Facebook User Name Change

Posted on 2012-08-29
Last Modified: 2012-09-14
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?
Question by:mytext
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    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: my business page address is something completley diffferent.

    I want mybusiness page to be:

    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.
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    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

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    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?
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    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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