Have you tried to rename your Facebook Page; however, you’re over the 200 fan limit? If you find yourself in this situation, don’t panic or create a new Facebook Page just yet. Instead, here’s a shortcut using the suggest an edit feature on Facebook.
We’re going to walk you through renaming your Facebook Page using the suggest an edit feature, which should help save you time when you need to rename your Facebook Page.
Once you reached 200 fans on your Facebook Page or you have changed your Facebook Page name one time, you no longer have the ability to rename your Facebook Page.
This isn’t so bad unless you are going through a rebranding or you’ve spelled your business name incorrectly. If you’re in this situation, you are essentially stuck with the name you chose when you launched your Facebook Page.
Fortunately, you can fix this issue and rename your Facebook Page with the help of suggest an edit on Facebook.
Instead of creating a new Facebook Page, you can rename your Facebook Page with the help of the suggest an edit feature on Facebook.
This feature also comes in handy because you can retain your Facebook vanity URL, keep your fans, and all of the content you have shared on your Facebook Page.
To use this feature, here are a few things to know when renaming your page.
- Make sure the category of your Facebook Page is set to local business
- Gather 15-20 of your friends or fans
- Tell them what you want to rename your Facebook Page to
- Have them enter it in the page name in the suggest an edit area on your Facebook Page
Seems simple, right?
Now that you’ve done the preliminary work, here are the instructions you need to use suggest an edit to rename a Facebook Page.
Note: Be sure you follow these exact instructions. Otherwise, it may not work for your page.
If you are concerned about changing the category on your page, you can always change that part back.
Suggest an edit on Facebook to rename a Facebook Page
Step 1: Have your friends or fans visit your Facebook Page
Step 2: Click on “suggest an edit”
If you’re not sure you want to suggest an edit, here is an overview on what happens when you suggest an edit on a Facebook Page.
You will need at least 15 or so people to suggest an edit to your Facebook Page.
Also, you cannot suggest an edit on your own Facebook Page. Only your friends and fans can make suggestions.
Step 3: Suggesting an edit on your Facebook Page
When people go to suggest an edit, they will see the following box.
In the name field, have them enter in the name you want to rename your Facebook Page to.
Step 4: Renaming your page
After having your friends and fans suggest an edit on Facebook, the next time you login, Facebook will prompt you about these suggestions.
At this point, you can accept the changes and this will rename your Facebook Page.
If you changed your category, you can change it back once your Facebook Page is renamed.
Other ways to rename a Facebook Page
Besides using the suggest an edit feature to rename your Facebook Page, there are other ways to rename a Facebook Page.
As we mentioned though, they are more time-consuming.
While the feature to suggest an edit on Facebook works right now, it may not always work.
If you are serious about renaming your Facebook Page, I would capitalize on this opportunity while it is still available.
If you need to rename your Facebook Page, what are some reasons why you want to suggest an edit on Facebook to rename your page? Leave a comment below.