How To Change Your Facebook Fan Page Name

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How To Change Your Facebook Fan Page Name

If you have a Facebook Fan page, the first thing that you need to be aware of is the customized page name. You just need to go to http://www.facebook.com/username in order to set your Fan page up with a unique page name. But what if you need to change a page name that you’ve already set? I’ll review that topic in this article.

The process for changing your Fan page name depends entirely on how many “likes” your page has. If you have less than 200 then simply Follow Facebook’s instructions, found here. If you have more than 200 Fans then the process is a little trickier.

For businesses with over 200 likes you’ll want to click edit page > update info > change username. You’ll then see a screen like this…

You’ll then have the ability to change your username. Keep in mind that, after you set your username the first time, you can only change it once after that. After confirming that the username you’re requesting is available, Facebook will then ask for your reason for the change. If your business name changed you may be required to show documentation of this.

 Of course, by the time I publish this article the rules and guidelines for changing your Fan page url might have already changed, but we’ll try to keep you updated on any Facebook-related news.

Please let us know if you have any questions about getting set up with, or editing, a custom Facebook url. You can always leave Turbo a message here or call us directly at 877-673-7096 x2.

 

By | 2016-12-23T12:42:25+00:00 October 18th, 2012|Facebook|5 Comments

About the Author:

Tom joined Matt in 2010, helping co-found Turbo Medical Marketing. As COO, Tom oversees all production and works directly with both the executive team and the Account Managers. Tom has helped to formulate systems and processes for sales, business development, internal marketing, service offerings, client intake, and employee hiring and training. You can get a sense of Tom's marketing knowledge, as well as pick up some marketing tips and insights, by checking out the Turbo blog that he contributes to weekly. Tom has also spoken at several aesthetic conferences in the past about topics ranging plastic surgery technology to mobile marketing. Tom received his B.A. in Business Management Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is a former collegiate rugby player and he enjoys golfing, snowboarding, hiking, and playing with his dog Yogi in his spare time. He's also a mentor with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program in Charleston. Tom lives with his wife Lindsay in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

5 Comments

  1. Ricardo January 16, 2013 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Hello,

    If I change the username in one of my pages with more than 200 likes, the name of the page changes too?

    I am trying to change the name without ‘dislike’ anyone.

    Thank you

    Ric

    • Tom Sullivan January 16, 2013 at 11:27 am - Reply

      Hi Ricardo,
      If you have over 200 ‘likes’ just click edit page > update info > change username. The screen shot in the article highlights what you should see. Keep in mind that you can only change your username once, and you’ll have to explain why you’re changing the name (which might require documentation to Facebook). That said, you won’t lose any ‘likes’ by changing your username.

      -Tom

  2. Empire Man February 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Ricardo, your article confuses the process of changing the Facebook Page Name with the URL. The process to change the Page Name is different from the process for changing the URL. Changing the URL is a breeze, but it is unclear to me how to change the Page Name if the page already has more than 200 likes.

    It seems logical that if a URL needs to change due to a company’s name change or celebrity’s name change (perhaps the celebrity has gotten married and changed her last name), then there might be legitimate reasons to change both the URL and the Page Name…. Why is Facebook making it hard to deal with these legitimate circumstances?

    • Tom Sullivan February 23, 2013 at 8:38 am - Reply

      Facebook is always changing it’s policies. Inevitably, if I post directions on how to do something today it’ll be inaccurate next month or next year. My best advice is to bookmark their help page. They’re actually pretty decent about getting back to you if you have any questions: https://www.facebook.com/help/127563087384058/

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