I want to remove (not change) my Facebook username, so that my profile page should be accessible from my ID number. Is this even possible?


In addition to the answer provided by Chris, an easier way to get your ID is to enter the URL:


This will provide you with your ID which you can use with the URL as mentioned by Chris.


  • I'm currently getting a "(#803) Cannot query users by their username (usernamehere)" error message when trying this method. – galacticninja Jun 16 '15 at 9:57

I can't see an option to remove the name, but you can recover your user id and generate a URL from that. It's a bit convoluted, but if you go to a friends profile page you'll see a link

See friendship

this will have an URL of the form:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=[id number 1]&and=[id number 2]

From experimentation it seems that [id number 1] is your number. Though if you find a friend that hasn't set a profile name for themselves it will be easier to spot. Then you can create the url:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=[id number 1]


You cannot remove your username. Once you have a username the only options are

  • Start a new account (most likely you don't want that)
  • Change to a new username (you can only do this once)

Account Settings

A third possible (rare) option would be that a Business/entity decides to claim ownership of your username as Facebook reserves the right to reclaim usernames.