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Adding A Facebook Business Page @Username

The Facebook @Username is the name that will appear directly in the link to your Business Page. It should be optimized to be easily searchable, related to your unique branding, and if possible it should match your other Social Media Usernames. You will not be able to add an @Username, and you may not see the option to do so until your Page has reached at least 25 likes.

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While the Facebook @Username is not a new feature, it is now being displayed directly under the Profile Image as part of the recent Facebook Business Page Update.

Before changing your Facebook @Username, here are a few things to consider:

  • If you already have a Username and wish to change it, you can do so in the “About” section of your Page.
  • The @Username must not already be in use by another Page
  • Alphanumeric characters or a period only, however please note that a period will not be considered part of the Username, so “Smith54” and “Smith.54” are the same name
  • You must be an Admin to the Page to change an @Username
  • There is an alternate method to adding an @Username, if you do not see the prompt under your profile image check out the other method at the bottom of this post

 

Step One:

Head over to your Facebook Business Page and locate the @Username under your Profile Image. If you have not yet created a Username you will see “Create Page @Username”, however if your Page already has a Username, it will appear here. If you already have an @Username but wish to change it please go to the “About” Section of your Page (located under the @Username) and make changes under “Username”

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Step Two:

Click “Create Page @Username”, upon clicking a window will appear. Enter the Username you would like for your Page and select “Create Username”.

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If the @Username you have entered is available, a confirmation window will appear. If the name is not available you will need to enter a new Username.

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Alternate Step One: 

If you are unable to locate the @Username under your Profile Image, you can still add one in the “About” section of your Page.

Head over to your Business Page, locate and click on “About”.

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Alternate Step Two: 

You will be brought to an “About” section, locate the “Username” tab. Hover over the tab and click “Edit”.

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Alternate Step Three: 

An editing window will appear, enter your desired @Username and click “Create Username”.

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If your @Username is available and the adjustment is successful a confirmation window will appear.

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How to Invite Friends from your Personal Page to your Business page

 

Boosting your audience is one of the most important things a Real Estate Professional can do to get their name out there in the Social Media world. As your audience grows and interacts with your Page your potential visual impressions increase not just from those audience members but the people they are connected with as well. Inviting your personal Facebook friends to like or even share your Business Page is likely to really set the ball rolling on building your fan base.

Step 1- When viewing your Home screen when logged into your Personal Account, you will see a section that says “Pages” on the left side of the screen.  Below that you will see the name of your Facebook Business page.

Alternately you can also get to your Page by searching for it by name in the search bar at the top of the screen.

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Step 2- Start to type the name (I’ll be using Solved Social Media for the demonstration) of your business page in the bar and your page should pop up in the dropdown menu. Click it and you will be brought to your business page.

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Step 3- Once you have reached your Facebook Business Page, locate and click on the “…” ellipses located below your cover photo.

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Step 4- When the drop down menu appears, locate and click on “Invite Friends”.

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Step 5- Upon clicking “Invite Friends” a pop up window will appear showing your Personal Facebook connections with the option to “Invite” on the right side. Anyone who has already liked you Page will appear with “Liked” rather than the “Invite” option, anyone you have already invited will appear with “Invited” beside their name.

When you have finished inviting the friends you would like to bring over, click on “Close” at the bottom of the window.

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To view the steps in action please see our video: