How To Set Your Facebook User Name – Branding your business in this day and age is more critical than ever. You have to give the same appearance, feel and passion across all the available platforms. Just because there are a wide variety of outlets, social media is no different.
Your fans, followers, partners, customers, and clients to find you on these platforms. They can do this if your branding is consistent and your name is the same. The problem with a platform like Facebook is branding isn’t something inherently built into the system. Being aware of tips and tricks to complete the process is the key.
How To Set Your Facebook User Name
When you create your business facebook account or even your personal account, the url isn’t very flattering. The url is what someone would type into the address bar of a browser to pull up your business. For example, if you start a new Facebook page for your business, then your business url will look something like this:
I don’t care what the name of your business is, this will not look good on a business card, promotional flier or even a Tweet. You need something that is much more marketable to your business and easy to remember. You actually want your clients and customers to be able to find you on Facebook. Therefore, you need to know the simple trick to set your Facebook User name. Just follow these steps below.
1) Establish Facebook Page
Go to http://www.Facebook.com/pages/create.php
2) Invite friends, family, customers, and clients
The goal is to get 25 people to “Like” your page. Once you have achieved 25 “Likes” on your page, you can proceed to the next step. You cannot set your Facebook username without the mandatory 25 likes first.
3) Visit the Facebook Username Page – Go to http://www.Facebook.com/username
The image above is what you will see when you arrive on the Facebook Username page. The instructions are straight forward from here, but you should notice two things.
If you have not set your personal profile page with a unique username, you can do that now as well. It will be all set up and ready to receive you. In the example above, I have already done this, so you can see my username is already set.
The second thing you should notice is the drop down box. This drop down box will give you the chance to select between your various pages you want to set the new username. Click the drop down, then select the page you will be working with today, and move on to the next step
4) Type in desired Username
The image above is what you will see next. Pay attention to the red circle area. You will need to type in your desired username into this box. The user name must be least 5 characters long, then click Check Availability.
5) Confirm Your Selection
Once you check availability and it is available, you will get the pop over screen shown above. Facebook gives you a chance to confirm this is the username you want to actually use for your fan page. Facebook also gives you a few friendly reminders about fan pages. You can read them above, but one that you should pay close attention to is the first one. It says once you set this user name, it is impossible to change it, so be sure you really want it and it works for your business.
6) Click Confirm
Once you click confirm on the previous screen, you will get the screen shot above. This is a confirmation that you have successfully changed your username. You can immediately begin using the newly created username on business cars, brochures, forums, Tweets, and more.
The process of strengthening your brand online using Facebook usernames is a simple one. Being informed on how to make this a reality is what you needed. Luckily, we are here to provide this sort of information for you. Best of luck and happy branding!