A Facebook page is a public profile that is created for businesses, brands, celebrities, causes, and other organizations. Pages gain fans meaning Facebook users that like a Facebook page. There is no limit for the number of a Facebook page fans.
Page’s owners have the ability to share their stories and connect with fans who like the page. Similar to personal profiles and Facebook groups, pages can be customized with stories, events and other options. People who like or follow a Page and become its fan can get updates in News Feed.
How to create a Facebook page?
Anyone on Facebook can create a page. In order to create a Page for your business or brand follow the steps below.
- Go to Facebook.com/pages/create.
- Click to choose a Page type.
There are two types available for creating a Facebook page which are Business or Brand and Community or Public Figure. Choose the type that fits your purpose best.
- Login to your account.
Login to your Facebook account and then enter the information asked.
- Follow the on-screen instruction
Click Get Started and follow the appeared instructions step by step.
You can also create your page through the Facebook app on your devices. You need to tap on the three line menu icon and choose to go to pages section. There you can tap on create pages and fill the required information in to complete your request.
How to unpublish a Facebook page?
You can unpublish your page if you are the admin of page at any time. Unpublished Pages are only visible to the people who manage the Page. You can hide your page from public and also fans in case you unpublish it. In order to do so as an admin follow the steps below.
- Go to the page you want to unpublish from your profile.
- Tap on Settings at the top of the particular Page.
- From General, tap on Page Visibility.
- Select Page unpublished.
- Click Save Changes.
You always can publish your Page back again by following the instructions above and selecting Page published.
How to like or follow a Facebook page?
If you want to support a Page of your favorite brand or business or pages of celebrities to be able to see updates in your News Feed, you should like it by tapping the like icon under the page’s cover photo. Remember that if you like a Facebook Page, you follow it by default and the updates will appear in your news feed.
You can always review the pages you like in the About section of your profile below Likes, there a list of liked pages is available for you.
You can just follow it to only see the updates too by going to the page and tap the follow option.
You can always review the pages you follow in the About section of your profile. There you should scroll down to Friends and click More then Following to go through the pages you follow.
What is a Facebook page username?
Facebook Page’s username will appear below the Page’s name and in the Page’s URL. It can help people to search, share and find the page easier. You can set username for your page after it is created. In order to create a username for your Page follow the steps below.
- Go to the particular page you want to set username for it.
- Click Create Page @Username on the left side of the page screen.
- Enter your desired username.
- If the username is available and not already taken,click Create Username.
How to change a Facebook page’s username?
You can change your page’s username over the time if you feel it is not proper with these simple instruction if you are the page’s admin.
- Log into Facebook on a computer.
- Go to the page you want to change its username.
- Click About on the left.
- Click Edit next to the current username.
- Enter a new username.
- If the username is available, click Create Username.
Considerations of choosing Facebook page’s username
· You can’t have a username that is already being used, username must be unique.
· Username can only contain (A–Z, 0–9) and periods (“.”).
· Your page’s username must be at least 5 characters long.
Facebook page vs Facebook group
Facebook has two features to gain users engagement in Facebook which are Groups and Pages. These two types can have different purposes and audiences. It is up to you to decide to create one or the other or even both of them.
Facebook groups are places for groups of people to share their interests and ideas with different privacy options and features such as membership and post approval. Group members can have group chats, private post and a lot of other possibilities. While Facebook Pages are the public profile of a business or celebrities. Pages provide you with customer and fan interaction. The Page owner like a personal profile owner can post status updates, create events or any other sharing options available on Facebook platform. Facebook Pages can have embedded apps like Google Maps.
Facebook Pages are public and almost there is no privacy limitation setting by the mean the page’s posts, photos and videos are visible to everyone who visits your page. While group privacy can be set. There are Secret, Closed or Open groups available. Secret groups are hidden and members can only join by invitation links by current users in the group. Closed groups content can only be seen by group members. Open groups are totally visible to all Facebook users members or non-members.
Facebook Pages help you to gain your client or fans engagement for any business update or products somehow like a Web page or blog. While groups are good for members communication and idea sharing about different subjects.
Frequent questions and answers about Facebook pages
The answer is yes. Within Facebook Group settings group admins can enable to “allow Pages to request to join as group members.”
According to Facebook help center new Pages may not immediately be able to create a username
Page’s username may be removed because of inactivity.
Pages may be unpublished because of inactivity.
No. By this time it is not possible to change your page into a group on Facebook.
For the number of Facebook pages you can have there is no limitation set by Facebook for now.
If you are a page admin you can set age and country restrictions.
Yes. You are able to create a page for free. However for advertising your page using Facebook ads you might have to pay.
If you are the pages admin and both of the pages have the same physical location address and represent same thing you can merge the through facebook.com/pages/merge.
If you merge two page the fans would be merged however the posts and content on the page that you do not keep would not be added to the merged one.