facebook apps for Blogger
Last but not the least, don’t forget to Join ShoutMeLoud on Facebook. Do let us know if you have created a custom username for your Fan pages on Facebook?