Feb 172009

How to find your facebook url.


Big changes at Facebook so for the quick way: Please go to the updated post



The written instructions for how to find your facebook url and please understand that URL means unique resource locator which is a fancy way of saying web address starting http://www.etc or just www.etc.

A SHORT VIDEO is available if its easier that way so just click the tutorial image at the foot of the page.

Log in: Log into your Facebook account.
Click Profile: Click on Profile on the top Blue Bar.
Scroll down and find the Create a Profile Badge text towards the bottom and on the left side.
Don’t worry that you may not want a facebook badge, we are just using this method to “get your facebook url” code.
Click the create a profile badge link >>>> Select the CHOOSE WHERE TO ADD >> OTHER.
It may not ask that question if you do not have any other blogs so just click into the text box.
Click and copy the code from where it says 1. Copy the code below >>> Paste that code into a txt document and it should look something like this.
<!– Facebook Badge START –><a href=”http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Nettleton/1324290959″ target=”_TOP” BLAH BLAH BLAH etc etc etc On and On and On right up to: Make your own badge!”>Create Your Badge</a><!– Facebook Badge END –>
To take out your Facebook URL aim your mouse and select the bit that goes in between HERE starting http etc—->http://en-gb.facebook.com/TheInfoChief<—- and HERE which might be numbers (like above) or as in the example here just a name but in either event it’s all the detail between the “quotes”.
Take out the code between the quotes as that is your facebook url. Paste it into the address bar of a new browser tab, click go and that should take you to your Facebook home page. If it’s correct then – Save it.

Examine the code and you might see some language code like this http://en-gb.facebook.com/TheInfoChief.

Make your code look nicer and edit it to www. in place of the language code so that it goes like this – “http://www.facebook.com/TheInfoChief”.
Take away the http:// and the “quotes” that you do not need so, starting just with www. paste your code in a new browser tab. If it takes you to your facebook page then save it as that’s the one you want to use for your Facebook URL.
(You can use the http:// prefix if you want or just the www. and either way it works.)

I just wrote a new post as there is a much easier method now http://www.theinfochief.com/4431/what-is-my-facebook-url
Please leave me a comment if you found this useful or drop me a line if you need anything more. Cheers!

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  14. Hi Lori, I will write to you and try to resolve this. Strange that when I put in http://www.facebook.com/TheInfoChief it works.
    Have you tried opening up on your privacy settings.

  15. I have my username, but it does not work in the address bar… it reverts to the main FB log in screen.The Fan Page is supposed to be open to the public.

  16. It should do but your man has to sign in to Facebook to go any further than that.

  17. Hi Darryl, sometimes I have this problem and I think it might be something to do with your browser cache. Try clearing the cache and or restarting your machine.
    If your contact is hitting that URL for the first time he/she should not have the same problem.

  18. Question – If I write the code for a webpage and include the code for the Facebook Badge, will clicking that badge lead the recipient to my Facebook page? I don’t mind spending 15 minutes writing code for a simple short webpage that only does one thing if that’s what it takes to give this man access to my Facebook page.

  19. This is so aggravating. The URL Facebook gave me led to “this content is not available at this time.” The URL obtained from the Create Facebook Badge led to the same message. Copying the URL from the address bar is a waste of time. It leads to the Facebook login page. How do I get my URL so I can pass it to another person that I’ve been conversing with for a while now?

  20. Hi Alexandria

    You may not be able to reset your name exactly as Arte-Pennolino-Designs-LLC because that name is already associated with you and your account and already has the / numbers that you do not want BUT maybe you could you change your name to something near to it like Arte-Pennolino-Designs ??

    Your account >>> HOME >> ACCOUNT >> ACCOUNT SETTINGS >> ENTER DESIRED USERNAME >>facebook.com/Arte-Pennolino-Designs

    or ArtePennolinoDesignsLLC or maybe use underscores Arte_ etc.

    Any good?



  21. Good Afternoon,
    Thank you for the help in obtaining my URL, now I am trying to make it look “nicer” and it’s not working for me. I listed the URL address that I grabbed out of the badge section by following the directions listed above.


    Please advise as to how I can get it to look nicer. I would like it to be listed like http://www.facebook.com/Arte-Pennolino-Designs-LLC

    Please help if possible. Thanks so much!!

    Have a great day!!


  22. your help me for i can sending request friends okay…thank you very much!!!

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  26. Hi John, THANK YOU SO MUCH, all of my facebook pages are ready to roll for my customers.Thanks again, have a good day.

    http://www.prestigeservicesolutions.wordpress.com is my business website, visit my “contact page” on how you helped me :-)

  27. Hi Prestige, I cannot follow the link you have provided and neither can I find you when I log into Facebook and search for your business name. How did you get that link, did you use the facebook badge method? It should be more like http://www.facebook.com/prestige-service-solutions just like mine is http://www.facebook.com/TheInfoChief. So I would suggest please, that you recheck the method as the link seems incorrect. I cannot be more helpful than that right now but please feel free to write again

    Regards John

  28. thenks for you frined meraj

  29. http://www.facebook.com/search.php#!/pages/Prestige-Service-Solutions/211060162266846

    Hi Admin, I want my people to go to my facebook business page Prestige Service Solutions to see my services offered and like my page, I cant pull it up, can you check that for me, my facebook business page is Prestige Service Solutions

  30. Hi Prestige, don’t know why but if you send me your link perhaps I could check it. I haven’t tested getting the url out of business pages but cannot see that it should be different.

  31. Hi I have a facebook business page and I cannot enter my page for customers to like my page, how come its not pulling up when they click on the link

  32. Hello, a few days ago I received a notification/suggestion to create my Facebook.com/username URL, but closed the window becose I did not have time and wanted to investigate that possibility at a later time.

  33. I can only say that the url you have given is not correct:

    :if you have set a username, then your facebook url will be listed under your “info” so click on Profile on the top right and then “info” on the left under your image and wall = info. Scroll down to your contact info and if you have set it, your user name  url is the one that starts http: and so on…

    Regards John

  34. When I copy and paste or type my facebook URL in the address box, it brings up a page that says “this content is currently unavailable” – content not found. How do I get my URL to work?
    It’s http://www.facebook.com/Danny.Scotiabankmortgage.com

  35. Thank you so much! What excellent service!!


  36. Very helpful! Thank you so much.

  37. Hi Ron, I have a user name as in facebook dot com / username but it’s not really a fan page and I haven’t studied what you are describing. Facebook fan pages is something I would like to be able to understand but so much about Facebook seems very vague to me but maybe it’s just about spending the time. Sorry I can’t give you anymore info but Artificial fans – Wow, I am such an innocent!

  38. Have you heard of Facebook taking away your facebook.com/username page if your fans dip below 25? I have a business that needs a fan page, but the business won’t get started until October. I want to lock in a facebook username and I can get 25+ “artificial” fans from an outsourcing site. But in all likelihood, once they get paid their 10 cents, they’ll “unlike” my business page. Is there a risk that Facebook would then take my username page away? thx

  39. In response to Dianne, I will see if I can find out and let you know.



  40. Oh wow! Thanks for your quick response. I tried asking Facebook but they said that they do NOT reply to any help problems. Thanks a lot Facebook! Yes, that’s exactly what I am talking about. When typing in my business facebook address, it points to that person’s personal Facebook for you to log into your account BEFORE seeing my business FB page. Whereas my colleagues like http://www.facebook.com/todaysvisionoakcliff will directly point to their page without you having to log into your own personal fb acct. So any ideas why??
    Thanks for your help,

  41. Hi Kashif, you should be able to change it:

    Go to your account >>> HOME >> ACCOUNT >> ACCOUNT SETTINGS >> ENTER DESIRED USERNAME >>facebook.com/desiredusername

    As long as your name is available you should be able to select it and use it as a signature.



  42. Hi my Code look like this “http://www.facebook.com/people/Kashif-Rana/675138839” it works and go on to my profile but i want it to change it to http://www.facebook.com/KashifRana
    Please tell me how can i edit this.
    Kashif Rana

  43. In response to Dianne, when I type in facebook (dot).com/theinfochief it takes me to my home page so I am not sure why your’s might be different so I would suggest that you ask facebook if they can tell you.

  44. OK, not quite sure why you put that comment here but thanks.

  45. Hi I am having a lot of problem with my facebook business page URL. Just recently something happened and now one cannot type in my facebook business page URL WITHOUT having to log into one’s own facebook account. It’s frustrating because I am marketing my page URL address so my patients can find my business page easily and not that’s not the case anymore. It was not like this before. I thought it might be privacy setting but did not even find any privacy settings for the business page (just my personal fb acct). Can you please help me or direct me to who can? http://www.facebook.com/todaysvisionpearland
    Thank you in advanced for all your help.

  46. If Any one want to deactivate facebook account permanently click the below link


    By clicking this link your facebook account will be deleted permenetly with in 12days , And also chooose is avalible to re-activat when the message is to the ur mail…

  47. Regarding your comment Nicole – I’m sorry but you need to deactivate what exactly?

  48. On my facebook account i need to deactivie it how can i do that

  49. Hi Phil. Yes, if you have a name and not numbers it is just facebook.com/your-name. Not everyone has got it set up that way yet.

  50. i wanna know how to gt my URL?

  51. Right click on your “profile” tab while in facebook, then left click the” properties” tab, you will see it there

  52. Thanks a million. This is just what I needed after trying to find the answer thru the facebook “help” option and not getting any.

  53. thanks bro plz visit my website and like us.

  54. Really thanx from the botom of my heart. It really help me a lot.

  55. Thank you so much. Finally I got it thank to you.

  56. Very helpful! Thank you so much!

  57. yes yu helped lots…..

  58. thanks u are a star i will sk mo qstns

  59. http://www.facebook.com/username. I typo’d. Maybe it’s not that simple afterall. lol

  60. www,facebook.com/username – it’s that simple. ;]

  61. Thanks this site helped me with what I needed to do. :)

  62. I find Facebook incredibly frustrating. The user interface is horrible. Based on what I see on the discussion boards, I’m not alone.

  63. Thanks for your comments Joan, I completely agree with you that these simple things should not be so difficult that you have to Google the answer from a third party, I have to do the same myself and it’s such a wast of time and effort.

  64. Thank you sir.. i really cant found my url on my f.b. account but from this info its easy to me seen my url.


  66. this site is very good

  67. ; took a while

    felt like a 9 qo 5


  68. Thanks for the comment part 1. Re: part 2 of your comment – I think anyone making any kind of comment or “Like” has to login to their own account so sorry, if there is a way then I do not know how.

  69. Sorry but I do not know what you mean! Please leave me another question and I will do my best.

  70. Your post is informative and I followed it OK.

    How do I setup facebook URL like
    http://domain.com/Name so that it goes straight to the Wall
    without requiring the user to login.

  71. please clear URL for my facebook.

  72. No worries Brett, if you ever need any help with the wine tasting just let me know.

  73. Thank for helpful clear advice!

  74. I love you, you’re wonderful!

  75. Don’t know why facebook hide it, maybe they want us to use their facebook badges.

  76. Thank you
    I found your instructions very easy to follow
    I just wonder why facebook make it so complicated

  77. Worked for me :) thank you!! i’m a happy camper :)

  78. I tried your method and did not have nay success. I am taken to the Facebook login page when I include the number and page not found when I omit the numbers. Here’s the URL: Removed by Admin. I THINK YOU MIGHT FIND THAT IS CORRECT – IF IT,S YOUR ACCOUNT YOU COULD LOG IN BUT IF IT’S SOMEONE ARRIVING BECAUSE YOU GAVE THEM THE URL, THEY CANNOT!

  79. doesnt work for me. tried reading through the tutorial and the video.

    Admin: Sorry you didn’t get is, but as the video & instructions say just copy your url from between the “< <>>” inverted commas and that is your url. I don’t know how to make it more clear. Look for the code starting with http etc.

  80. Thanks for explaining this in such a simple and easy-to-understand style..

  81. Thanks. for your kindly help. I have created my first Like Box for my website.

    Keshava Technology Inc

  82. Works wonderfully well. Thanks and cheers!

  83. Wish I had found this 2 hours ago!! Great help. Thank you!

  84. Thank you for this. I’ve been trying to figure it out for a while. You’d think they’d want it to be easy, considering how happy they are to share all of our information anyway. :-)

  85. Thank you! This was ***very*** helpful!!! Saved me time!


  86. thank you!

  87. Thank you!! Clear, helpful directions.

  88. Todah Rabah (Thank You Very Much) – Easy to follow directions.

  89. Sorry about that, if you had left me a contact address
    I might have been able to help.

  90. i dont get it. ugh……

  91. Im computer handicapped, took me a few minutes even with your directions but without them LORD HELP me i would have just been furious. Thanks!!

  92. Worked perfectly. Thank you. Been trying to figure this out for a while.


  93. WOW!! Lots of help! Thanks! :)

  94. Thanks! It’s useful and has helped me to add a FB link to my blogs. Have a great day :)

  95. That was TOTALLY AWESOME ~ THANK You

  96. Thank you so much..! You are a good tuitor. ;))

  97. Thanks for taking the time to share how to do this with us newer to Facebook. I fouind out how to hide my game applications earlier at another website. Figure by the time I get so I can use it for networking, they will start charging a few. Ha.

    Thanks again!

  98. Thank you for the short video you created for us.

    It is extremely helpful!

  99. Hi Scott, you should be able to change it:
    Go to your account >>> HOME >> ACCOUNT >> ACCOUNT SETTINGS >> ENTER DESIRED USERNAME >>facebook.com/desiredusername

    As long as your name is available you should be able to select it and use it as a signature.

  100. Can you tell from my url if I have set up a username that is indeded making this my url or can I change my url to something simpler and better like http://www.facebook.com/ScottNicholsAthensGA that I can put in my email signatures? Thanks.

  101. thanx bro … it’s so easy …

  102. Thanks for posting this info! It solved my problem.

  103. Thanks for your comments Joan, I completely agree with you that these simple things should not be so difficult that you have to Google the answer from a third party, I have to do the same myself and it’s such a wast of time and effort. Regards admin.

  104. I was searching around tonight for my profile URL and couldn’t find it. Googled it and landed here. Thanks for helping with this.

    I find Facebook incredibly frustrating. The user interface is horrible. Based on what I see on the discussion boards, I’m not alone.

  105. Hi Deb, I sent you the answer above by private mail as you cannot read it on your browser. STRANGE YOU HAVE A BANNER IN THE WAY, WE DON’T HAVE ANY POP UPS. I am interested to know of issues with browsers and how they display, I check my stuff on Flock, Firefox and IE but I guess it could also be affected by the way that users set up their own PCs. Regards Admin

  106. tried to read this answer, but there’s a banner ad in the way that won’t go away… very frustrating.

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