How to change Facebook Profile to a Page

You might think it would complicated to change Facebook Profile to a Page but its actually not long as you make sure you do a few things first, its pretty straight forward and very quick.

Why might you want to change your Facebook Profile to a Facebook page

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If you started up Facebook Profile for a business or organisation and now realise that you can have a page just by converting it, taking all of your followers with you, which will now LIKE your page automatically. Having likes to start business page is fantastic and its great of Facebook to allow this.  Maybe for this reason you have two profiles and one page, and after this you can merge the two business pages so that it becomes one.


What to do before migrating your Facebook Profile to a business page

First, and the most crucial is to change your name and the user name to the name of your business page.   –  Important to note that if you are then after merging pages, they will need to have the same or very very similar name.   The problem here is that you can only change your user name once and your name a few times.  So if you can’t do this you will have to request to Facebook first.

To change your Facebook name and/or user name

Click the Cog – Account Setting – Name – User Name

Also the same if you are trying to merge two pages with different names, its not possible, again you can request it but its very difficult.

Appoint a new admin to any groups you manage or pages you admin – or use your other profile.

One thing to remember or know is that all you bring over to your page is your profile picture and your followers – so if you want to download all of your images etc from the page, you will do that first.


a copy of your Facebook data.

Here you can start your download, and you will receive an email when it is finished.

Now it is time to Change your Facebook Profile to a Facebook page

Make sure that you are logged in with your Facebook profile and click here

Migrate your Facebook Profile

You will now see this page, choose the box that relates to your business or organisation and fill in all of the details (remembering to fill them in the same if you are merging two pages together afterwards) Then click get started.




It then warns you that you will lose all of your data – and you can click download my data here if  you haven’t already done it, if not – enter your password.

Now you are virtually done, on the next pages you can add a profile picture and  add some more details.

And that’s done.

Don’t panic if you don’t see all of your likes come over at once, for some profiles it can take up-to 24 hours before the likes have all transferred.

Next time I will walk you through how to merge two Facebook pages together.

Happy Migrating.




Save Stargate Universe Facebook Pages finally BACK – after being hacked.



It all started here……

Today Forbes published an article

Dude And 50K Friends: Serious About Saving Stargate Universe

About the success of the Facebook “Save Stargate Universe” page and the passion that is found within the group!

The article soon found it self on the front page of Digg!

A story you Dugg was promoted to Top News — 1 hr 50 min ago  Dude And 50K Friends: Serious About Saving Stargate Universe

A while later this joined it –  A story you Dugg was promoted to Top News — 1 hr 17 min ago Facebook to file for public offering: report

Very shortly after that it seems that someone thought that the page would be a good place to HACK,  to mess around and put out some links – pretending that the owner Dean,  had posted them, it wasn’t long before the group realised what was going on!

The post at the bottom, this is real – above that are of the hacker…

Dean is asking people to report this to Facebook to help out:-

We hope that this is resolved soon, but I urge people not to click on any random non related links from there or @SaveSGU until you know its safe.

Also now, another Save Stargate page has been hacked, this one wtih 3000 followers.

A latest message from the hacker reads


    Feel sleepy . .i want sleep . . .arggghhhhh . .nite allz . . .hope when i wake up this post have 1000 comment. . =D

    There has been various scam posts on the wall over the last 24hours, but every now and then, he takes them off again.

    I seriously cannot believe that Facebook hasn’t sorted this out yet, there must be a record of the compromise, with email changes and admin changes. And many reports from Fans and Friends of Dean who know who the rightful owner of the page is.

    It makes me feel that none of our Facebook pages are safe and all our hard work can be ruined in an instance!

    Read the  latest information and a  request from the real owner ……  What the ZUCK !


    LATEST NEWS – 8PM GMT 26-6-11

    Both of Deans pages – Savesgu and Save Stargate Universe pages are gone …….. so either Facebook deleted them or the hackers did – either way I suppose it can be started again, but all that work building it up, took time and effort.  Look out for notifications for new groups from Dean.  http://www.facebook.com/TheDudeDean

    Shortly after that was posted came a post from the Save Stargate Universe As Follows.

    We’re back in business! Thank you all for you support! Indeed @TheDudeDean


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    Thank goodness…….