Create Your Page
To create a Page:
- Go to facebook.com/pages/create
- Click to choose a Page category
- Select a more specific category from the dropdown menu and fill out the required information
- Click Get Started and follow the on-screen instructions
Anyone can create a Facebook Page, but only official representatives can create a Page for an organization, business, brand or public figure. The Page creator can then assign roles to other people to help manage the Page.
If you'd like to create a Facebook presence for a celebrity or organization and you're not officially authorized to do so, you can create a Facebook group. Learn more about the differences between Pages and groups.
Only authorized representatives can manage a Page for a brand, place, organization or public figure. Page names must accurately reflect Page content.
Page names can't include:
- Abusive terms: Page names may not contain terms or phrases that may be abusive.
- Improper capitalization: Page names must use proper, grammatically correct capitalization.
- Symbols: Page names may not include symbols, such as ! or ® or TM. They must include logical, correct punctuation. Repeated and unnecessary punctuation is not permitted.
- Lengthy descriptions: Page names may not be excessively long and may not include taglines or superfluous descriptions. This information can be added to the About section of your Page.
- Variations of "Facebook": Page names may not contain any variation of the word "Facebook." See the Brand Permissions Center for more information.
- Generic location names: Pages with generic location names are not allowed to have managers. We require Pages to be managed by official representatives of the topic they're about, and no one person can singly represent a geographic location.
- Misleading words: If your Page isn't the official Page of a brand, place, organization or public figure, your Page name can't mislead others into thinking it's an official Page or that it's managed by an authorized representative.
Other things to keep in mind:
- Qualifiers: You may use qualifiers in your Page name, but you may not have more than 2 words inside of parentheses. You can't use qualifiers to indicate location or use the word "official" in your Page's name, even if you're an official representative.
- Dates: You shouldn’t include a specific date or year for Pages that represent reoccurring events, since you won’t be able to update the date (ex: Facebook Conference 2013).
- Generic words: Your Page name shouldn't consist solely of generic words (ex: “pizza”). We require Pages to be managed by official representatives of the topic they're about, and no one person can singly represent a generic object.
- Legal rights: Page names may not violate someone's rights.
We suggest adding information such as your Page's address and tagline to the About section of your Page.
Make sure your Page name meets these guidelines and create your Page.
If you're having trouble creating your Page, please make sure that the name of your Page follows our guidelines. Also, keep in mind that only official representatives can create a Page for an organization, business, brand or public figure. If you aren't an official representative and would like to create a space for fans of a certain topic or celebrity, you can create a Facebook group.
Access Your Page
To use Facebook as the Page you manage:
- Click in the top-right corner of Facebook
- Select your Page below Use Facebook as:
All actions that you take while using Facebook as your Page will appear on Facebook as coming from your Page. For example, if Jane comments on a photo while she's using Facebook as her Page "Jane’s Pet Shop," then the comment will appear from Jane’s Pet Shop, not from Jane herself. Other parts of Facebook will also behave differently:
- News Feed will show updates from other Pages that you or the people who help manage your Page have liked while using Facebook as the Page
- Your notifications will be about activity on your Page, not your personal profile
To go back to using Facebook as yourself, repeat the instructions above and select your name.
If your Page has age or country restrictions, you won't be able to see it when you're logged out of Facebook.
To see your Page when you're logged out, you'll need to remove all age and country restrictions:
- Log into your account and go to your Page
- Click Settings at the top of your Page
- Click Country Restrictions, click x next to any listed countries and click Save Changes
- Click Age Restrictions, select Anyone (13+) and click Save Changes
Your Page's activity log helps you manage your Page's Timeline. It shows you a complete list of posts and comments by your Page, including posts you've hidden. Only people who help manage your Page can see the activity log.
From here, you can:
- Star posts to highlight them
- Hide or allow posts
- Delete posts and comments
You can also change the types of stories you see in your Page's activity log by clicking a story type (ex: Comments, Events) in the left column.
Learn where to find your Page's activity log.