We are very sure that you are extremely familiar with the social networking website called Facebook. Who doesn’t have a page there, right? Almost every single person does. If you are and user of Facebook, you might have come across a problem called “this page isn’t eligible to have a username“.
Today we are going to help you how to fix this Facebook problem in this article.
What is the importance of a Facebook page username?
Whenever you have a Facebook page username, your page can be easily tagged by the other users on Facebook. In simple words the other people on Facebook will find it easier to search your page on the website directly. Usually the notification ” this page isn’t eligible to have a username” appears when the username you choose has already been taken by someone else.
A lot of facts have to be considered while choosing a username that is eligible. The maximum length of a Facebook username typically is around 50 characters. You can create your own Facebook username by clicking at the top right of any Facebook page and then selecting settings. After that you have to go to the username option and enter your username along with your password and then click on save changes.
In case of setting a Facebook username for a business page, you have to be the admin to do it. Sometimes you might not be able to immediately come up with the username for a new page if Facebook sees that you have been recently creating several new pages. Also when your page is inactive, the username of the page can also be removed.
You have to meet the Facebook terms to create a username for your profile or for your business account.
Why do you get the error message “this page isn’t eligible to have a username”?
These are the possible reasons why you might get the message “this page isn’t eligible to have a username”.
- Your Facebook page is brand new.
- This error might also occur if your page does not have a minimum of 25 likes.
- If you are not an Admin on the page and you are trying to create a username for it, then that error my definitely occur.
- Additionally if someone already has the username that you are wanting to set, then it might display that particular error message.
How to fix “this page isn’t eligible to have a username” problem?
The easiest and the most effortless solution that you can try is to make your friend and admin of that Facebook page for a temporary period of time and ask them to add the username for you. But sometimes this solution only seems to work if your friend is not an Admin of any other Facebook pages.
The next step is to go to the settings button and click the page roles option. You can type the name or Email address of the person that you want to assign the admin rights to in the textbox and assign a new page role option and select them from the list. After that you can click on editor and change to admin and then click on add. The person whom you assign the rights to will receive a notification to let them know of this change.
Additionally you can logout of Facebook and sign in if you have the login details of the person that is the admin of the page. Or else you can send them the instructions to change the username of the page themselves. After logging in you can find the error in the top right menu bar under the option”your pages” and select the page that you want. After that you have to click on about option and then on create page@ username.
After that you can type any user name that you wish for. The bottom line is that every page on Facebook needs to have an unique username. Once your username is accepted, then others can easily find your Facebook page by tagging you. If even after this it shows the same error message double-quotes this page isn’t eligible to have a username”, you can try someone else’s account to do this.
We hope that the article has helped you to solve the Facebook error “this page isn’t eligible to have a username”. This case is different for personal Facebook pages and for business pages. The procedure to set the username for a personal page is much easier than a business page, because business pages have more rules and regulations to follow and requires a proper admin.
You’ll always find multiple tutorials which might not be useful and hence we have tried to provide you the best solution that you can find. So the next time this problem occurs for you, you can definitely try to solve it using these methods.