I was creating a Facebook page for my blog –Maxine Laurel Stories– when I encountered a problem with creating a username for my page. A username will be most helpful for my readers to find my page, and it adds a personal touch to my page. But no matter what I do, Facebook keeps on telling me that my page isn’t eligible to have a username! And mind you, I did try everything –and by everything, I mean EVERYTHING. But nothing seemed to work!
Until I came across the Facebook Help Desk Community. Apparently, I was not the only one having problems with creating a username. Thanks to the people on the thread, I was able to create a username for my page, and it was as easy as pie.
So how do you create a username for your page in case Facebook does not allow you to create one?
Usually this problem arises if you own MORE THAN ONE page and you have probably created a username yourself for the other page. In case you do have more than one (like me), you must add another admin to your page by doing the following:
- Go to Settings, Page Roles, then Assigning a New Page Role.
- Type a (Facebook) name or email address (used for Facebook) of the person you want to be an admin.
- Ask the person you just made an Admin to go to (on his/her browser) About, Create username @username
NOTE: Before assigning someone as an Admin for your page, make sure that that person is someone you trusts. OR why not just create a second Facebook account and add it as an Admin instead.
I do hope this helps you.