I know you had good intentions when you created a Facebook Profile for your business. You understood it was important to have a presence for your business on Facebook, and you probably didn’t know there was a difference between Profiles and Pages. And if you did know the difference, you probably didn’t realize it’s actually against Facebook’s Terms of Service to use Facebook Profiles for business purposes.

It’s against the Facebook Terms to use your personal account to represent something other than yourself (ex: your business). If you’re using your account to represent something other than yourself, you could permanently lose access to your account if you don’t convert it to a Page.

The good news is that it’s pretty easy to convert your Facebook Profile into a Facebook Page. Here’s how.

How to Convert your Facebook Profile to a Facebook Page

Convert your Facebook Profile into a Page

To begin, visit the Facebook Profile to Page Migration tool here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/create/migrate/ . You need to be signed into Facebook as the Profile you want to convert to a Page when beginning this process.

Click the Get Started button.

Migrate Facebook Profile to Page Tool

It’s little more than a click and a brief delay to begin the conversion process. After you get started, you’ll get to decide what from your Profile you want to carry over to your new Page.

Begin process of converting Facebook Profile to a Page

Note: you’ll be able to access your Profile as a Profile AND as a Page for 14 days. This is to allow you to get everything set up with your Page and post to your Profile alerting your Friends that you are undergoing a conversion.

During this time, you’ll be able to find both in Facebook search, too.

Find Page and Profile in Facebook Search

Next, Facebook will ask you to complete the About section of your new Page. This information can be further edited or expanded upon once you complete this migration process, so don’t worry too much about getting everything in right now.

Fill out Facebook Page About Section

Next, choose which Friends you want to carry over to your Page. In most cases, you’d want to click the Select All button on the right side, at the top of your Friends list.

Add Facebook Friends to your Facebook Page

After choosing your Friends, you get to choose which Photo Albums to carry over.

Choose Photo Albums to Migrate to Facebook Page

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Lastly, you’ll be directed to the Page Roles section of your new Page. By default, your Profile is the Admin of your Page. This is the perfect time to add your personal Profile as another Admin of the Page. After adding yourself, you’ll have to click Save and re-enter your password.

Add Admin to New Facebook Page

Now you can move through setting up your Page as needed, including choosing your Facebook username, creating a Call to Action button and selecting a Category for your Page.

Once the 14 day waiting period passes and you have all that you need from the Profile you were using as your Page, you should probably delete that Profile to avoid confusion for your fans. Just make sure you have added yourself as an Admin (and not a lesser Role like Editor or Advertiser) before doing so.

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