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How To Convert Friends To Followers On Facebook

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» You can convert your Facebook profile into a page, ensuring a seamless transition where your profile display name remains the same, and your profile picture becomes the page’s display picture, while the cover picture remains unchanged.
» You can use this conversion method to transform your profile friends into followers for your new Facebook page. Take note that on a page, there’s no concept of friends; instead, you’ll need to invite them to like your page for continued connection.

How To Convert Friends To Followers On Facebook:

You can try the following methods to convert friends to followers on Facebook:

1. Using the ‘Friends Add & Confirm’ Extension

Just you can use this browser extension called “Friends Add & Confirm” to convert friends to followers.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Just, try the following steps below:

Step 1: First, open your browser and go to the ‘Friends Add & Confirm’ extension page: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/friends-add-confirm/pmpbhhdmaaccngiofnbaelglocmabnae.

Step 2: Then, install the extension by clicking on the “Add to Chrome” button.

Step 3: Next, navigate to your Facebook profile and use the extension to send friend requests to your friends.

Step 4: Now, when your friends accept your friend requests, they will automatically become your followers.

2. Adjust Your Privacy Settings

You can use your privacy settings to control who can see your posts and convert friends to followers.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

You can now try the following steps below:

Step 1: First of all, go to your Facebook settings.

Step 2: Then, just adjust your privacy settings to make your posts public or visible to friends of friends.

Step 3: After that, make sure your profile and posts are set to be discoverable in search results.

Step 4: Finally, your friends will be able to follow you and see your public posts in their News Feed.

3. After Invitation Accepted

After converting your Facebook profile to a page, you’ll be able to have your old friends and followers of your profile as your new page’s followers.

Followers upon Invitation Accepted

You need to know that just after converting your Facebook profile to a Facebook page, you’ll have no likes and followers immediately. But you can choose and select followers and friends from your old profile and add them as followers of your new page.

You also need to know that your Facebook profile’s friends whom you choose to be the followers of your new page will automatically follow your page, but the followers of your Facebook profile would be shifted to your new page’s followers and they wouldn’t be the followers of your profile anymore.

When you convert your Facebook profile to a page, your Facebook profile’s friends and followers would receive notifications about it and they will start to follow it automatically. 

What Happens When You Convert Facebook Profile to Page:

Here are the few changes that will happen if you convert your Facebook profile to a page.

1. Your Profile name Changes to Page Name

When you’re converting your Facebook profile to a page, you don’t need to give it a new name as your old profile name would get automatically changed to your page name.

If you’re doing business, it would be more appropriate to convert your existing Facebook profile to a business page. By doing this, you can use more exciting features of Facebook as well as reach your business to a greater audience and grab the attention of many easily.

Changes to Page Name

When you’re converting a personal Facebook profile to a  business page, it’s creating a new business page on Facebook that’s based on your previous profile, therefore the profile name would not be changed to anything random while you’re converting it to a page, but Facebook will keep the name the same.

If you’re thinking of converting your profile to a page to increase engagement, you should know that you’ve to be consistent and robust with your content to make your page more interesting and engaging.

2. You Can Use Same Photo to DP

When you convert your Facebook profile to a page, the profile picture of your account gets converted as the display picture of your new Facebook page. You don’t need to set a new picture as the display picture of your page, but you’ll find that while converting Facebook automatically transfers and sets your profile picture as your display picture.

Even the cover photo of your profile will remain the same and it will be set as the cover photo of your Facebook page.

Although later on, you’ll be able to change and update your display picture and the cover photo of your page when you wish to do so.

As it’s against Facebook’s policy and terms to use a personal account for business purposes, it’s always better to convert your Facebook profile to a business page, if you want to use it for carrying out business. The sole aim of a Facebook page, whether it’s an organization,  private company, or brand, is to help you connect with a greater section of audiences to fulfill your business goals and earn profit.

3. Profile username

After you convert your Facebook profile to a page, your page URL will remain the same as your profile URL and it wouldn’t get changed after the conversion. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about having to change the profile URL from other social media profiles, after converting your profile to a page.

If you shared your profile URL with someone earlier to find your profile on Facebook, the link would stay valid even after you convert the profile to a page. But now if the user clicks on the link, it would open up your new Facebook page instead of your profile.

4. Privacy will be Public

The privacy of Facebook pages is always public no matter if the profile which has been converted to the page was locked. You cannot create a Facebook page that is locked or not public because Facebook doesn’t allow you to do so. All the pages of Facebook are unlocked and public. The content of the pages is visible to every audience no matter if they’ve liked or followed your page or not.

Facebook allows users to keep their personal locked if they want to. In that case, only the people who are on the user’s friend list can only see the user’s posts, pictures, videos, and other details of the profile. No one other than friends can get into a locked profile to stalk the account.

But when the locked Facebook profile is converted to a page, the privacy can no longer be set as locked rather it would be unlocked and will be visible to everyone. It’s also important that you download your profile information before starting to convert your profile to a page so that you don’t lose any information. 

🔯 Other Details will Stay the Same:

If you’ve attached other social media pages and profiles with your Facebook profile, it would remain the same when you convert your Facebook profile to a page. They would remain attached to your newly converted page and would be visible to others too. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about linking or attaching your Facebook page with other social media accounts again.

After converting your profile, you’ll be able to get some new Facebook feature-like insights into your page. It will help you see and know the metrics of your page which include the most engaging post, people visited, etc. You can also give other people or colleagues access to your page so that they can handle posts on the page too.

But before you convert a profile, remember that it’s a one-time thing and once you convert your profile to a page, there’s no going back. You can only convert it once. Facebook will also provide you with helpful features and tools that can make it easier to move and transfer information from the profile to the page. Your old posts wouldn’t be carried onto your page.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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