How to change your Facebook URL: 14 steps (with pictures)

How to change your Facebook URL: 14 steps (with pictures)
How to change your Facebook URL: 14 steps (with pictures)
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On Facebook, it is possible to change your URL by changing your username. Your Facebook username appears at the end of your profile URL. You can change your username on the Facebook website or the Facebook Messenger mobile app for iOS or Android.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Change a URL in the Messenger app

Change Your Facebook URL Step 1

Step 1. Open Facebook Messenger

The icon represents a white lightning bolt on a blue background. If it is not possible to change your URL from the Facebook mobile app, you can do it from Messenger.

  • If you are not signed in to Messenger, sign in with your phone number (or email address) and your Facebook password.
  • You can also open the Messenger app from the Facebook app by tapping the icon in the upper right corner which represents a chat bubble with a lightning bolt inside.

Step 2. Tap the black chat bubble icon

It is located in the lower left corner of the screen. If you are on a screen displaying a conversation, select the button Return in the upper left corner of the screen to display the black chat bubble icon.

  • If Messenger opens on a conversation, press the button first Return in the upper left corner of the screen.
Change Your Facebook URL Step 3

Step 3. Select your profile icon

It can be found either in the upper left corner of the screen (iPhone) or in the upper right corner of the screen (Android).

On iPhone, this icon will display your profile picture if you have one

Change Your Facebook URL Step 4

Step 4. Choose Username

This option is located in the middle of the screen.

Change Your Facebook URL Step 5

Step 5. Select Change Username

It's a popup option on this page.

Change Your Facebook URL Step 6

Step 6. Enter a new username

This is the text that will appear after "/" in the URL "www.facebook.com/".

Change Your Facebook URL Step 7

Step 7. Press Save (iPhone) or ✓ (Android).

This button is located in the upper right corner of the screen. Your Facebook URL will change immediately and your new username will appear at the end of the URL.

If you don't see this button, it means that the username you entered is not available

Method 2 of 2: Change a URL on a computer

Change Your Facebook URL Step 8

Step 1. Go to the Facebook website

To do this, go to in a browser.

If you are not logged in, enter your email address (or phone number) and password before continuing

Change Your Facebook URL Step 9

Step 2. Click ▼

This button is located in the upper right corner of the page, right next to the icon ?

Change Your Facebook URL Step 10

Step 3. Choose Settings

This option is near the bottom of the drop-down menu.

Change Your Facebook URL Step 11

Step 4. Select Username

It's near the top of the options list on the page General.

  • If you don't see this option, make sure you're on the page General clicking on General in the upper left corner of the page.
Change Your Facebook URL Step 12

Step 5. Enter a new username

Type it in the field to the right of the header Username.

Change Your Facebook URL Step 13

Step 6. Click Save Changes

It's a blue button at the bottom of the section Username.

If this button is gray instead of blue, it means that this username is already in use by someone else

Change Your Facebook URL Step 14

Step 7. Enter your Facebook password and click Submit

If your password is correct, your new username will be changed and applied to your Facebook URL.

Advice

Facebook recommends using your real name in your Profile URL to make it easier for other people to find you

Warnings

  • When you change your URL on a computer or mobile, it will be changed on all devices and synchronized services (eg: Facebook Messenger).
  • It may take a while for your new URL to appear in Messenger.

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