How to Get Facebook Profile Username

Posted By: Arin Dey - September 01, 2011
Most of the Facebook users are unaware about the profile username option which is provided by Facebook. That means Facebook profile can be viewed through your username and not with long profile ID. This is optional and It will give you a distinct Facebook profile page which can be easily rememberable. Setting username for your Facebook profile won't change the profile name appearing on your profile, in search search engines which you are being searched by your real name or any other place on the site.

Get this new Facebook web URL which will be your personal identification for your Facebook profile. Your friends can enter your username after or search in a popular search engine like Google, which will make it much easier for people to find friends with real known names.

Here we go with a example, if you set your profile username to best.buddy then Facebook profile can be accessed via

Those who have not set their username yet, go and set Facebook profile username by following the below steps:
  1. Login to facebook with your username and password 
  2. Then simply visit 
  3. You will prompted with the a screen dialog with various profile name options. Select from there or set it of your own choice by checking availability.
Facebook username

Here we go, in this example below we can see that the username best.buddy is available

Facebook username available

So before creating your username think of some real and easy to remember names as once you set you can't re-edit it.

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