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You’re sick of trying to make sure you don’t accidentally post personal updates to all your Facebook followers. It’s time for a Facebook Page.

Not only do Pages have great badges for your website, they also give you insights into your followers. And that’s just the start – there are lots of good reasons to migrate to a page. For instance, if your business is growing and you want your marketing co-ordinator to take over your social media management.

If you’ve had a semi-public Facebook profile for a while now, and you’re thinking about turning it into a page, you may be wondering what will happen. Let’s go through the important changes that take place when you migrate.

Why Migrate To A Facebook Page?

Some people start out promoting their small business The Facebook Marketing Guide The Facebook Marketing Guide Anyone trying to market a business knows that they need to “get a Facebook presence” because “Facebook is huge”. That’s great, but how do you get started? Read More or consultancy by using their own Facebook profile. While it’s perfectly possible to have Facebook followers The Ins And Outs Of Followers & Following [Weekly Facebook Tips] The Ins And Outs Of Followers & Following [Weekly Facebook Tips] If you're not Facebook friends with a person, how can they see your updates on their home page? If someone is following you, how can you stop them? What is this following thing anyway? Facebook... Read More these days, it can lead to embarrassing moments (or you don’t set the post privacy settings correctly. It can also be a headache to manage on your own, and you don’t get the marketing insights about your following that Facebook Pages do. And on Facebook, the pages people like are promoted heavily to their friends, whereas the people they follow are not.

Facebook Pages can also be included in Interest Lists, and can be “Liked” by other pages. So, if you work with other businesses you can help to promote each other with a simple like. Facebook Profiles are limited to 5000 friends (followers aren’t limited), so you may need to swap to a Page if you’ve hit the limit. Also, if you’re promoting a business with your personal Facebook profile, you could risk having your account deleted.

There are lots of reasons to change.

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What Happens When You Convert A Profile?

Here are the essential points to note about a Profile-To-Page conversion:

  • All of your friends and followers will be migrated to fans of your new Facebook page.
  • Your username will become the username for your page (so all your links to your profile will point to the new Facebook Page).
  • Your name will become the Page’s name.
  • Your profile picture will become your page’s picture.
  • Your new page won’t show up in your follower’s interest lists.
  • You won’t be able to see personal messages from your old profile.
  • The updates and photos from your profile will not transfer to the page.
  • You will no longer be in any of the groups you’ve joined.

If you don’t want any of these points to happen, perhaps just create a new page and tell your followers about it. Better safe than sorry!

Steps To Take Before Converting To A Page

Before you convert your profile, be sure to follow these steps:

Facebook-Migrate-Profile-Page

If you have made a huge mistake in converting, the process can be reversed manually by Facebook. However, as it’s against the TOS to use a personal page for a business, they won’t reverse any Pages that look to be promoting a business. Be warned!

If you already have a Facebook Page as well as your profile that you’re migrating, you can then merge them together, as long as you are an admin of both pages and they are clearly for the same business. This means the names and addresses need to match. It will merge the Page with fewer likes into the Page with more likes, and photos and usernames will be lost in the process. Make sure you prepare for this!

Should You Convert Your Profile To A Page?

If your personal profile is not too business-like, it may be worth your while to keep your personal profile, create a new page and hope your fans eventually follow the new page. This is a process that will lose a lot of personal information. However, if you have used a personal profile for something that is clearly a business, you need to migrate before Facebook shuts down your account.

Have you migrated a Facebook Profile to a Facebook Page? What was the process like for you?

  1. Jerry D Flanigan
    October 2, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    It stinks because you can't be tagged on other peoples post like before and you can't be as personal. This is a big mistake for Facebook.

  2. B
    September 2, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Thank you for this helpful post. I know it's been 2 years but I have a question:
    If I convert my personal page to a fan page and merge it with my pre-existing fan page, will I have a timeline? How will I see what friends (and not pages) post or will I?
    Thank you.

  3. Sue
    August 28, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Hi has anybody found a solution to revert back from a page to a regular profile? I created a page by accident and now the 14 day countdown started. This is really annoying - I was reading through all the FB information tabs regarding business pages when I made one click thinking Ill get more information and just like that my profile has been changed to a page. I see no reverse button.
    Please help!!

  4. Liza IH
    August 27, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    What facebook just did to my personal page is terrible. I was locked out, received a fb message saying it appeared I was using my page for "business" (which never once occurred in any way, shape for form) or that I was "impersonating"! Then fb forced me to click through the converstion to a "business" page or else I would not regain access to my account! Apparently facebook can force individuals to convert their personal profile page into a "business" page even when the personal profile page was never once used as such in any way. I'm not "impersonating" myself, so they should fix this -- but -- so far no response whatsoever from facebook either on email or by phone. Any suggestions? I'm about to see if a reporter wants to hear about it.

  5. kgatl
    August 18, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    As per FBs guidelines I setup a page for business and then was locked out of the acct. I have emailed with them in circles! FB telling me profiles are for individuals, pages for business. The link was sent to convert it, I did and was once again locked out. Any suggestions? No, I don't have a personal acct and don't want one.

  6. muhammad sufyan
    July 23, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    when i tried to convert my id into page it is blocked.
    anybody gives me its solution

  7. Jency Lea
    July 13, 2016 at 3:35 am

    do you keep your personal page at all?

  8. Gavin Beldt
    June 22, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I did this and only 560 of my 4000 friends were migrated, any insight people?

    • pranto
      June 23, 2016 at 6:35 am

      contact me skype: pranto_mahadi I'll solve it:)

  9. Lakisha Thomas
    June 18, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    PLease Help I converted my page and I want to change it back

  10. Francis
    May 26, 2016 at 1:48 am

    after profile convert to page, does profile can still view? you can add more friend? please answer.. thanks

  11. LadyD
    May 14, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Hi guys! Thanks for sharing your experiences...I have the same issue...how about I remove my newly converted fanpage? FB wrote there's 9 days before it gets fully converter and I don't want to have my personal profile disabled....

    Do you think that I CAN DELETE MY FANPAGE without deleting my personal profile? Did anyone try to do that? What happened?

    Cheers!

  12. facebook181024195630126
    May 11, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I have the following SERIOUS problem:
    From 08.04.2016 we can not enter our business profile in Facebook and we are loosing money every day.
    It has happened after I have received a massage, that I have to convert my profile.
    https://www.facebook.com/????????-???????-?????????-589322944555998/?fref=ts
    into a facebook page , but I also have already one
    https://www.facebook.com/????????-?-?????-???????-?????????-166653655333/
    After all the steps, that I have done to convert the profile into a page I had to notice an admin for the new page.
    The problem is that I have never had a personal one ,only business-profile and page. That’s why I have created one:
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011676403218&fref=ts
    After all that i have recieved this massage:
    https://www.facebook.com/checkpoint/?next
    From this moment I have no access to my pages! I’m in a high season and making losses every day. I have tried to contact via help center and etc. Sending many massages without reply! I need as quick as possible new password or any instructions to have the access to my account urgently.
    Thank you in advance
    Cencerly Yours
    Silvia Taneva

  13. Paul Hogarth
    April 7, 2016 at 4:22 am

    So I started the process of today of creating a Facebook Page, and at first assumed that I can just convert my personal profile. But I really don't like the idea of losing my profile permanently, and besides -- my profile does not violate any rules. It is clearly me. I just want a separate Page so I can post things publicly that people who are not my friends can review & comment on.

    I went to Facebook Help Page to try to undo the conversion, but the link to get that information did not work. I complained in their Feedback form, but they even admit they might never read my message. What will happen after the 14 days? Will my profile disappear? HELP!! I made a mistake, and I want to undo it.

    Even if I wanted to go forward with the conversion, there are bugs in the system. I asked that they migrate all 4,000 of my friends -- but only about 1,600 of them have migrated to the new page. I also asked to migrate all my photos, but only a small silver of them migrated. As for keeping all my groups & likes? Forget it. Unless I go about it manually, I lose it all.

    I really want to start again from scratch, set up a separate Page and hope my friends start liking it. But I am afraid I made a mistake, and Facebook will do nothing.

    Paul Hogarth - http://www.facebook.com/paulhogarth

  14. Sabrina Pagani
    February 23, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I've the same problem, I've not asked to change my profile but now when I try to acces to my profile I only reach facebook business and I've not access to my profile .... Is it lost ?
    Please help !!! If someone has an answer about it.

  15. Bernice
    February 18, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    So I received a notification when I logged in that I need to convert to a page. However this is not my goal as I do support and am very much a person and not the business itself. Is there a way to bypass this or to keep my profile?

    I cannot log in at the moment. Please help...

  16. Khalid
    January 31, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Hi,

    I converted my profile about 20 days back but my friends have not been converted into pages likes yet. Pls help

    • Marius
      February 12, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Same here. Have you figured out a way?

      • Sean
        April 14, 2016 at 10:37 pm

        17 days waiting and still no friend has been converted. How long did you have to wait?

    • renee
      April 15, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Same here, no friends have converted into page fans. My Facebook rep is not responding to my question either. Anyone?

      • sean
        April 16, 2016 at 6:06 am

        still waiting.... 19 days

  17. dvdvjaan00@outlook.com
    January 27, 2016 at 8:33 am

    how to convert fb porfle

  18. Luis Stark
    January 22, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Hi, I ve been asked by FB to change my profile (photography site) to a page, but I dont want to, what happens to the old profile? (I cant access it anymore) it will be erased? or it will be stand by until I decide if I want to make the change to a page?? Thanks.

    • Jeff Childers
      February 5, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      This is my question. Have you found the answer?

  19. Vlad
    January 13, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    HELP!
    I've tried multiple times using the link to migrate and convert my profile into a Facebook profile page, but it's NOT WORKING. I've tried multiple browsers and emptied cache.
    One theory is that my personal profile was the same name of a page I already admin. So I change my personal profile's name, but still link doesn't work. Any tips?

  20. George
    December 21, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Hello friends.
    If I want to delete the new "business page" that I created through conversion it means that my old profile page will be deleted as well?!

  21. Kristina
    December 9, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I converted bend's profile to page 4 weeks ago, but nothing happened. Now I have 2 bend pages, and active profile. Profile friends didn't converted into page likes, and i'm not sure does it need more time to take conversion, or there is some problem? Help please ...

  22. Saladmaster
    December 8, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    I tried converting my fbook page as facebook instructed and when i would put my code in it would not take the code so facebook has blocked me out and now i can't see anything. Help!!!! Anyone know what I can do.

  23. Rob
    December 4, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    One further question. My personal page was not a business however, when I set it up I did not want it to be in my own name but the name of my YouTube channel because I wanted to use facebook to show my videos as an extra media outlet. I then thought maybe facebook would not let me use a persoanl page unless it was in my own name so tried to convert to a facebook page just in case they took the personal page down but as said in the previous comment all I have now is two pages in the same name one personal and one a facebook page.

  24. Rob
    December 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I converted my personal page to a facebook page following the facebook instructions but instead of my personal page being replaced by the facebook page I now have two pages the personal page and the facebook page in the same name. My friends from my personal page became "likes" and people are still requesting to be friends on my personal page and if I accept are added to my friends total but not to my facebook page. Really confusing as to why I still have the personal page as I thought that would disappear. No idea what to do now as it will not allow me to merge the two and no idea what page to use now.

    • Margie Korshak
      March 23, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      Rob - have you heard anymore about this problem!? I seem to be in the same predicament. I contacted Facebook about the duplicate pages, but all they replied with was "Thank you for alerting us to this problem." I would really love to know how to have just one Facebook account.

      • Rob
        March 23, 2016 at 8:03 pm

        Never found a solution and in the end deleted the auto created converted page and created a page with the name I wanted from scratch but just gave out a message to my friends that I was going to do that.

        • LadyD
          May 14, 2016 at 3:40 am

          Hi Rob,
          I have the same problem and I wonder - should I just remove the page I created by converting it from my profile?

          You know I am worried, that if I will do that, my personal profile will also be deleted....because I did a conversion from my personal profile.

          Can you tell me how the process looked like for you? You just converted the profile nto page, and then went into your newly created page's settings and simply delete it?

          Nothing wrong happened to your personal account?

          I did a mistake and I prefer to have personal profile rather than a page....I contacted Facebook dozens of times, but their reply does not make any sense...they send me back to HELP Center where's no answer to my issues.

  25. Hai
    November 26, 2015 at 6:06 am

    The problem is after the conversion was complete.but my profile isn't change.It only have creat a new page.help me pls

  26. Arishaba Enoth
    November 10, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    QTN: How can i make my facebook page or profile verified???

    • stambol
      November 16, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      How can i make my facebook page or profile verified???

  27. Arishaba Enoth
    November 10, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    thanks for the advice!

  28. Crestin Jessup
    October 26, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Please help, I did not find your page in time and i have converted or migrated with out knowing what was going to happen. Now my original profile is gone. Sick to my stomach. All my photos, post and so much more are gone. What can I do???

  29. Rose Niekrewicz-Winters
    September 6, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I just helped a friend convert their personal page to a business page. The problem is after the conversion was complete it won't allow me to add a person as an admin to the business page which seems very odd.... Is this because there's no personal page associated with the business page? How do I correct this? Thanks!

  30. Rodrigo Massa
    August 27, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I am having the exact same problem!! Did you find a solution for it?

  31. Paul Hamilton
    June 11, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Is anyone in face book land listening? I can not determine if my 4000 plus friends have been transferred to my new face book business page that I was forced to change to. A poor process in getting your customers to change the way they wish to use their facebook page. I was very happy before, now I feel ripped off. I see no answers on this page, just frustrated comments like mine. The business page is not as effective for communicating with customers ( I know this because I have both). Looking for alternatives.

  32. Renz Joe David
    May 12, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Will my comments on another user's picture or video still be there..?

    • Paul Hamilton
      June 11, 2015 at 6:31 pm

      This is what I read.Your profile picture will be used on your new Page, and all your friends will automatically become people who like your Page. None of your other content will be moved over. You'll still be able to log into Facebook with your current email address and password.
      Learn more or get started by choosing a Page type below:

  33. Tanmoy
    May 6, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Fb says this address not found please help me-...

  34. Cristina
    May 4, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Hi, I am trying to convert my facebook profile to a page but I am getting this error : An error has occurred while merging pages. This may be caused by your attempt to merge too many pages.

    I am not trying to merge any pages, I want to migrate my personal profile to a facebook fan page.

    I am used this link : https://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php?migrate

  35. lokesh cheenu
    May 1, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    i have changed my profile to a page
    now i wanna revert it back
    and want my old account back like a normal facebook account
    is there anyway in which i can do that
    can u please help me :/

  36. Karen
    April 22, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    I am having the error message also after they make you try to convert. This problem needs to be addressed, Small businesses are suffering!

    • Paul Hamilton
      June 11, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      I have the same problem and concerns as Karen. I was forced to convert and now I have lost my entire friend list and time line. extremely concerned.

  37. Angelita
    April 21, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Same things is happening to me! Help ????

  38. Claudia
    April 16, 2015 at 2:09 am

    at login facebook force me to conver to a page. but at the end state an error.
    how can i gt access to my other pages that still up but this profile was the way to get in.. ??? i dont care if a got back my profile what i want are the pages i managed....

    • lindsay
      April 21, 2015 at 1:58 am

      any luck with that? same thing is happening to me.

  39. unknown ?2
    April 15, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I am trying to convert private profile to facebook page, with no reason, and on the end
    there is an error. How to fix that ?

    • Ivan
      April 19, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      did you solve the problem ? if you did please tell me how

  40. Matt
    April 14, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Same thing happened to us. We have a profile which manages a page, and now after being forced to turn the profile into a page, we receive an error and now have no access to any of our facebook content at all. Just stuck on the 'convert your page' screen, which always results in an error.

    It is beyond my understanding as to how a company can make billions and yet have zero customer service or accountability.

  41. Lilly
    April 10, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Please HELP, I am trying to convert my profile (a business) to a page, Facebook won't let me log in to do this, it takes my straight to a "Convert Page" screen, but after going through all steps it says there was an error in converting my profile to a page. That's it, no help, or fix this, nothing. I created a personal profile to get into Facebook to try to get help but no luck. Can you help? I have tried several times over two days and need to reach my customers!

    • Greg
      April 17, 2015 at 12:10 am

      I am having the same problem.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • lindsay
      April 21, 2015 at 1:57 am

      just happened to me too. any luck with this?

  42. Khuzaifa
    April 10, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    hi i recently changed the name of my profile and whenever i migrate it says you have limited access to your account and i have to recoganize the pictures of my friend and have to change the password they say that someone accessed to your account but no one does. kindly tell me how can i migrate my profile to page and how long will it take!

  43. sergio
    April 10, 2015 at 2:31 am

    this is very annoying. i logged into my fb page and was greeted by the 'convert your profile to a page' notice. i already have a page for my business that i often use, and the account that has now been deactivated is now gone. why is this? how can i get it back? i have a lot of contacts and history on that page that i kind of need (conversations, photos, family memories, etc). is there a way to directly contact fb? i keep getting roadblocks to contact them.

  44. joyce
    April 2, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    I am trying to convert my profile page (which got closed today without warning!!) to a page - there is an error coming up everytime im trying to convert. When will this be fixed?? I am losing business as we speak!

    • Allison
      April 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Joyce this just happened to me. I get the error message as well. I'm trying to convert, it will not allow me! Did you get any luck????

  45. Pascal
    April 1, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    How do I import all my back up that I carried out from my friend page Angela that is described at the start of this article?

  46. Don't do this!
    March 29, 2015 at 2:13 am

    This is the worst thing I ever did. I don't have a personal page at all now, so have limited access to functionality. The new page has my members, but none of the old content, so I've lost years of data. I also don't have any newsfeed, because that was associated with my personal page which no longer exists.

    The porting process just hasn't worked well. Would be much, much better to just create a business page and encourage your friends across.

  47. Deborah J.Baird
    March 28, 2015 at 3:09 am

    Hey There....I want to change my profile to a business page or ministry page and the progress goes fine to a point...here is my problem..My profile page is in my personal name but my page I want to be Vessels of Honor Worldwide..The problem I run into is I get a notice that says name is not similar to try again..is there a way to change the name after I have converted profile to business page?

  48. Roman
    March 23, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Hi Angela. I have a FB profile and want to convert it to a page as a musician/band. The problem is, that i don't wanna use my real name, but a band name that is only one word. Does FB offer changing name DURING MIGRATION? I have close to 3000 friends, i know about 200 friend limit.. I was thinking changing my name first, and then starting migration but I don't think FB would allow me to use just one word as a name on my personal account, especially when it doesn't sound like my real name at all. If i migrate, request a name change after, and don't get approved, I will be screwed . Thanks a lot! Roman

  49. Keize
    March 23, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Hello,
    Good article. I'm considering converting my personal FB profile
    [ Facebook.com/OfficialKeize ] to a fan page. I already have a fan page [ Facebook.com/KeizeMontoya ] but it doesn't get near the same following as my profile.

    I already permanently locked in the url Facebook.com/KeizeMontoya to my fan page, so...
    If I convert my personal profile to a page & then merge the 2; It will merge to my unwanted url Facebook.com/officialkeize . How long before my desired url Facebook.com/KeizeMontoya becomes available again to claim. 14 days? or will it permanently be unavailable?

    If it's a possibility that I won't be able to reclaim my desired url then I won't risk converting. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks

  50. radullah shinwari
    March 22, 2015 at 5:56 am

    thats happen when i migrate my account :/

    plzzz help whats the sloution ??

    “Your account has limited access For security reasons, your account has limited access to the site for a few days

  51. radullah shinwari
    March 22, 2015 at 5:52 am

    I have a same problem kinjal Dass what should i do

  52. desicouture
    March 21, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Please help Facebook.
    I have converted my old profile to a page successfully and have a new personal profile.
    but it has not transferred my friends from my old profile to my new profile. and it now says my old profile no longer exist. is there anyway I can get my friends back from my old account.
    it seems this has happened to most people in this process. ???

  53. Little Queenies
    March 17, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    When we log in it says to convert our profile onto a page. We don't want! we want to see our friends' pics and be able to comment them or write to them! as a page you can't do it!
    But there is no option to say "no, I don't want", and we can't go furhter! we can't check our profile!! HELP please!

  54. Neil
    March 16, 2015 at 4:25 am

    I've made my personal page my fan page but how do I make a new personal page?

  55. Kinjal Das
    March 15, 2015 at 9:22 am

    i can post from my page but i wanted to migrate my profile to a page.but when i am trying to create a page during migration a message is showing----

    "Your account has limited access For security reasons, your account has limited access to the site for a few days. If you have any questions, please contact our Help Center. Close"

    1.why is this happening?
    2.how meny days to remove the "limited access" problem?
    3.how can i fix this?
    3.what should be my generel and security settings on my profile to fix this problem?

    N.B. i downloaded all of my oersonal data from facebook.i cleared all my catche,cookie,and browsing history from my browsers,used mozilla firefox,google chrome,internet explorer, dolphin browser,cm browser,uc browser and even three different computers and mobile also.i removed all of my apps from my profile and unblocked all the persons whom i blocked.i deactivated my account and reactivated it.i changed my password.i deleted all pages and groups i created but results are same.i reported this problem to facebook seven times but there is no reply.
    please help me.i want to migrate my profile which has 4934 friends at any cost.
    thank you.

  56. Kinjal Das
    March 15, 2015 at 9:14 am

    i can post from my profile but i wanted to migrate my profile to a page.but when i am trying to create a page during migration a message is showing----

    "Your account has limited access For security reasons, your account has limited access to the site for a few days. If you have any questions, please contact our Help Center. Close"
    (i have attached a screenshot at the end of this mail also)

    1.why is this happening?
    2.how meny days to remove the "limited access" problem?
    3.how can i fix this?
    3.what should be my generel and security settings on my profile to fix this problem?

    N.B. i cleared all my catche,cookie,and browsing history from my browsers,used mozilla firefox,google chrome,internet explorer, dolphin browser,cm browser,uc browser and even three different computers and mobile also.i removed all of my apps from my profile and unblocked all the persons whom i blocked.i deactivated my account and reactivated it.i changed my password.i deleted all pages and groups i created but results are same.i reported this problem on faebook seven times but there is no reply.
    please help me.i want to migrate my profile which has 4934 friends.

  57. Kawon
    March 13, 2015 at 4:05 am

    I'm so depressed .. My personal account has also turned into a page and I lost everything I built since 2008. My messages are all gone photos all gone and all my friends are gone to become likes !! Are there anyone who had successfully reverse a page back into their previous personal account before? I beg Facebook to reverse my account and I will limit my friends

  58. D
    March 12, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    question. My business was forced to do the whole merge/purge process with our business profile to the page. So I had to create additional profile to "manage/admin" the pages that the original profile was managing. This worked the way it was supposed to but the problem is that this original profile was the admin for all of our business pages and now 2 of our pages I no longer have admin rights to. Have you heard of a way to regain admin access to the pages?
    Thank you. ????

    • Zoe Hepworth
      March 19, 2015 at 9:23 am

      I have had the same experience this week. Really frustrating. Did you find a way round it?

    • Zoe Hepworth
      March 19, 2015 at 9:24 am

      Hi. Sorry, I mistyped the email address just now. I am experiencing exactly the same problem and wondered if you had a found a way round it yet? Thanks

    • D
      March 19, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      nothing yet. No response here yet either. We might be stuck in limbo.

  59. jayne mccool
    March 6, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Please help Facebook.
    I have converted my old profile to a page successfully and have a new personal profile.
    but it has not transferred my friends from my old profile to my new profile. and it now says my old profile no longer exist. is there anyway I can get my friends back from my old account.
    it seems this has happened to most people in this process. ???

    • Douglas Kyle
      March 9, 2015 at 3:49 am

      -- Click on a friends profile. Go to their Friends Page. When you see somebody you know, then click on Friend. Do this till you re-friend everybody. Sometimes you just have to re-build.

  60. Gauthier
    March 4, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Hi,
    Facebook request one of my profiles to be converted as a Page, but the process fails when asking for the password (which is correct).
    I think the real problem is that this profil is also the unique admin of another Page, so converting it would let the other Page admin-less.
    But I can't add another admin because Facebook force the converting process at login.
    Any idea to unblock this ?

    • Douglas Kyle
      March 9, 2015 at 3:46 am

      -- Cut your losses and run. Open up a new profile with a new email address. Go to friends profiles and open up their friends page. When you see somebody you know, then click on friend. Do this till you re-friend everybody. Make sure you use business names for Pages, and personal names for Profiles, so this doesn't re-occur. Just FYI, Douglas.

  61. Doug
    March 3, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    -- I am NOT a business. My account is set to Friends Only. Facebook wishes to change my Profile into a Page. I would have to rebuild years of stuff if that happens. Is there anyway to appeal this?

  62. Juan
    February 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Hi! I did all the process but I lost all the friends the profile had before. I already reported twice to Facebook and I don't get any response. Today is the second day we are "incommunicated" in facebook. Any suggestion?

    Thanks,

    • Douglas Kyle
      March 9, 2015 at 3:39 am

      -- Find one of your "Friends". Click on his "Friends Page". Click on Friend whenever you see somebody you know. Do this with various friends until you re-friend everybody. You pretty much have to figure out a way to just overcome when dealing with un-supported web sights.

  63. Mark
    February 24, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Hello, I have been using Facebook friends page as a business page and also had a fan page to help promote the business by generating likes however Facebook has now deleted my personal account leaving the fan page active but in limbo. Is there anyway of accessing my fan page to continue using this as a business account ? I need this page back it has taken a couple of years to build up to the stage it was at. Thanks

    • lindsay
      April 21, 2015 at 1:54 am

      any luck figuring this out? This just happened to me.

  64. Dartainian
    February 24, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Help! I started two groups on FB before they required me to convert - how do i get to be admin of them again? I don't seem to be able to do that.

  65. Wayne
    February 11, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Hi Angela, I was forced into migrating my profile into a page by facebook but it is still stuck in migration saying it is in process... it has been over 24 hours now...any ideas?

  66. Riccardo
    February 6, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Hi, I've converted my personal page to a business page, but, as you said above, I've lost all posts of my previous page. I need to take back those.
    Can you help me?! Thank you :-)

    • Angela Alcorn
      February 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      You could only really get those back if you reverted it to a personal profile. If you saved your data before the change then perhaps you could just re-create the important posts.

  67. Kay
    February 6, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    We've sent an email to the email addresses associated with your account. Please follow the instructions in the email to continue converting your personal account to a Page.

    When I am going to recive that mail?????

    • Angela Alcorn
      February 11, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Maybe they got filtered into spam? Or maybe you've turned off email notifications so it didn't send?

    • Damn lucky
      April 16, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      i've got the same problem.
      We've sent an email to the email addresses associated with your account. Please follow the instructions in the email to continue converting your personal account to a Page.

      what can i do ?

  68. PamS
    January 29, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I've successfully converted a profile to a new page, and now want to delete the old profile as it is confusing my iPad FB app and still posting to the old profile instead of the new Page. Will anything bad happen if I delete the old profile completely, or do I need to keep it dangling out there in order to keep the Likes that came over with it? Much appreciated!

    • Angela Alcorn
      January 30, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Well, you need to have a personal account to administer the page. Maybe it's best to go into your apps and delete all of them, thus disassociating your iPad from your personal account, then re-connect it. Maybe that will work?

    • AClark
      May 6, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      So what happens to the old profile that all your friends 'liked'? Will they still show in their 'Liked" list even though its been converted to a Page?

  69. Tshediso
    January 29, 2015 at 3:29 am

    I ve converted my personal account into Facebook page. Now I am regretting because I just wonder if ever I requests for a reversal will My Personal account be just like before because I have downloaded my Info?

    Please i need help I want my personal Account back because now my friends be saying I blocked them some are angry with me

    • Angela Alcorn
      January 29, 2015 at 10:19 am

      I presume in the process of converting to a page you made sure you had a new personal account that could control the new page. What's stopping you re-friending everyone with the personal account?

  70. AD
    January 20, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Tried to log on to FB this afternoon, only to be met with:

    "Convert Your Profile to a Page"
    "It looks like you’re using a profile to represent an organization, business, brand or public figure.
    Personal profiles are for individual people only and should include a real first and last name (ex: John Doe). Facebook Pages are similar to profiles, but offer more tools for an organization, business, brand or public figure to connect with people who might be interested in them. Learn more about Facebook Pages.
    In order to follow the Facebook Terms and better reach your audience, we’ll need you to convert your profile to a Page. The friends of your current profile will be transferred to your new Page as followers.
    If you have another Page that represents your business or organization, you will be able to merge it with your new Page. Before you get started, we recommend that you download your Facebook info."

    My FB profile has *never* been used as anything other than a personal profile page, and I haven't any idea why this is happening.

    Tried to reach someone at FB via several email addresses, no luck.

    Any ideas? I do NOT want to convert to a page and don't understand why I'd be requested to do this. :-(

    • Angela Alcorn
      January 29, 2015 at 10:18 am

      So sorry to hear this. I guess you just keep bugging whatever help channels you can.

    • Jess
      February 19, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Hi AD, I have got the same problem as you. Did you find a way of fixing it?

  71. Jennifer DaRosa
    January 18, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Angela. I am just starting a Real estate VA business and I was in the process of creating a page off my personal FB profile for this new business. But from what I am reading, converting my personal profile to a business page is the way to go. A couple of questions. First, once I do this, am I legally bound to never have another personal FB profile? I thought FB rules state you can not have 2 accounts. Second, once all my friends become likes, they will start receiving all my business alerts and whatnot. I hate to be annoying but I guess they can just choose to unlike? Thanks for writing this - Jen

    • Angela Alcorn
      January 29, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Well, technically you do need to have two personal accounts for a few moments when you convert as you will need a new personal profile to control the page. And yes, it will be a mess friending your actual friends over again and letting them know it's okay to un-like your page. But if you don't do it, Facebook will probably shut down your current personal account anyway (if you're using it for business).

  72. LandRiders7th
    January 1, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I've made this change and now I feel completely Isolated from everyone I knew. Looks like I'm stuck as a like page [._.]

    • Angela Alcorn
      January 1, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      Can't you go back and friend them all with your regular user account?

  73. Rakesh Netha
    November 20, 2014 at 5:46 am

    while im liking pages in facebook it is showing that
    " Your attempt to become a fan was not successful. Please try again "

    what i have to do now
    please help me

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