How To Convert Old Friends To Followers On Facebook – What Happens

Your Quick Answer:

As a direct convert is no longer there, son while you want to convert, your profile display name you can keep it the same, your profile picture will be transferred as the display picture of your page and your cover picture of the page will remain the same as it was on your personal profile.

Your profile friends and followers will become the followers of your new page as for a Facebook page, there’s no such concept of friends rather you have to invite them to like.

Your profile link or URL will stay the same or you can change the profile username to another one and use that old one for your page.

However, there will be changes when it comes to the page’s privacy. You can no longer keep your Facebook page locked as you did to your Facebook profile as Facebook doesn’t allow that.

Other details like attached social media profiles would stay the same and remain attached to the page after conversion.

There are some quick ways for now that you have to follow to convert your Facebook profile to page.

How To Convert Old Friends To Followers On Facebook:

🔯 Friends will be Page Followers upon 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 as 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 (Page)

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.

🔴 Steps To Use:

Here are the steps to get your profile URL from your Facebook profile:

Step 1: Open the Facebook application.

Step 2: Click on the three lines icon and then click on your profile name to go to your profile page.


Step 3: Next click on the three dots icon beside Edit Profile.

Step 4: You’ll find your profile link at the bottom of the page. Copy the link and share it with others so that they can find your Facebook profile directly.

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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.

The Bottom Lines:

Your profile name stays the same as on the page. Your profile picture becomes the display picture of the page and the cover photo stays the same. You can choose and select the old followers and friends of your profile to be the followers of your page by inviting them. Other details like the WhatsApp account attached and other social media profiles stay attached to the new page.

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