Getting Started

The difference between a Facebook Profile and a Business Page

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:




First, logout of Facebook. Then, enter the web address of your Facebook account. If you have the option to "Like" your account (see above), you have created a Facebook Business Page. If you have the option to "Add Friend", this is a personal Facebook profile.


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