>Getting a custom username for your Facebook fanpage is an essential part of branding your business, website, company, or online persona. When you first sign up for a Facebook fan page, you’ll be assigned a generic web URL that may look something like this:
Now, that is quite a mouthful! There is absolutely NO WAY people will remember that URL and be able to type it in if they are trying to seek you from a regular spot on the web (outside of Facebook’s search function). This also becomes quite a lengthy link to paste in message boards, blog links, or over Twitter. I’m sure you’d also agree it’s quite an eyesore!
Setting up a shortened, custom URL is easy to do. It will take you five minutes or less to complete the entire process, and the only requirement is that your Facebook fanpage has ’25 likes’ before you get started.
My sister, Amy, who has recently set up a blog and Facebook page for her new endeavor, “Wholesome Abode”, asked me to help her set up her custom Facebook URL, and graciously allowed me to make the process into a quick little tutorial for all of you as well!
Let’s get started–log into Facebook in another browser tab and follow along to have your own custom Facebook URL in under 5 minutes!
Using Facebook “as your page”, click the “EDIT PAGE” button in the top right hand corner
Select the “Basic Information” tab on the left hand sidebar
Click on the link to “Create a username for this page”
Click “Continue as YOURSELF” when prompted
Success! Click Okay to apply the changes.
|You did it! Check out your tidy new custom URL!|