A great way to customize a Facebook group is to change the default random Facebook group URL to a customized Facebook Group URL.
This takes only a couple of seconds, it is easy and has many benefits. This is exactly what we are going to show in this tutorial.
Besides showing you how to change the Facebook Group URL, we are also going to explain why you might not be able to change the URL and how to come up with a good Facebook Group URL.
If you prefer a video tutorial on how to change Facebook group URL, check out this video:
Can you edit Facebook Group URL?
Yes, as Facebook creates a random URL for every new Facebook group, it makes sense to modify it, and fortunately, you can easily change the Facebook group URL to a more memorable one.
There are some limitations though as we will show in the second half of this tutorial but in most cases you will be able to change the Facebook group URL with no particular issue.
How to change Facebook group URL?
Here is how to change the Facebook group URL:
- Open the Facebook group
- Click on ‘Settings’ on the left menu
- Click on the pencil icon on the ‘Web Address’ section.
- Add the URL.
- Click on ‘Save’
Now, the web address of your Facebook group should be something like:
This is way better than facebook.com/groups/1232323434
Can’t change Facebook group web address
As we have mentioned at the beginning of the article, there are some restrictions when it comes to changing Facebook group URLs.
First, obviously, only Facebook group admins can customize the URL of the Facebook group. Here you can lean how to add yourself as admin to a Facebook group:
Secondly, you can only change the URL of the Facebook group if it has less than 5000 members.
Last but not least, there are also some limitations to the URL text. It has to be at least five characters long. You cannot use any special characters, but only numbers, letters and the dot (.)
One more thing to keep in mind. As Facebook group URLs have to be unique, you cannot specify a customized URL that is already used by another FB group.
So if you are facing any kind of issue with changing the web address of your Facebook group, check out these limitations.
How to choose a good custom URL for your Facebook Group?
Some good rules to keep in mind when you choose a custom URL for your Facebook group.
- keep it short
- come up with an easily memorable name
- if it is possible, avoid numbers
- if it is possible, avoid the dot character as well
- if it is possible, the url should be the same as the name of your group. So if the Facebook group name is Facebook Marketing Pros, specify the custom URL, facebook.com/groups/emailmarketingpros
Other ways to customize the Facebook group
Having a short and sweet and easy memorable Facebook group can help people to link and find your Facebook group easily. Here are some other Facebook group customization that will help you grow your Facebook group:
- change the name of the Facebook group
- Adding Facebook group cover photo