How to Check Facebook Username Availability

Creating and making use of a username on Facebook is a bit tasking.

The vastness of the community in terms of its number of members plays the leading role in making it a bit demanding to create a username on the platform.

This is because as a user who is intending to create a username on Facebook, the chance that about 4 out of the 5 usernames you wish to use have already been taken is very high.

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Since you are not allowed to use an already existing username, creating a distinct username might be a challenge given the large population of users on Facebook.

The best option is to check and know if the Facebook username you are proposing to use is available for use.

In this guide, you will be discovering how to check the availability of the Facebook username you intend to use.

To add to this, you will also get guidelines for generating a good username.

 

Usernames & User IDs

User IDs and usernames are what make you visible to your friends who may search for you on the Facebook platform.

The web address of your page or account on Facebook is your username.

Usernames and user IDs are people-finding tools on Facebook; however, they are not the same.

Username can be a manipulation of your name for example John.harris34. You can make use of the username suggestions given to you by Facebook or can generate a username that you are comfortable with.

With your Username, you can generate custom links that you can share with other websites or send to family and friends.

You get to have access to the data of a person through their username.

User ID on the other hand does not serve as a direct means of identification but can connect other people to your Facebook profile.

User ID comes in the form of numbers. They are unique identifiers.

User ID is automated that is you do not need to create one. Once you own an account on Facebook, you already have one.

Your User ID can serve the same function as your Facebook username.

 

Facebook Username Checker

Facebook Username Checker by Primegate Digital is a free online tool that allows you to check whether a Facebook username is available for sign up or not.

To verify Facebook username availability, enter the proposed username or name in the given box and tap on the Check button.

 

How to Check Facebook Username Availability

  • Open Facebook Username Checker by Primegate Digital on your Android or iPhone device.
  • Enter the username whose availability you want to confirm.
  • Next, tap on the check button.
  • Finally, you will see whether the Facebook username is available or not.

 

Other Ways to Check for Facebook Username Availability

Another way to check Facebook username availability is directly on the application.

How to do this in detail is explained below.

 

Check for Facebook Username Availability Directly on the App

To check for the availability of a username on the Facebook app, you have to make an attempt at creating a username for your Facebook page.

You do not have to complete the process if you are not yet ready to do so.

However, it is possible that when you do come back to create the username, it may no longer be available.

Here are the steps to check for the availability of your username on Facebook.

  1. Open the Facebook application using your mobile app or using your PC launch your favourite browser and go to the Facebook website and provide your login details and click on Login.
  2. Launch the menu icon that is symbolized by three horizontal lines that are vertically arranged.
  3. Navigate to your Facebook page.
  4. Launch the Create Page Username option that is located beneath your cover picture.
  5. Enter the username you wish to use.
  6. You will get a notification if the username is not available. If it is available, you will be allowed to go ahead with the creation of the username.

 

Check for Facebook Username Availability Using Third-Party Apps

Several third-party applications that can confirm the availability of your proposed Facebook username exists.

You can make use of them to prevent the situation of getting notified that a username you have proposed to use on Facebook is not available when you are already carrying out the process of creating a username on the platform.

At that time, it may be difficult to generate a name you may like.

Using these apps is pretty easy.

You can go directly to the website of the platform and enter the Facebook username you wish to check and have it check for its availability on Facebook and notify you of the result.

 

Guidelines to Generate Facebook Username

The following are things to note when generating a Facebook username.

  • Every user on Facebook is entitled to only one username which must be distinct from that of everyone else on the Facebook network.
  • Usernames can only be alphanumeric. Except for periods, other punctuations as well as symbols plus generic terminologies and extensions are not allowed.
  • The least number of characters your username is permitted to have is 5.
  • Including capitalization and periods in a username will not serve to differentiate it from a similar username that is only void of these two elements.
  • Your username must not make your account seem like that of someone else.
  • When creating your username, ensure it adheres to Facebook Terms for creating usernames so it does not get rejected.
  • To create the username for a Facebook page, you must be an admin of the page.
  • If in the recent past you have created a lot of pages, you may encounter difficulty creating the username for a Facebook page.
  • A long period of inactivity can cause you to lose the username of your account.

 

Check Facebook Username Availability FAQs

 

How can I know if a Facebook page username is available?

You can check for the availability of a Facebook page username by submitting the username you wish to use to Facebook to approve it for creation.

If your chosen username is available, then, it will be approved. If it is not, you will be notified of its unavailability.

You can make use of external applications to search for the availability of the username you wish to use for your Facebook page.

 

How do I check my Facebook username using the app?

The following steps will guide you when you wish to check the availability of a Facebook username on the Facebook application.

  • Launch the Facebook application using your mobile app or using your PC launch your favourite browser and go to the Facebook website and provide your login details and click on Login.
  • Press the menu icon that is symbolized by three horizontal lines that are vertically arranged.
  • Navigate to your Facebook page.
  • Launch the Create Page Username option that is located beneath your cover picture.
  • Enter the username you wish to use.
  • If the name is unavailable you will be notified, however, if it is available for use, you will be allowed to continue with the creation process.

 

How long until a Facebook username becomes available?

After a username has been lost due to inactivity or anything else, it takes about 14 days to get back the username on average from when you made a report requesting it.

However, if you lost your username because you violated the Facebook terms and policy, you may not be getting the username back.

 

 

Conclusion

You should check for the availability of the username you are proposing to use on Facebook.

You can change your username as well if you decide that it is important to do so.

Note that you cannot make use of the previous username of your page after you have changed it to a new username.

Make use of external Facebook username checking applications to check the availability of the proposed username beforehand.

You have the option of checking directly on the Facebook app when you are creating the username.

 

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