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How to change your Facebook address

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Have you associated an email address with your Facebook account that you no longer use and would like to understand how to change it? When you registered on Facebook, did you use a funny and / or bizarre username and now you are ashamed to give your profile address to friends and colleagues who ask for it? Would you like to change the address of your page or a group you manage on Facebook but you don’t know how to do it? I would say then that you have landed on the right guide, at the right time!

If you allow me a few minutes of your precious free time, in fact, I can explain to you, in a simple but not for this little detailed way, how to change your Facebook address . I already anticipate that, to succeed, you will not have to do anything particularly complex. This is a function provided by the social network itself and a handful of clicks or taps are enough to complete everything.

Still don’t believe it? Well, try to follow the instructions on what to do that you find in the next steps and then we’ll talk about it. So get yourself comfortable and immediately start concentrating on reading the instructions below. I am sure that, in the end, you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied with what you have learned, as well as, of course, that you have finally succeeded in your intent.

How to change your Facebook email address

If what you are interested in doing is to change your email address on Facebook , the indications you must follow are the ones you find below. The operation is feasible both from smartphones and tablets and from computers and, as I told you at the beginning of the guide, it is very simple.

Smartphones and tablets

To change the email address on Facebook  using a  smartphone or tablet  (i.e. using the social network app for Android  or for iOS / iPadOS ), the first move you need to make is to take your device, unlock it, access the home screen and touch the icon of the social network application (the one with the blue background and the white “f” ). If necessary, log in to your account as well.

Now that you see the main application screen, tap on the button with the three horizontal lines located on the right, expand the Settings and privacy menu  and tap on the Settings item .

Then, touch the words Personal information , press on the E-mail address item , tap the Add e-mail address link and type in the field below the item Add another e-mail address the email address you want to use, then enter the password of your Facebook account in the dedicated field and press the Add e-mail button .

Then, confirm the new e-mail address just added, opening the message that was sent to you by Facebook by email, taking note of the confirmation code inside it, typing it in the appropriate field displayed on the smartphone screen or on the tablet and then pressing the Confirm button .

After doing this, go back to the Settings and privacy section > Settings> Personal information> E-mail address of the social network app, tap on the main E-mail item , select the newly added e-mail account and press on the Save button .

Then proceed with the removal of the previous email address, going once again to the Settings and privacy> Settings> Personal information> Email address of the Facebook app, tapping the Remove item that you find in its correspondence and confirming the execution of the operation, using the Remove e-mail button .

If you feel you need more details about the practices described in this chapter, you can refer to my tutorial focused specifically on how to change your Facebook email.

Computer

Change Facebook email address from the web

If you are interested in understanding how to change your email address on Facebook from a computer , the first move you need to make is to open the browser you usually use to surf the Net (eg Chrome ) and go to the Facebook home page . If you use the Facebook application for Windows 10 , start it by selecting the relevant link in the Start menu .

Subsequently, in both cases, log in to your account on the social network (if necessary) and, when you view the Facebook home, click on the down arrow symbol located at the top right. Then select the Settings item from the menu that opens.

On the next screen, make sure that the General item is selected in the menu on the left (otherwise you can do it yourself), then click on the Edit link located under the heading Contact information , which you find on the right.

Then, select the link Add another e-mail address or mobile number , type the new e-mail address you want to associate with Facebook in the appropriate field) in the box that appeared on the screen) and press the Add button .

Then wait for the confirmation email of the email account that was sent to you, open it and click on the Confirm button inside it, to ensure that the requested changes are actually applied.

At this point, go ahead and remove the previous e-mail address by clicking on the Remove link next to it and then pressing the Save changes button .

How to change your Facebook account address

Change Facebook account address from computer

Are you interested in understanding how to change your Facebook account address ? As I told you at the beginning of the guide, this can also be done. The operation, however, is only feasible from a computer , to be precise using the Web version of the social network.

Having said that, to change the Facebook address of the account, after logging in to the service from the browser , click on the down arrow symbol that you find in the upper right part of the social network home and select the item Settings from the menu that opens.

In the new screen displayed, check that it is selected the General item in the menu on the left (otherwise you can do it yourself), then click on the Edit link that you find next to the word Username and type the new address you want to use, in the appropriate field. If the address entered is available, you will see a green check mark appear , while in case of failure you will be shown a red “x” and you will have to worry about changing it.

Once the address has been set, press the Save changes button to confirm and apply the changes; later, the complete address will consist of the Facebook URL followed by the username chosen for your profile (e.g. facebook.com/NameSurname )

Please note that usernames can only contain alphanumeric characters and periods and must comply with Facebook’s terms of use . Furthermore, usernames cannot contain generic terms or extensions and must not impersonate other people. Also, they must be at least 5 characters long.

Also note that periods and capital letters cannot be used to create address differences. For more details, you can refer to the guidelines officially made available by the social network.

How to change Facebook page address

Now let’s see how to proceed in order to change the address of a Facebook page . This, of course, is feasible only and exclusively if you are the manager of the reference page. For all the details of the case, please continue reading: you will find explained how to proceed, both on smartphones and tablets and from computers , right below.

Smartphones and tablets

Change Facebook page address from smartphone

To change the Facebook address , to be precise that of a page, acting from a smartphone or tablet , the first thing you need to do, after starting the social network app, is to press the button with the three lines in horizontal on the right, select the item Pages from the new screen displayed and then the name of your page .

Then, tap on the Edit Page button at the top, select the word Title of the Page , press on the name of your page that you find in the new screen and type the address you want to use, in the appropriate field. If the address you typed is available, a green check mark will be shown in its correspondence , otherwise a red “x” will appear  and you will have to change it.

After setting a correct address, click on the Create username button to apply it. Subsequently, the complete address of your page will consist of the Facebook URL followed by the username you have just chosen (eg facebook.com/NomePagina ).

I point out that, for the names of Facebook pages, the guidelines to be taken into consideration are practically the same as those provided for the profiles, so you can refer to the information I gave you in the previous step .

Computer

Change Facebook page address from computer

If you want to change the address of a Facebook page from your computer , what you have to do, after logging in to the social network from the browser or after starting the Facebook application for Windows 10 , is to select the item Pages from the toolbar that find on the left side of the home and then click on the name of the page of your interest.

In the screen related to your page that is now shown to you, click on the item Other , in order to expand the menu on the left, then select the item Information and click on the Edit link placed in correspondence with the item Username , in the box on the right. Then type the new address you want to assign to your page in the appropriate field in the box you see appear on the screen. If the address you typed is available, you will see a green check mark appear in its correspondence ; otherwise, a red “x” will appear  and you will need to change it.

Once you have chosen a correct address, click the Create Username button to save and apply the changes. Subsequently, the complete address will consist of the Facebook URL followed by the username chosen for your page (eg facebook.com/NomePagina ).

How to change Facebook group address

Change Facebook group address from computer

In conclusion, it seems only right to show you how to change the address of a group on Facebook . This is feasible only and exclusively from a  computer , through the Web version of the social network. Also note that to do this, you must be an administrator of the group in question.

That said, the first step you need to take to change the Facebook address of a group, after logging in to the social network from the browser , is to select the Groups item on the left side of the home page and then the name of the group that manage from the appropriate menu, always located on the left.

Now that the page relating to the group is displayed, click on the More button located under the cover image, select the Change settings of the group item from the menu that appears and click on the Change address button , which you find in correspondence with the wording Web address .

Then type the address you want to assign to your group in the appropriate field, then click on the Customize address button , in order to confirm and apply the changes. If the address you have chosen is not available, you will see a specific notification appear and you will be invited to change it.

Subsequently, the complete address of the group will consist of the Facebook URL followed by the name chosen for the group (eg facebook.com/NomeGruppo ).

Note that when a group has more than 5000 members, it is no longer possible to customize its address. Furthermore, as regards the choice of the address, the same guidelines that I described in the chapter dedicated to profiles apply .