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How to Create Facebook Vanity URL

If you have a Facebook Account, then you would have a Facebook URL that leads to your Facebook profile page, which is unique.

Even though people have been using Facebook for years but surprisingly, many people are still not aware of the Facebook Vanity URL, wherein you can change the URL as per your need. Usually, people use their name while creating a Vanity URL.

how to set facebook vanity url

For Example:

Before creating a Vanity URL, the URL looks like this:


After creating a Vanity URL, the URL looks like this:



When you have a Vanity URL such as http://www.facebook.com/merwyn.noronha (that’s my Facebook profile), it is unique and stands you out in the crowd. When you search Google as Merwyn Noronha, the URL http://www.facebook.com/merwyn.noronha is ranked high than for the default URL http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1354393402&ref=ffa. Secondly, Vanity URL helps to easily access your profile by just prefixing your username after facebook.com URL.

It hardly takes time to create a Vanity URL for your Facebook Account provided it is not being used by someone else.

To create a Vanity URL,  just follow the steps as explained below:

1. Login to your Facebook Account and click on the tab on the top right as Account Settings as in below screenshot:

facebook vanity url setting

2. You will be directed to this Screen. In account settings page, Click on the Edit button for username option in order to create a Vanity URL for your Facebook Account.

facebook vanity url setting 2

3. Now it will ask you for your new Facebook Username.

facebook vanity username checker

4. Once you are done with entering your Username, click on Check Availability And if that user name is available, it would ask you confirm the same and then it would show you your new Facebook Vanity URL.

Note: You can change the URL only once, so think twice before creating a new Facebook URL as you would have to stay with it forever.

About Merwyn Noronha

Merwyn Noronha - Software Test Engineer by profession. He believes in sharing his knowledge by writing articles on new technology and science. He also enjoys fitness training, swimming, hanging out with friends and listening music. If you'd like to connect with him, you can connect on Facebook or Google+.


  1. Thank you for posting this article, it is very helpful. I’ve just set up a vanity username for my page, pretty awesome!

  2. I want to start a new facebook using an email address and not a phone number .. how can I do that

    • @Marie Kimble You can create Facebook Account using Email ID, when you will go to Facebook registration page, you can enter Email ID while creating.

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