Create Your Official Facebook Fan Page and Like It

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Facebook is no doubt, the leader in social media platforms. You can create a profile page on Facebook in a matter of minutes and start engaging with your friends and contacts just as quickly. Similarly, you can also create a Facebook Fan Page to build a relationship with your customers or your audience in a few steps. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create your official Facebook Fan Page. Once you have set up your Facebook account, you can like your page and invite others to like your page as well.

How to Create Your Official Facebook Fan Page

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1. Navigate to http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php

2. Select the business category for which you want to create the page. You can choose a local business or place, a company, organization, or institution; a brand or product; a creative figure such as an artist, or band; entertainment, or a cause or community.


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3. Depending on the category you choose, you will need to fill in the required details. For instance, if you are a creating a Facebook page for a product, you will need to choose the category of product, enter the name of the product, accept the Facebook terms and conditions, and click Get Started.

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4. In the Create a Facebook Account page, choose whether you have a Facebook account or not. If you do have a Facebook account, enter your credentials and login to the account. If not, enter details such as the email address, password, date of birth, security code; and finally accept the terms and conditions.

5. In the Set Up page, upload your profile picture, add a description about your page along with the URL to the website or Twitter, and finally choose a unique Facebook email address to complete the process.

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6. Finally, ensure that you Like your newly created Facebook Fan Page.

Now that you have created your official Facebook Fan Page and liked it, you can start inviting, friends, and engage with them to build a closer and meaningful business relationship.

Creating a Facebook Page : Some FAQs

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What Page names are allowed on Facebook?

A page name must reflect the content and nature of that page. Page names cannot include:

  • Terms or phrases that may be abusive or violate someone's rights.
  • Improper capitalization such as all capital letters, except for acronyms.
  • Symbols (ex: ® ) or unnecessary punctuation.
  • Long descriptions, such as a slogan. This information can be added in the Page's About section.
  • Facebook or any variation of the word Facebook.
  • Misleading words. If a Page is not the official Page of a brand, place, organization or public figure, name cannot mislead others into thinking it's it one.
  • Generic words like Coffee.
  • Geographic locations like Paris.

How to Change Facebook Page name?

If less than 200 people like your Page, you must be an admin or editor to change your Page's name. To change your Page's name:

1. Click the About link below your Page's cover photo.

2. In the left pane, click Page Info.

3. Hover over the Name section and click Edit.

4. Enter a new name and click Save Changes.

If 200 or more people like your Page, you must be an admin to submit a request to change your Page's name. If your request is approved, you will be allowed to change your Page name but only ONE TIME. You cannot change your Page name again. To submit a request:

1. Click About below your Page's cover photo.

2. In the left pane, click Page Info.

3. Hover over the Name section and click Edit.

4. Click Request Change.

5. Fill out the form and click Send.

If you don't see the option to submit a request, it may be that you are not admin, you or another admin recently submitted a request or that the option is currently not available in your location.

How to Delete a Facebook Page?

You can learn more about how to delete a Facebook page temporarily and permanently here.

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How to assign a role to someone on your Facebook Page?

You can assign someone a role on your Facebook page only if you are an admin. To do this:

1. Click Settings at the top of your Page.

2. In the left pane, click Click Page Roles.

3. If the person is your Facebook friend, type the name and select it from the Auto Suggestions list. If the person is not a Facebook friend, type their email address.

4. Click Admin to select a role from the dropdown menu.

5. Click Save and enter your password to confirm.

How to Merge Two Facebook Pages?

If you are an admin of both Pages, you can merge two Facebook pages. However, this is possible only if the Pages represent the same thing and have similar names. If your Pages have physical locations, both addresses must be the same. To merge your Pages:

1. Go to facebook.com/pages/merge

2. From the first dropdown menu, select the Page you want to keep. From the second dropdown menu, select the Page you want to merge.

3. If your Pages can be merged, click Confirm.

When you merge two pages, the people who like your Pages and any check-ins will be combined. However, posts, photos, reviews, ratings and the username will be deleted from the Page you merge. The Page you retain will remain the same with the addition of people who like the Page and check-ins from the other Page. The Page you don't want to keep will be removed from Facebook, and you cannot unmerge it.


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  • Updated January 6, 2016
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Adeline is a tech enthusiast who loves exploring the latest tools and applications in the marketplace. She also loves her Android and spends time reviewing apps and playing games when she has the time.

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