Facebook Profiles vs. Business Pages

A Facebook profile/account is for individual use and must be held under an individual name.

A Facebook Page is for commercial use and is associated with things such as businesses, brands, organizations or celebrities. 

Unsure as to whether you have a Business Page or a personal profile? Here is a quick check to determine which type of account you have created:


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First, log out of Facebook. Then, enter the web address of your Facebook account. If you have the Home option on the left side menu, you have created a Facebook Business page. If you do not see a menu on the left side of your Facebook page, this is a personal Facebook profile.

Note: You must have a personal Facebook profile/account in order to create and manage a Facebook Business Page.


If you need assistance creating a Facebook Business page, please see our Help Center guide here!

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