With the advent of facebook Vanity URLs or the Facebook Usernames, The old facebook profile ID has died. But still some applications force the users to search for his/her profile id which had been long forgotten (btw was it ever remembered? 😛 ).
Profile ID are those numeric ids that managed your identity in the facebook world. They were something like “profile.php?id=21xxxxx1221″
The new facebook usernames are more convenient and easy to remember like fb.com/hacktabs but as I earlier said, Some applications do need the old facebook profile id number to get working (atleast I have come across such an application)
There is a simple trick to get your old facebook profile id number back, The following simple steps will help you along.
How to Find Your Facebook Profile ID Number.
Step 1. Open a new Tab in your Browser (pretty simple ah? :P)
Step 2. Copy the following URL without quotes “https://graph.facebook.com/”
Step 3. Paste that URL in your Address Bar and add your Facebook Username after the slash Eg: https://graph.facebook.com/hacktabs
Step 4. As shown in the below picture, You will see your Old Profile ID in the column named “id”
Step 5. Copy the ID and paste it in whatever application it is needed.
Step 6. The above method accounts for both Facebook Profiles and Facebook Pages.
How To Activate Facebook Usernames for Profiles and Pages.
If you have still not activated the Facebook Usernames, Following steps will help you!
Step 1. Open the following URL ‘https://www.facebook.com/username/’
Step 2 (a). Enter your required Username for the Profile and proceed by checking availability.
Step 2 (b). Choose the page you want Username for and proceed by clicking check availability.
Step 3. If the username is available, Proceed by confirming the username.
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