All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Vanity URL’

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

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 Soon …

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Facebook Offers A Username Mulligan

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."

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Facebook UserName Do-Overs Now Available

Facebook has milked the vanity URL deal for all its worth until this point so why not try to get a little more mileage out it, right? Over the past few months Facebook has been allowing individuals to choose their username but has put the rather strict caveat on the practice that it is a “one and done” proposition. In other words, when you make that fateful decision to make your vanity URL something that was something funny but not very practical you were stuck with it. Well, the mighty Facebook is showing its merciful side by allowing users to pick another username.

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