Its Saturday June 13th, and you know what that means guys, pick your Facebook username day? Aka Facebook vanity URL day, if you forgot it was today, you better hit the link below and pick the name you would like to be in your new Facebook profile page url quick as its already been going on for hours (since 9pm PST)!
For those that don’t know what this is all about, Facebook have already had several attempts in the past to properly organise the look of their URLs, ie horrible looking ones like: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=xxxxxxxxx&ref=name. This is likely to be the last time Facebook will be thinking about making any changes to its users’ profile page URLs. The downside to this is that users on Facebook will need to race to pick their desired name ie: http://www.facebook.com/yourdesiredname, and that name can be anything you like! Although Facebook’s own staff have already had the first chance to pick their favourites before anyone else, there are definitely plenty more to choose from.
The below are the few rules you will need to adhere to before you head off:
- After you pick your name, you can’t change or transfer it so be wise and keep it short is what we would advise!
- Usernames much be in basic text, at least 5 characters long, and include only alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9), or a period or full stop (”.”).
Here’s the link you need: http://www.facebook.com/username