The numbers in your Facebook URL aren't totally meaningless, but they may as well be. They describe the site's size when you created your account, a fact of no importance to you or your contacts. Though Facebook's earliest adopters have short, memorable numerical IDs -- Mark Zuckerberg's is "4" -- new ones resemble random sequences now that the site has more than a billion users. To get rid of these numbers in your URL, replace them with a custom username. You can base yours on your real name or on some other significant phrase.
Log in to your Facebook account, and click the gear icon in the page's navigation bar. Click "Account Settings" to open your General Account Settings page.
Click "Edit" beside Username to open the site's custom username page. This page displays several suggestions for your Facebook username.
Click "More" and type a username into the Enter Desired Username field. This word will replace the number in your profile URL.
Click "Check Availability" to determine whether another user has already claimed that name. Type a new name if your first choice is unavailable.
Click "Confirm" to get rid of the numbers in your Facebook URL and insert your new username in its place.
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