How To Change Your Facebook Username (Vanity Name URL)Written by Simon Barker on August 17, 2009 · Filed under How To, Internet, Tech
Not so long ago, there was the landrush for the launch of Facebook vanity name URLs for your profile page on what is the largest social networking site out there, interestingly we were told at the time that we had to choose wisely as this was a “one time only” deal – never shy of moving the goalposts (so to speak), Facebook have now changed their minds on this one too!
Now most of the non-tech savvy people that I have as friends on Facebook still haven’t chosen their’s – when I’ve asked them about it, most of them either have no clue about it and/or don’t have the slightest interest either way. Perhaps Facebook hasn’t made their users aware of it enough?
However, if you one of the people out there who have set up a vanity URL, are you happy with your choice? Have you now thought better of your choice like some of these people may have here who have been a little hasty in their choices of vanity name URLs!
Well now’s your chance to make a one-time change (or at least until Facebook change their mind again) to what your Facebook profile vanity URL is. All you need to do is go to following menu at the top of the page:
Settings -> Account Settings -> Username
In the Username section it will show your current Username (vanity name URL), click “change“.
You can now enter your preferred new username and click the “Check Availability” to make sure no-one else has already chosen it.
Once you’ve found a username that is available and you’re happy with it, then click the “Confirm” button, but make sure you’re happy with your choice as you won’t be able to change it again!
Did you make a mistake when you set your original vanity URL? Have you even set a custom “vanity name” URL for your Facebook profile as yet? Did you get your first choice of name? Does it even interest you that your profile can have the URL of www.facebook.com/yourname?