How to Change Your URL on Every Major Social Network

Set up a custom URL to help people find you

What to Know

  • Facebook: Go to Account and select Settings & Privacy > Settings. Next to Username, click Edit. Change username and save changes.
  • YouTube channel: Go to YouTube Studio > Customization > Basic info. Select Set a custom URL for your channel, customize, and publish.
  • Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest: Your URL is linked to your username. When you change your username, the URL changes.

This article explains how to change your URL on Facebook and other major social networks. Knowing your profile URL and sharing it with friends makes it easier for them to find you on social media.

Create Customized URLs on All Your Social Profiles

Not all major social networks automatically create profile URLs out of your full name or username by default when you sign up.

Exceptions: Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest

Your Twitter URL will always be Your Instagram URL will always be Your Tumblr URL will always be, and your Pinterest URL will always be

When you change your username on any of these social networks, your URL automatically changes.

Ones You Can Change: Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn 

Some of the most popular social networks don't set up your profile URL for you by default, using your full name or username. For example, Facebook started notifying users that they could change their profile URLs years after it launched.

Look at the URLs of your Facebook profile, Facebook pages, YouTube channel, and LinkedIn profile. Snapchat makes it possible for users to share their usernames with new contacts, so you should consider looking into that, as well.

Why Streamline Your Social Profile URLs

Customizing your social profile URLs can make your profiles more discoverable. A couple of benefits to changing your URL are:

  • Give new contacts an exact URL to connect with you. Then you don't have to tell people "look me up on Facebook" and force them to play a guessing game of which profile is yours. You can say, "my profile is," and they'll find you on the first try.
  • Rank in the search engines for your name. When somebody searches for your full name or your business name in Google, your profile is more likely to come up as a top result if its URL also includes your full name or business name.

Change Your Profile URL (Username) on Facebook

Let's start with changing your Facebook profile URL.

You can also visit and click Edit Username to change it.

  1. Sign in to your Facebook account and click the small downward arrow icon in the upper-right corner.

    Facebook with the Account arrow icon highlighted
  2. Choose Settings & Privacy in the menu that drops down.

    Facebook Settings & Privacy selected in menu
  3. Select Settings.

    Facebook Settings selected in the Settings & Privacy menu
  4. In the General tab, choose Edit in the Username section.

    Facebook General Account Settings
  5. Enter a new username in the field provided and select Save Changes.

    Facebook General Account Settings with Username highlighted

    Your URL displays as[username]. Enter your password to confirm the change.

Unlike other social networks, many of which allow you to change your username whenever you want and as many times as you like, Facebook only allows you to do it once. So think carefully about what you want your username and URL to be because you can't change it again.

Change Your Page URL on Facebook

Now let's take a look at how to change your URL for a public Facebook page.

  1. Sign in to Facebook and choose Pages in the left sidebar.

    Pages selected in the Facebook sidebar
  2. Select the page you want to change.

    Facebook Pages list with one page selected
  3. Scroll down in the Manage Page sidebar to the Edit Page Info tab and select it.

    Manage Page sidebar with Edit Page Info selected
  4. Change the name of the page in the Username field.

    Facebook Edit Page Info screen

    The page URL becomes[Username].

Like Facebook profile usernames and URLs, you can only change your Facebook URL once. Make sure you want the username you chose because it's impossible to change it later if you decide you don't like it.

How to Change Your Channel URL on YouTube

Depending on when and how you set up your YouTube channel, you may have a custom channel URL without knowing it.

  1. Sign in to YouTube and select your profile photo in the upper-right corner.

    YouTube with profile photo highlighted
  2. Choose YouTube Studio in the menu.

    YouTube Studio selected in drop-down menu
  3. Scroll down in the sidebar and select Customization.

    YouTube Channel sidebar with Customization selected
  4. Select Basic info.

    Basic info of YouTube Channel
  5. If you have a customized URL for your channel, you don't have an option to change it. If you don't have a customized URL, select Set a custom URL for your channel under Channel URL. View your custom URL and add extra letters or numbers to customize it. Choose Publish and Confirm.

When you have a custom URL for your YouTube channel, you can't change it or transfer the URL to someone else. However, YouTube allows you to remove the custom URL and claim a new one.

How to Change Your Profile URL on LinkedIn

Changing your LinkedIn URL is relatively easy, and you're allowed to change your URL up to five times over 180 days.

  1. Sign in to Linkedin. Select your profile image or the arrow next to Me in the upper-right corner of the screen.

    LinkedIn screen with profile image highlighted
  2. Choose View Profile from the menu.

    View Profile selected in LinkedIn menu
  3. Select Edit public profile & URL.

    Edit public profile & URL selected in LinkedIn
  4. In the Edit your custom URL section, choose the pencil next to your current LinkedIn URL.

    Edit your custom URL field in LinkedIn
  5. Enter your new username in the field provided and click Save.

    Edit your custom URL section in LinkedIn

    Your new LinkIn URL is[username].

How to Share Your Snapchat Username URL With New Contacts

While you can't exactly plug a Snapchat URL into a web browser to see a user's profile, you can share a link through the app to make it easier for new contacts to add you.

  1. Open the Snapchat app and tap your avatar in the upper-left corner.

  2. Tap Add Friends. Select More in the Share My Snapcode section to see all the ways you can send your Snapcode.

    Snapchat app showing path to share snapcode
  3. Select an app or method to share your username, such as Twitter, Facebook Messenger, text message, and email.

  4. Snapchat automatically pastes the link to your username in your message. Enter the recipient's address or contact information and send.

    Text message with a Snapcode

When new contacts see the link from the tweet you posted or the message you sent them, they can tap it from a mobile device, and it prompts their Snapchat app to open a preview of your profile so that they can add you.

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