How to Change your Facebook Page name and Username URL?

Do you want to change the name of your Facebook page? If yes, then this is exactly the place where you should be. You have a Facebook fan page that represents your business and now you’ve changed your business and started something new. But your Facebook page name remains the same with the name of your old business. Now you need to change the name of your Facebook page because posting about your new business on the old page will not be appropriate and can be confusing to your audience. many of us think of creating a new page and doing a fresh start. This concept is not wrong if your page has few hundred followers but if your page has millions of followers then it is a huge loss. So today I am going to tech you how you can change the name of your Facebook fan page by following some simple steps.

Before you change the name of your Facebook fan page please make sure that your name cannot include the following things.

  • Symbols, repeating characters or punctuation, unusual capitalization and numbers
  • Words, phrases, or nicknames in the place of a middle name
  • Offensive or suggestive content of any kind
  • Characters from multiple languages
  •  Your company slogan in your name.

Also follow these useful tips while changing the name of your Facebook page. These tips are not must do things but Facebook can reject your page name change request and applying this tips will highly reduce your chances of Facebook rejecting your request.

  • Before you apply for page name change first change your Page profile picture and cover picture with your new brands logo or something associated with your new brand.
  • Remove the website link of your old business and add your new website link.
  • Edit your page description and add new description that matches your new business.

Now let’s get into our main topic. Follow the simple steps given below and you can easily change the name of your Facebook page name.

  1. Login to your Facebook account
  2. After you login to your Facebook account from the top right bar click on drop down menu and click on the page you want to rename.
  3. After the page opens click on the about option which is available on the left side of the page.
  4. Now you will see your page name and username on the general category with the edit option on left side.
  5. Now click on edit option. After you click on edit option a box will appear on your screen saying ‘request new page name’.
  6.  Now enter the new name of your business in the box which says new page name. Then click on continue button.
  7. After you click on continue button another box will appear to confirm the name change request. Here you have to ensure that the page name you have entered is correct and if it is not correct you cancel button and go back to make it correct again. If everything is fine than click on request change button to change the name.
  8. Now again a box will appear which says “We are reviewing your name change request”. This means to say that the Facebook team is reviewing your name change request and they will only accept your name change request if they find it appropriate and necessary. Mostly the review process completes within within few minutes or hours and you will be notified that Facebook has accepted or denied your name change request. If you don’t get notified within few hours you need to wait maximum up to 3 days.

Changing Username-URL of Facebook Page:

After changing the name of your Facebook page you might also want to change Username-URL of your Facebook page. It is as simple as changing page name and you have to do the similar steps you did for page name.

  1. Login to your Facebook account
  2. After you login to your Facebook account from the top right bar click on drop down menu and click on the page you want to rename.
  3. After the page opens click on the about option which is available on the left side of the page.
  4. Now you will see your page name and username on the general category with the edit option on left side.
  5. Now click on edit option. After you click on edit option a box will appear on your screen saying ‘request new page name’.
  6. A “create page username” box will appear. Enter the username you wish to keep in the username box and check the availability of the username. If the username you entered is available then a green tick will be marked.
  7. In case if the username you entered is not available then you can add numbers or dots(.). Adding numbers or sign can increase your chances of accepting the username.
  8. After this a “You’re all set !” dialog box will appear. Then click on “OK” button.
  9. Now again like page name, Facebook will review your Username URL change request. If the Facebook team finds your username change request appropriate and genuine they will approve your request or else you request will be disapproved.

So this way you can change your Facebook name as well as your Facebook user name. I recommend you to always change your Page name if you start a new business rather than creating a new page and loosing all your followers. By following this simple steps you are now ready to rename your page and start your new business with a bang.

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