How to Get a URL on Facebook

Prior to June 2009, Facebook users were identified by a series of numbers behind the facebook.com URL, which created a direct link to their personal profile. Users are now able to create a personal username to make it easier for others to search for them and provide a user-friendly link to their profiles. After your initial username change you are only allowed to change it once, according to the rules and guidelines of Facebook.

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Get a New URL

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Log in to Facebook.

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Clear the URL bar, and type in "www.facebook.com/username." Select from the list of available names, or check the box next to the empty field to enter a custom username.

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Click the "Check Availability" button, and click the "Confirm" button to complete the process.

Change Your Existing URL

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Click the "Settings" button at the top of the Facebook website.

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Click the "Change" link next to the "Username" section. Highlight your existing user name and press the "Delete" or "Backspace" button to erase the existing name, and type in a new username.

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Click the "Check Availability" button, and click "Confirm" to complete the switch.