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How To Get A Username (Short URL) For Your Facebook Fan Page?

By on April 20th, 2011 
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Facebook LogoWhen you create a new Page on Facebook, you are given with an unique URL for the Page which you can share with your friends or mention on promotional material for your venture, fan page. For eg, the unique URL for our official fanpage is:

facebook.com/pages/digitizor/122956683819 (Long URL)

However, the page at the above mentioned URL can also be accessed at:

facebook.com/digitizor (Username / Short URL)

The above version of the Long URL of our fan page can be termed as an Username for the fan page or in simple terms, just a short URL.

Benefits of having a Short URL for your Facebook Fan page

  • Short URLs are easy to remember, in case own more than three or four fan pages on Facebook.
  • Short URLs make it easy for your fans to remember the Facebook URL of your page.
  • Short URLs for your Facebook fan page is like a passport for your Product's Fan page on Facebook.

How to get a Short URL / Username For Your Facebook Fan Page

Step 1: You can choose a Short URL or an username for your Facebook Fan Page only after your page has 25 fans. In order to choose an Username (Short URL), visit this page when you are logged into Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/username

You will be shown with the list of fan pages that you own. Now select the Fan Page from the drop down for which you want a short URL or an Username. Check this screenshot.

Facebook Fan Page Usernames: Select Fan Page from drop down

Facebook Fan Page Usernames: Select Fan Page from drop down

Step 2: Now enter your desired username for your Facebook page and click on check availability. Here is a screenshot to help you.

Facebook Fan Page Usernames: Enter desired user name

Facebook Fan Page Usernames: Enter desired user name

Step 3: If the username you entered is available, then you are shown a dialog box that asks you to confirm it and from now on you can access you ppage at the desired short URL and share this with your friends. Check this screenshot below:

Facebook Fan Page Usernames: Confirmation dialog

Facebook Fan Page Usernames: Confirmation dialog

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How To Get A Username (Short URL) For Your Facebook Fan Page? was originally published on Digitizor.com on April 20, 2011 - 7:43 pm (Indian Standard Time)