Facebook Gives Page Admins One Last Shot At The Perfect Vanity URL

By: Josh Wolford - July 12, 2012

It’s been over three years since Facebook gave users the chance to select their own usernames, or vanity URLs. Before June of 2009, your profile (now Timeline) page URL ended with an ugly string of numbers and letters. Now, in order to make it easier for people to access your Facebook page, users have nice, succinct URLs like facebook.com/johndoe.

Soon after users selected their new vanity URLs, Facebook gave them a mulligan – the one-time-only chance to correct any mistakes they may have made.

Now, Facebook is giving the same one-time shot for page admins.

“Page admins are now able to change their own Vanity URLs (one-time only). To do this, go to the top of your Page by the Admin Panel and click Edit Page > Update Info > Basic Information > Change Username,” said a post on the Facebook Marketing page.

Here’s where you’ll find the option:

Remember, choose wisely!

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Josh WolfordJosh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf

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  • Mike

    If you change the vanity URL on one page, can you use that old vanity URL on another page? Any idea?