Facebook not only lets you communicate with the world but it gives you an opportunity for your brand to speak. If you are into any sort of business, you must be familiar with the prominence of a Facebook page. It gives your brand a huge audience to target with minimal efforts.

Having said that, Facebook pages have their own share of issues and if you manage one, you must have faced this error message “Username Isn’t Available. This Page isn’t eligible to have a username.”

How To FIX: This page isn’t eligible to have a username on Facebook
How To FIX: This page isn’t eligible to have a username on Facebook

Why isn’t my Facebook page eligible to have a username?

According to Facebook the new page may not immediately be able to create a username. To be able to create a username the page must meet two requirements.

It must have at least 24-page likes and have at least one post. Once you have met the requirements, try to create a user name for your page. If the requirements are not met you will most likely see the This page isn’t eligible to have a username error.

The ‘this Page isn’t eligible to have a username‘ error can be resolved by assigning an alternate account as admin and then making the necessary changes.

  1. If your Facebook page is new and doesn’t have a minimum of 25 likes.
  2. You need to be the Admin of the page to create the username.
  3. You may also need to verify your Facebook page in order to create a username.
  4. Your personal FB account needs to be verified.

Steps to Create A Facebook Page Username

If you are an admin of a Facebook page, you need to follow the given steps to create a username:

  1. On the left side of your page, click on Create Page @Username.
  2. Enter a username and if it is available, click on ‘Create Username’.

How to fix this page isn’t eligible to have a username?

Use an alternate Facebook account

The simplest solution for this issue is to make your friend or your own alternate account as an admin of the page and then try to create a custom URL. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Open Facebook and log in with your main account.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Open Page Roles.
  4. In the text box under Assign a new Page role, enter the name or email of the person who wants to add as an admin.
  5. Select the profile from the list.
  6. Click on the Editor option and change it to Admin.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Now login with the account of the person who you made the admin.
  9. Click the arrow icon on the top-right corner and select the Manage Pages option.
  10. Select the page that you want to manage.
  11. Click on About.
  12. Select Create a page @username
  13. Enter the username that you want to assign to your page
  14. Click Create a username.
  • Seeing the error This page isn’t eligible to have a username can be confusing, but this guide will surely help.
  • To fix this issue, simply create a new Facebook account, set it as an administrator for your page, and change the username.
  • If you’re interested in exploring this topic further, don’t hesitate to visit our detailed Web & Cloud section.
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How To FIX: This page isn’t eligible to have a username on Facebook
How To FIX: This page isn’t eligible to have a username on Facebook

How do I fix this Facebook page isn't eligible to have a username?

The simplest solution for this issue is to make your friend or your own alternate account as an admin of the page and then try to create a custom URL. Here’s how to do it.

Why is my page not eligible for a username?

There are different reasons why you are facing the not eligible to create a username error for your Facebook page. 

The username you want has already been taken by another user. Your username is either too short or too long. If you need to create a username for your Facebook page, it should have at least 25-page likes

Why does my Facebook page say not eligible for a username?

Here are the cause of this error and solution

  • The fan page must already have at least 25 Likes
  • You must not have created more than one fan page lately.
  • Your personal Facebook account needs to be verified.
  • Your personal profile must not be newly created.

How do I add a username to my Facebook page?

How do I create a username for my Facebook Page?

  1. Tap Pages or Your [number] Pages.
  2. Go to your Page.
  3. Tap Create Page @username below your Page’s cover photo.
  4. Enter a username.
  5. If the username is available, tap Create Username.