As I mentioned, it took 9-12 days after I performed step #1, above, for stevemasover to become available. When the joyous day comes that your desired username is available to assign to your page, STOP. Make really, really SURE you spelled it right. Once you assign a username to a page, you’re stuck with it.
How long before a Facebook username is available?
The username does become available, although not immediately. My personal impression is it takes about 1-2 months.
Can a Facebook username be reused?
Usernames can not be reused after a Page has been deleted. They also can’t be transferred between Pages and Profiles.
Why is a username not available on Facebook?
A username may be unavailable if it’s already claimed, even if the Page or profile it’s associated with isn’t published yet. You can learn more about policies for usernames in our Terms. Keep in mind that you must be an administrator to set a username for your Page.
How do I claim an inactive username on Facebook?
To claim your Facebook Page’s username and vanity URL, you need to set up a custom username by following these steps.
- Step 1: Go to your Facebook Page’s “About” tab. …
- Step 2: Create your Facebook Page @username. …
- Step 3: Check availability. …
- Step 4: Create your Facebook Page username & vanity URL.
What words are not allowed on Facebook username?
Your name can’t include:
- Symbols, numbers, unusual capitalization, repeating characters or punctuation.
- Characters from multiple languages.
- Titles of any kind (example: professional, religious).
- Words or phrases in place of a name.
- Offensive or suggestive words of any kind.
What is a good Facebook username?
Ideally it should be a name that clearly says who you and your business is. With the example to the left here, an appropriate name would be @NetsourceTechnologies plain and simple. You want people to easily be able to search for you and using an obvious, straightforward name is one of the best ways to do that.
How often can I change my Facebook username?
You can only change your name every 60 days.
What happens if I change my username on Facebook?
Changing your username will not affect your existing followers, Direct Messages or replies. Your followers will simply see a new username next to your profile photo when you update.
Will deleting a Facebook profile free up the username?
Yes, deleting a Facebook profile as well as changing a profile’s username makes that username available again for use.
What do I do if my Facebook username is taken?
When Facebook says the username is taken, there are also two possibilities. To discover which – and to skip to the appropriate next section – try to type it in. Just go to Facebook.com/yourchosenusername and see what comes up. Either you will visit a page, or you will be taken to a “this page doesn’t exist” page.
Why won’t Instagram let me use a username that isn’t taken?
When you change your username, Instagram reserves your old username for 14 days. This is just in case you decide to switch it back. When you go to “Edit Profile” and tap into the username field, a message reads, “In most cases, you’ll be able to change your username back to (blank) for another 14 days.”
How do you get the username you want on Facebook?
To find your Facebook username:
- Login to your Facebook account.
- From Home, Click on the triangular icon on the main menu.
- Select Setting & Privacy.
- Select Setting.
- From the left menu click on the GENERAL.
- Click on the USERNAME.