Are you a hardcore Facebooker? Wouldn’t it be really cool if you could just give someone your facebook URL to add you as a friend, instead of them having to search for your profile by your name using the facebook search?
For instance, when someone wants to follow me in twitter, I can just easily tell them my username (a.k.a twitter handle -@saadkamal) or give them the link – http://www.twitter.com/saadkamal.
However for facebook there is no easy way to do it. But the good news is facebook recently announced that they will be launching a system soon whereby every facebook user will be able to associate an unique user name with their profile. So from then onwards, your profile can be accessd from a unique profile URL in the following format – http://www.facebook.com/username.
How to Setup Your Facebook Username
Well unfortunately you won’t be able to do it just yet! Facebook announced that starting from Saturday, June 13th, this new feature will be activated for all Facebook profiles and Fan Pages.
To claim your username (and thus your facebook profile url), all you need to do is just visit Facebook.com/username. On this page, you will be offered instructions on how to choose a URL or create your own. These new facebook profile URLs can only include numbers, letters, and periods – no hypens or underscores. Currently the page displays a countdown of this feature to go live.
Note: You cannot change your username once you have selected it, so be extra careful!