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Facebook User Name Change

By mistake I choose my business name as my Facebook user name. I now have a facebook page for my business and would like to transfer the name to the page.

If I change my own user name will the name immediately become available so I can attach it to the page?

Or once a name is used is it gone forever?

Also if I do dchange the name will I need to update the Like button on my website?
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mytextAuthor Commented:
Hi, thank you for postng a reply. I had got to that stage. But neither page answers my question.

here is the issue, my personal page is: facebook.com/mybusiness my business page address is something completley diffferent.
say: facebook.com/somethingobsucre

I want mybusiness page to be: facebook.com/mybusiness

So my personal user name is mybusiness. If I change my personal user name, will "mybusiness" become immediately availe for me to pickup for my business.
So, it is a url change.

The second link does guide you through it.
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It says that you can change it only once.


Also says the same thing
mytextAuthor Commented:
I agree it says you can only change it once. But my in my personal account (account settings edit user name) , the user name box is still editable. Maybe I set it so log ago that rule wasn't in place then.

My question is more about what happens the user name if I get to reset it.

The rule is "You can't claim a username someone else is already using."

But if "the someone else" stops using it. Will it be out there for me to claim for my business account?
Assuming that Facebook doesn't have a "you can only register one facebook account" rule, you could try setting up a couple of dummy accounts, and test whether your transfer works on those.

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