Monday, February 11, 2019

how to convert your Facebook profile into a business page

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 On the 1st of august 2012, a regulatory filing was updated by Facebook, indicating approximately 83 million fake and duplicate accounts. These accounts were made up of duplicate accounts, Misclassified accounts and undesirable accounts. Most times we create accounts for business purposes, inputting names not representing our individual names, these accounts fall under the misclassified accounts violating your commitments to Facebook and their community under the Facebook terms of service formally known as the statement of rights and responsibilities.
In order to avoid your profile being banned or deleted by Facebook, you would rather choose to convert your profile to a business page.
This article would expose you to certain processes you would have to undergo to convert your profile into a business page without losing any data of yours. So, here is what you need to do:

Download your Facebook data

This data contains all the activities and information on your account including information about you, your ads, apps and websites linked to your site, your calls and messages, your comments, your events, those you follow and those following you, your friends, your groups, your likes and reactions, your location history, your market place, your network information, other activities, your pages, payment history, your photos, your posts, your profile information, your saved items, your search history, security and login information, your videos and your places.
How do you download your Facebook data? Probably you might be asking yourself that at this point and this is the way out
Click on Download a copy of your Facebook data
Tap Download Archive, your archive will be processed and a notification will be sent to you when your archive is ready for download.
When it is ready, click on download archive again and a zip file containing your Facebook data will be downloaded.

Convert your Profile to a Facebook Page

Click Get Started and follow the on screen instructions
Your new page will be published once you are done with the process.
Please Note that you can only convert your Facebook profile to a business page once

Advantages of converting your Facebook profile into a business page

There are several advantages attached to converting your Facebook profile into s business page ranging from the engagements, the reaches you will get and also the automatic follow up by friends who were already on your friends list and guess if you filled your limits of 5000 friends, you would automatically be having 5000 followers to your page just like that.

Also, converting your Facebook profile to a business page would give you accesses to more tools and the ability to share with a wider audience.

Disadvantages of converting your Facebook profile into a business page

Losing your Facebook data would have been the only disadvantage of converting your Facebook profile into a business page but you were so smart enough to follow the very first step we showed above, i.e. downloading your Facebook data. In that case, you have nothing to regret or loose.

What Happens to Your Friends, Followers and Pending Requests?

This question might actually pop into your mind again because you are so scared to death not to lose your contacts but Once your new Page is published, your profile's followers, friends and friend requests will get notified that you've created a new Page. The profile followers you choose will automatically follow the new Page and will be removed from following your profile. Friends and pending friend requests you select will automatically like and follow the new Page, and won't be removed from your profile.

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