Till sometime back Facebook Profile IDs were used to identify a particular profile or a page. Those profile ids were used to be long numerical figure such as
13xxxxxxxx36. These numbers were difficult to remember and hence facebook rolled out a service to activate Facebook Username for profiles and pages which are as easy to remember as your name..!!
Here are 2 easy steps to activate Facebook Username for your profile or a page. In fact there is only one step, first step is required only if you haven’t verified your facebook account.
Step #1: Go to http://www.facebook.com/username/. If you haven’t verified your account so far, you will see below message on the page. You need to first verify your facebook account via mobile phone before activating Facebook Username for your profile. There is no rocket science involved, all you need to do is to click on “verify via mobile phone” marked in red in the image below and then provide your cell number. You will soon receive a message carrying the activation code. Enter the activation code, submit it and refresh the page.
Step #2: Once your facebook account is verified, you will be able to see below screen.
Either you can choose one of the name suggested by Facebook or create one of your own by entering it in “Enter desired username” text field. Click on “Check Availability”, if it is available then you are done and if it is not, select another one.
Remember that you can set username only once, so be careful.
Hope you like the information presented here. Do leave your footprints in the comments section below for any queries, feedback or suggestion.