Nowadays, having your own Facebook profile is extremely important in order to keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues, no matter where you are. Despite being well aware of this and having thought about it several times, however, you have not yet created a Facebook profile , as you have several doubts about how to carry out this operation correctly.
How do you say? This is exactly how things are and is it your intention to remedy them? If so, know that you have landed on the right guide at the right time! In the course of the next few lines, in fact, I will guide you step by step in creating a Facebook profile through the use of the official app of the famous social network for Android and iOS / iPadOS (totally free), or via computer, thus helping you to move the first steps in this virtual world that everyone is talking about.
So, if you want to find out what you need to do to register on Facebook correctly, I suggest you get comfortable, take a few minutes of free time and carefully follow the instructions I am about to give you. I assure you that everything is much simpler than you imagine.
Create Facebook profile
If you are impatient to know how to create a Facebook profile , the first thing you need to know is that it is completely free and that you can succeed not only from smartphones and tablets, but also from computers. In this regard, in the following lines, I tell you what are the steps to be taken on all platforms.
Smartphones and tablets
If your intent is to create a Facebook profile from a smartphone or tablet , know that you can easily do it through the app of this famous social network that can be downloaded for free on Android (also from alternative stores for devices without Google services) and iOS / iPadOS .
To proceed, visit one of the download links I just gave you, press the Install / Get button and, if you are using an Apple device and are prompted, perform the identity verification via Face ID , Touch ID or password of the ID Apple . For more details, please refer to my guide where I explain how to download and install Facebook.
After downloading the Facebook app on your smartphone or tablet, start it by pressing on its icon located on the home screen or in the app menu, press the item Create a new Facebook account and then press the Next button . In the screen that opened, indicate your name and surname in the appropriate text fields, press the Next button , specify your date of birth and press the Next button once again .
Now indicate in the appropriate text field the telephone number you wish to register with, or press the Subscribe link with the e-mail address at the bottom of the screen (if you want to register by providing your e-mail address ). After choosing how to register, click on the Next button and specify your gender: Woman , Man or, if you do not want to specify it, Custom option (in the latter case, you will have to choose the pronoun with which you want to be identified at inside the platform).
Now, press the Next button again and, in the screen that opens, indicate the password with which you want to protect the account (choose a safe one); then press the Next button again , press on Sign up and provide, in the appropriate text field, the confirmation code that Facebook sent you via SMS or e-mail (depending on the method with which you registered). Finally, click on the Confirm button .
At this point, complete your profile by following the instructions on the screen, in order to add a profile photo , a cover photo , etc. and start using your account in all its features, adding, for example, friends, posting photos and videos and interacting with content posted by other users.
How do you say? Not familiar with the functioning of the social network? Don’t worry, refer to my guide where I explain how to use Facebook. In case of further doubts or problems, consult the archive of my guides dedicated to Facebook, to identify the solution to the specific problem you encountered.
To create a Facebook profile you can also easily act from a computer , by connecting to the official website of the social network .
To do this, therefore, use a browser to browse the Internet (for example Google Chrome) and connect to the Facebook home page, in order to create an account. Don’t worry: even in this case, signing up for Facebook is free and very easy too. You just have to provide all the requested data, following the procedure I am about to show you.
Once you see the home page of Facebook , click the button Create new account and thus uses text fields First name, last name, phone number or email address and new password safe, to provide that information. Indicate your date of birth and your gender , choosing one of the available options ( Woman , Man or Custom option ).
Once this is done, click on the Subscribe button that you can find below, then specify the confirmation code in the appropriate text field that you should have received via SMS or e-mail and, in conclusion, click on the Continue button .
Did you successfully complete this operation? Fantastic! You have thus completed the registration of your Facebook profile. Now, refer to the instructions provided by the social network, to modify your profile and enter all the information that represents you, thus helping other people to recognize you.
At the end of the customization, you can start using Facebook, taking advantage of all its features even from your computer. In this regard, if you still do not know the best what are the characteristics of the social network, I invite you to read my tutorial on how Facebook works. Also, if you have any problems or doubts, you can refer to one of the many guides I have written on the subject.
Create a company Facebook profile
If you are wondering how to create a company Facebook profile , you must know that companies that want to register with Facebook do not have to create a profile, but a Facebook page , so that they can use the social network tools suitable for different business models.
It is very important, in fact, to understand the difference between a Facebook page and a profile, as the profile is the personal account created by a person who wants to share his thoughts and moods. The Facebook profile should not be used for commercial purposes, contrary to what it is possible to do through the use of a page. The latter also allows you to obtain an analysis tool for your audience ( Facebook Insight ). Furthermore, Facebook pages can make use of the Facebook Ads advertising platform that allows you to promote the published content for a fee, to reach a wider audience.
Having said that, in the following lines, I will show you in detail how to create a Facebook page from smartphones and tablets, through the Facebook application for Android and iOS / iPadOS and from a computer, through the official website of the social network .
Smartphones and tablets
To create a Facebook page from smartphones and tablets , you must act through the Facebook app for Android (also available on alternative stores, for devices without Google services) or iOS / iPadOS , provided that you have previously registered with social network .
To carry out the operation in question, then start the Facebook app on your device and log in, if the login is not automatic. Now, press the (≡) button , first tap on the Pages menu item and, finally, on the (+) Create option ( top left).
Now, press the Start button , type the name you want to assign to your page in the text field that is shown to you and press the Next button . Select, therefore, the category of the page you want to create using the Search categories text field and continue by pressing the Next button .
Now type the address of the website associated with the page, if any (if not, tap the Skip button at the top right to skip this step), then add a profile image and a cover image , using the appropriate buttons that are shown to you.
Finally, press the Done button to be redirected to the main screen of the Facebook page you just created, so that you can edit it by following the Facebook instructions shown in the Tips screen for your page .
After creating the Facebook page, you can start using it in all its features, including the publication of content, aimed at increasing the “likes”. In this regard, if you have any doubts about its correct use, refer to the tutorials I wrote relating to its operation.
After carrying out these operations, click on the Pages item which is located in the left side menu and click on the (+) Create new page button that you can find on the left.
Now, fill in the Information form on the page , providing the name and category of the page in the appropriate text fields and click on the Create Page button at the bottom left. Scroll the sidebar located on the left, click on the Add profile picture button and upload the profile photo you want to use for the created page and repeat the operation for the cover image as well, by clicking on the Add image button . cover and uploading it. Finally, click on the Save button (bottom left) and that’s it.
Once the page has been created, you can customize it and use it for publishing content, in order to reach the audience of your interest and gain new followers. In this regard, if you do not know how to best use a Facebook page, or if you have doubts about the procedures just explained, refer to my guide in which I explain how to sign up for Facebook as a company and also to the archive of all the guides. that I wrote about the use of Facebook pages.
Create a private Facebook profile
Are you a very private person and particularly privacy-loving, so you wonder how to create a private Facebook profile ? If so, you can easily do this by adjusting your Facebook account options from your smartphone, tablet or computer. I indicate the steps to be taken in the following lines.
Smartphones and tablets
To do this, log into your account and press the (≡) button . Now, go to Settings and Privacy> Settings and refer to the Public and visibility and Permissions sections , to adjust the options you want related to privacy.
For example, in the Audience and visibility section , tap on the Post item and on the words Who can see your future posts? , to make sure that these are only visible to friends . By pressing on the item, How people find and contact you, you can also decide who can send friend requests , who can see your friends list , who can search for you using the e-mail address or phone number you provided and so on.
By tapping on the options described above, you can then select the options All (i.e. anyone on Facebook and outside Facebook), Friends of friends , Friends (only your Facebook friends) and, in some cases, Only me (only you).
Other sections useful for making a Facebook profile private, which have a similar operation to what has just been explained, are those called Profile and adding tags (through which you can decide who can interact with you with your posts) and Followers and public content ( it is used to decide who can follow you and comment on your public posts).
In case of doubts or problems related to the options used to make Facebook profile private, read my guide dedicated to this topic.
If you intend to test your Facebook profile by acting as a computer , you will be happy to know that, to do so, you can connect to the Web version of the social network.
To access the privacy settings, log in to your account, click on the button (▾) (top right) and select the items Settings and privacy> Settings in the opened menu.
Through the Privacy section (which you can reach by clicking on the relevant item in the left sidebar), you can adjust all the options related to your profile ( Who can see your future posts , Who can send you friend requests , etc.), while by clicking on the Profile item and adding tags, you can customize the privacy of your Facebook profile and the tags published on it.
In case of doubts or problems, refer to the indications provided in the previous chapter , as the privacy customization options are the same that you can find in the Facebook app for Android and iOS / iPadOS .