Facebook Offers A Username Mulligan

    July 26, 2009

Just last month, Facebook announced that they would allow users to choose a custom username, a.k.a. vanity URL, for their Facebook profile. A post on the Facebook blog warned users to:

"Think carefully about the username you choose. Once it’s been selected, you won’t be able to change or transfer it."

Well, that’s not true anymore. You can now change your username, but only once. At the time of this writing there is no official announcement from Facebook about the username change option.

Are you dissatisfied with your initial Facebook username choice? Let us know.

Facebook Username Change

It’s unclear when Facebook added this new option, but we’re sure some Facebookers will appreciate it, as ReadWriteWeb points out. If you wish to change your username, go to the "Settings" tab at the top of your profile and click on "Account Settings". The second option down is "Username", just press "Change" and pick your new username.
Last month, Mashable put together a pretty comical list of the "15 Silliest Facebook Vanity URLs", maybe some of those users would like a mulligan on their initial username choice.

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