How can I get a Facebook username that is taken?

What do you do when a Facebook username is taken?

When Facebook says the username is taken, there are also two possibilities. To discover which – and to skip to the appropriate next section – try to type it in. Just go to and see what comes up. Either you will visit a page, or you will be taken to a “this page doesn’t exist” page.

Can you claim a Facebook username?

Unlike the Facebook page name, usernames can only apply to one Facebook page or profile. So if the page you are after is already taken, you have to try something else (the next section should help you with this).

How long before a Facebook username becomes available?

It’s said to be 14 days. Some usernames will never be made available again because the Business Page or personal profile broke Facebook’s ToS. Facebook will change their mind on their policy whenever they feel like it.

How do I see if a Facebook name is available?

Click the Check Availability button. Facebook may take a minute or so to check the availability of the name. If you see a message that your name is available, click the Confirm button to claim that name.

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How do I claim an unused Facebook page?

How to Claim a Facebook Page (That Isn’t Yours)

  1. 1) Go to the place page that you wish to claim and click on the settings drop down beside the message button. …
  2. 2) Once “Is this your business?” is clicked a pop-up will show asking if you are the official representative of the company/page.

What words are not allowed on Facebook username?

There are several things that you cannot include in your name. Symbols, numbers, unusual capitalization, repeating characters or punctuation are not allowed. You also cannot include professional titles, nicknames in the place of a middle name, or offensive or suggestive content.

Why does Facebook say you are not eligible to create a username?

Cause of error and solution

The fanpage must already have at least 25 Likes. You must not have created more than one fanpage lately. Your personal Facebook account needs to be verified. Your personal profile must not be newly created.

What happens to old Facebook usernames?

When you change your username, the old one still appears as unavailable to everyone else. As far as you yourself are concerned, you can only change your username once.

Can I use the username of a deleted Facebook account?

Yes, deleting a Facebook profile as well as changing a profile’s username makes that username available again for use.

What does username not available mean?

So that means,someone else once used to have that user but had their account deleted,so the username can’t be used.

What usernames are available on Facebook?

What are the guidelines around creating a custom username or screen name on Facebook?

  • You can only have one username for your Page or profile, and you can’t have a username that is already being used.
  • Usernames can only contain alphanumeric characters (A–Z, 0–9) and periods (“.”).
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