When creating a Facebook page, you must choose a Name and a User Name for it in the configuration. Many people do not stop to fill in that information accurately and go ahead with creating the page that generates, over time, the need to change that data. Let’s see how to change facebook page name.
Another case that usually occurs is when the page is first created, later a domain is registered for the website. These do not match, making communication and brand recall difficult. Also, when accounts are opened on other social networks and the desired name is not available. What makes us have to add a letter, word, acronym or symbol to create a variant and obtain the new profile.
How to change facebook page name?
We always recommend that before creating profiles and pages on social networks, user names’ availability is checked to achieve homogeneity and make it easier for people to find you on any platform.
It is also recommended that these names are the same as the domain of your website.
With that said, let’s get down to business.
How do I change the Username of my Facebook Page?
Between the menu of your Facebook page – that on your computer you see on the left – you will find the ” Information ” tab. Upon entering, in the ” General ” section -under the map-, you will be able to edit the Category, Name and Username.
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What is the difference between Page Name and User Name?
The User Name will serve you mainly for two things:
To define the URI of your page on Facebook. Eg www.facebook.com/mycompany
To be tagged when they mention you in a post or comment.
Feature bold ” mycompany ” but remember that you can be a public figure, a media, a website, etc.
The Name of the Page -or Name to dry-, will be visible in:
the browser tab. Under the profile photo – just above your username – on the left of your page.
How long does it take to change the User Name of my Page?
The change can occur within a few hours or in a maximum of 3 days.
However, the new name may have nothing to do with the one you already had. Well, for you, maybe yes, but not for Facebook. In that case, you will receive a notice that the change will not be made.
Facebook rejected my request to change the User. What should I do? Not to despair, that you can appeal that decision of the platform.
You can reply to the message and explain the reason for the change. If you do not do it in that same message, you will have to do it later, so I recommend that you attach all the necessary information to argue your case.
They will request a commercial certificate, articles of incorporation, website, and everything you consider relevant. It is clear that the change is justified and is not a deception.
Why would it be a hoax?
Facebook does not welcome your taking advantage of the tool and the possibility of correcting the configuration data to deceive or scam other people. A security measure, after all.
Recently, just by attaching to the appeal response a letterhead from the director of the company and the URI of the official website (scanned and in pdf), I approved the change for a client page.
Although this change will be informed to all followers and they will have the possibility to indicate if the new name is misleading, as we can see in the image.