This tutorial is for my new friends from the UBP11 (HUGE blog party hosted by 5 minutes for mom) who got more than 25 Facebook fans/followers and would like to customize their Facebook link/url from that very long and tedious Facebook generic link/url to an easy to remember link/url.
By the end of this tutorial you’ll be able to go from www.facebook.com/pages/your-facebook-page-title/1234567891234 to www.facebook.com/yourfacebookpagetitle. You need at least 25 fans to be able to customize it. If you’ve customized it before, you will not be able to make new changes.
Very easy to follow and it’s only 4 steps!
1. Log in to your Facebook account, then in a new browser window/tab, type in: www.facebook.com/username.
2. Click on the ‘Page Name’ menu to see which pages are eligible for a custom link/url.
3. Once you pick the page you desire to work with; play around and try different shortened url names to find the one that works for you (the names need to be a minimum of five characters long).
*** IMPORTANT: Make sure to double check for any spelling errors before clicking ‘Confirm’, you WILL NOT be able to make changes afterwards. ***
4. Click ‘Check Availability’, if available you’ll get a pop-up window with IMPORTANT information to remember. Once you read the small print and double check the custom link/url name you can click ‘Confirm’ and you’re done.
You’ve just set a custom link/url for your Facebook fan page, congratulations!