Vanity URL
May 14th, 2014 by Xarah

How To Get Your Facebook Vanity URL

how to get your facebook vanity urlIf you have a Fanpage on Facebook – and if you have any kind of business, something to sell… you really should get one
a Fanpage on Facebook (it’s easy to do or hire me *hint hint* – you want to have a short URL, almost like a

You certainly don’t want a fanpage-link that looks like this:

You want it to look like this:

It’s called a Vanity URL or short URL. It’s easier to remember and way more pretty than a bunch of numbers.

Get your Vanity URL

This is how you do it:

Once your page is “LIKE”d 25 times, then you may go to:

It’s possible though that you don’t need 25 likes anymore. It changes all the time. So even if you just created your Fanpage, go here and see if Facebook lets you already pick your short URL.

2. Then select your page which you would like to have your vanity URL for.
Providing you have not already selected a Vanity URL previously, then you will have a box where you can type your Vanity Name.


You may only select your Vanity ONCE!

I have just check on mine. Some I can change and others I can’t. So maybe within one year (maybe somebody can confirm?) you can only change it once.
In other words, if there is a box, you can change it. If not you can’t *s*.

Do not select an undesirable name.  Do not spell it incorrectly unless that is what you are aiming for.  You can ONLY DO THIS ONCE!

3. Pick your Vanity URL, your name or what is your Fanpage about. Be careful with using company names.

Enjoy your new short link to your Facebook page!

4. While you are at it, visit my Page (well, one of mine) and like it 🙂 then send me a message when you have gotten your Vanity URL so I can visit and
like yours, too.

Hope this tip was helpful.

I will write about a way to get more likes, targeted likes to your fanpage. So watch this space!

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Leave a comment below when you like this tip about Facebook Fanpage Vanity URL.


4 Responses  
  • Xarah writes:
    May 23rd, 201410:37 amat

    This feature seems to be available now for everybody who creates a Fanpage on Facebook. So, this is mainly only helpful for people who have an older Fanpage. I went and changed the Vanity URL of some old ones.

    Glad this article was helpful for you.

  • Linda Basta writes:
    May 17th, 201412:13 amat

    i already knew this information,but this is a very nice post with very clear information.
    Thanks for sharing. i think a lot of people will benefit.
    BTW- i got here from your mood post on skype…just so you know what’s working. (-: I’m also in the blog room with you.
    God’s continued blessings to you,

    Skype ID lindabasta

  • Alecia Stringer writes:
    May 14th, 20147:48 pmat

    For sure, definitely necessary and helps! Great tips.

  • Catherine White writes:
    May 14th, 20146:41 pmat

    Good information. Many people may not have known where to find this information as Facebook can be quite overwhelming. Thanks for sharing it. I agree it is very important to get that vanity url set up and much easier for customers or future prospects to remember.

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