Claim your Facebook Username

So, any plan for the coming weekend ? Or more specifically, 12:01 noon 13rd June Hong Kong time ? It is important for you all Facebook users, as it is the day, time that you will be able to “claim” your Facebook Username. Imagine millions of Facebook users want to do it at the same time, I can tell it will be a nightmare for the Facebook IT support / infrastructure team. And of course, the user experience will not be great either.

Anyway, if you get your dream Username, you can refer to your profile like the following. And of course your friends will find you easier with this easy-to-remember URL.

Facebook profile link

The problem in fact is how you can secure your dream Username … According to the Facebook blog, in that particular day, you will have an option to select one of the suggested names or define your own if you don’t like the suggestions.

Claim your Facebook Username

If Facebook keep their promise, it means we all can now envisage what the suggestions will be displayed on screen coming Saturday. And if those are not what you want, then you better dream up a good one for yourself and fill up the text box “Choose Your Own”. So here is my recommendations to you all:

  • Before this weekend magic moment, i.e. in the next two days, login to your Facebook account and search your own name. Then check how many people in Facebook world have the same name as you – it means you will know how many potential Facebookers will fight for the similar dream name in your mind.
  • Start jotting down what dream names you like, and prioritize them – it means if you cannot get the first priority name, quickly type in the next one …
  • Double check your hardware and Internet connection before that specific date / time. If there is any problem in the Saturday morning, seek help immediately.
  • Once you secured your dream Username, Twit it, mail it, blog it, and change the Facebook profile information in your Visual CV, LinkedIn and Google Profiles (if you have any one of those …)

Enjoy the web traffic that day !!

Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

One thought on “Claim your Facebook Username”

  1. Thanks for the info!

    I got my name as the username.

    You don’t need 1,000 Fans to get your own username.

    Your Facebook account must be registered before June 9 as the only criteria.



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