“How do I turn my Facebook profile into a Facebook Timeline fan page?” is one of the most common questions I receive from business owners. Before Facebook had pages specifically designed for brands, many businesses created a personal profile for their company, which is now a violation of Facebook’s Terms and will result in the profile being disable. Scary, right?!
Luckily, there is now a way to migrate the old company profile into a company page. Keep in mind that the only things you will be able to migrate from the old profile to the new page are the profile pictures and friends, which will now become likes. It is a bit of a bummer that you will lose all the history on your profile, however this is still much better than the alternative of losing the entire profile completely. I highly advise that you download your Facebook information before migrating the profile to a page, so you maintain an archive of things like comments, messages and photos.
So how do you turn a Facebook profile into a Facebook page? Simply follow these steps:
1. Log into the company profile.
2. Go to this link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php?migrate
3. Follow the Facebook prompts.