Facebook Username - New Facebook URL

If you are a fan or active user of Facebook, you probably have heard or knew about the "new FaceBook URL".

Currently the identity of a Facebook user is not reflected in the Web address for his/her profile or Facebook pages. The URL has a assigned number like "id=543345666".

Facebook is offering users with a new Facebook URL which enable them to include their usernames. This new changes will enable people to easily find and connect with you. Just by entering your username as part of the URL in their browser, family members, friends or colleagues will be able to visit your profile or pages on Facebook. In addition, people can look for you in the search term on Facebook or search engine conveniently by entering your Facebook username.

To illustrate the above, the below example will give you a better picture.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=43345666 (Current Format)
http://www.facebook.com/yourusername (New Format)

There is some guidelines to follow when implementing the Facebook username:

  • Available in basic text forms
  • Choose a single username for your profile and for each of the Pages that you administer
  • Must be at least five (5) characters in length and only include alphanumeric characters or a period or full stop
  • Currently available only for Romanized text
Please be aware that once your username is selected, you will not be able to change or transfer it. Hence, it's better to give it some due consideration rather than to regret it later.

Choosing a username is strictly based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit Facebook - Login to select a username for your profile and the Facebook Pages that you administer.

For answers to common questions, visit Facebook - Q&A

To learn more, please visit The Facebook Blog

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