Facebook Launches Usernames Without A Hitch

500,000 usernames taken in 15 minutes

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At 12:01 Facebook opened the flood gates on their new usernames feature.

Personally, the process went  very smoothly for me. I was able to secure my desired Facebook username with no trouble at all.

Facebook username is set

Ben Parr, Associate Editor for Mashable, was able to find out some early numbers from the usernames launch…

In 3 minutes, there were 200,000 usernames registered. In 15 minutes, over half a million, and it is rising.

Woah! Talk about a success.

I went digging through Search.Twitter to see if anyone was complaining of the site being down or slow… and I couldn’t find one negative tweet about the launch (except for users upset about not getting their desired username).

Most of the tweets about the launch were praising Facebook for dealing with a traffic rush of that magnitude.

Tweet priasing Facebook

So, was you able to get your desired username? Tell us.

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  • http://www.india-designers.net/ India Designers

    We have updated updated India Designers facebook profile. Follow at http://www.facebook.com/indiadesigners

  • Guest

    I thought the username grab went very smoothly.

    I had no trouble at all.

    • Guest

      i got the username bellend !!!

      • Jeremy Muncy


        Jeremy Muncy
        Follow me on Twitter twitter.com/jmuncy”>@jmuncy

  • Tamara

    I was curious how the name grab went last night, couldn’t find info anywhere.

    Thanks for the update… and I was able to get my name 😉

  • Jeremy Muncy

    I was just thinking…

    Imagine if Facebook hard charged $1 per username.

    $500,000 in 15 minutes… talk about monetization.

    Jeremy Muncy
    Follow me on Twitter twitter.com/jmuncy”>@jmuncy

    • http://www.controldatainc.com Agency collection debt

      Had they charged 1 dollar per name, then no one would have used their services.

  • http://www.mytestbox.com Mircea @ MyTestBox.com

    Maybe step by step advice would be helpful…I can’t find where.

    • http://www.mytestbox.com Mircea @ MyTestBox.com

      I was actually always connected to FB (I checked Remember my login)…I had to logout and re-login to see that option. Seems nobody took that into consideration, except Techcrunch.

    • Jeremy Muncy

      Hello Mircea,

      Login to your Facebook account.
      Then simply go to http://www.facebook.com/username.

      …then follow the on screen directions.

      Hope this helps.

      Jeremy Muncy
      Follow me on Twitter twitter.com/jmuncy”>@jmuncy

  • http://www.actcfug.com/ Darth Guybrush



    But was thinking mayhaps I should have gone for Darth Guybrush. Oh well!

  • http://interestingjunk.net Ken

    Facebook has a large pool of users. I have also registered for the username and manage to grab the one I always uses.

  • http://blog.hichamaged.net/ Hicham Maged

    Half Million in 15 min means almost 33,334 person registered per minute which is a very ineteresting fact about the traffic generated over Facebook and make me wonders about the future of Facebook with this vast population!

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