How To Set Or Change Your Facebook Username / URL?

Facebook is the most popular social networking site. When someone registers an account there, their profile id or profile URL is a series of some random numbers. That series of random numbers is very difficult to remember for us and even for our friends who want to visit our profile on Facebook. So can you change your profile id or URL?

Answer to the above question is YES! We can now change our Facebook username. We can select any username which we want and is available. We can choose an easy to remember and search username. Also an username will be of great help for your friends as it will help them remember it easily which was impossible in default Facebook id or URL. A Facebook username will make it an easy task for someone to find you on Facebook.

Have A Look At My Old Profile URL:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?aid=100000195930706

And My New Profile URL:

www.facebook.com/sakshamtalwar

See the difference? Which one of them will you remember easily? I bet it’s the second one! Want to know how I changed my username? Read further…

1.) Sign into your Facebook account.

2.) Go to Facebook username changing page.

3.) Type the username you want for your profile, check if its available. If it’s available click on create. Alternatively you can select any of the usernames that Facebook suggests. Choose an username carefully!

4.) Click on Confirm. Think twice before clicking on this button! You will not be able to change your username later!

And do not worry! Even your older profile URL / username will redirect to your new profile URL / username!

Now you have your own unique and easy to remember Facebook username. Enjoy the new username!

Also you can change username / URL of your pages on Facebook. I will write on it soon!

24 Comments

  1. Saksham Talwar
    Jul 23, 2010

    Thanks buddy!

  2. Lexx
    Jul 24, 2010

    Nicely explained and well written. I look forward to more.

    Lexx

  3. Ralph
    Jul 25, 2010

    Nice post, are you sure you do not need 25 friends before you can amend the name and ditch the digits ?

    • Saksham Talwar
      Jul 26, 2010

      I’ve never heard that buddy, but when i changed my username I had more than25 friends. Getting them is not a hard task according to me!

  4. Icechen1
    Oct 25, 2010

    So you only get one shot at changing it… Pretty lame of Facebook :(

  5. Michel Daisey
    Nov 27, 2010

    Love your site man keep up the good work

  6. Saksham Talwar
    Mar 28, 2011

    Hmmm, thanks for letting us know! :)

  7. Cyracks
    Oct 2, 2011

    Nice post there buddy, your blog is so interesting. You can accept or reject huge friends request on facebook automatically using a simple script code.

  8. D.J.Rony
    Nov 13, 2011

    have you got any app suggestion to use with the new profile timeline? Most of the users haven’t updated their profile yet.

    Another ting is the facebook page notes that we used to use for grabbing feeds into facebook from our site, it is going to be closed. What might be the alternative?

  9. Aliyu Abubakar
    Sep 10, 2012

    I need to change my username for future?

  10. ManSa
    Sep 23, 2012

    https://www.facebook.com/ElegaantDesires
    Hi, Saksham Talwar I am fashion designer i wann change my page name which is been mentioned above can yu help m hw t do it….plz give m a reply

  11. Reham M Nour
    Oct 16, 2012

    I want to change my username :( Is it true it’s only done once?

  12. mag
    Oct 21, 2012

    hey, can you help me? i reaally cant change my url on facebook. even if tried this. plssreply. thankyouuu.

  13. jaspreet
    Oct 24, 2012

    Hi I recently set the username two time. But now I want to remove it or wanna change it. How could I do it?

  14. Svjakhar
    Oct 31, 2012

    How do i change my facebook username.? So please reply me

  15. cissie streignard
    Dec 18, 2012

    i thought it was impossible

  16. hardik
    Dec 26, 2012

    I like it

  17. Sayon
    Jan 1, 2013

    I want to Change my username. but How?

  18. sai
    Jan 12, 2013

    Not bad dude

  19. olamide
    Jan 29, 2013

    i wish 2 change ma username usernmae bt i dnt no hw 2 do it.

  20. Azsela
    Feb 3, 2013

    hey help me… to change my Changing Security Question on Facebook? plz?

  21. Cherry
    Jun 15, 2013

    After d change,will u still get ur friends back?pls reply as soon as possible

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