How to Identify your Facebook Username

facebook usernameTo many, they think their facebook username is the name they used in registering their facebook account.
Some think their facebook username is the email address they register with facebook.

Although, you can log into your facebook account using the email address or the phone number you registered with facebook, none of these is still your facebook username therefore; you cannot use any of them where possible, your facebook user name is required.


More often than not, facebook uses the combination of your first name and last name to generate your facebook username but this does not change everytime you alter any changes in your first name and last names. Thus; once created, your facebook usermame remains unchanged untill you deliberately change it.

How to Have A Clear View of your Facebook Username


Just in case you are not certain of what your facebook username is and you wish to know your username for one reason or another. Just by veiwing or noticing the points below, you should know what your facebook username is.

  • If you are browsing using a mobile browser (e.g Opera) that displays mobile view of facebook i:e m.facebook.com, sign into facebook using your email address or phone number (Which you used when registering with facebook). Once the sign in is successful, click on your Profile, Profile Picture or Avater. The next page that appears after clicking on your profile picture should be your Profile Page.
Now, press Menu to display the Address Bar as in the image below:


the highlighted word or phrase in red ink is your facebook username.
"This means, in the case above, whatever comes after the first forward slash (/) and before the question mark (?) is your facebook username



  • If you are browsing using your desktop, laptop computer or any other device that displays facebook in a desktop view or format, simply sign into facebook using your email address or phone number (Which you used when registering with facebook). Once the sign in is successful, click on your Profile Picture or Avater. The next page that appears after clicking on your profile picture should be your Profile Page. Now, check the address bar as in the image below...




  • Also, using your mobile browser, you can also have a clear view of your username by clicking on your profile and from there, click on your info. The next page displays your info and from this info is included your facebook username.

    Usually, facebook uses your username as your facebook.com email address i.e username@facebook.com
    Also, facebook uses the username to create your profile link/page.


    In a nut shell, your facebook username is the link to a subpage of facebook created for you and your friends!"




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