the Page vs Profile.
Sometimes when your profile gets flooded with Friendship requests and messages. This is a good gesture that you are know quite famous (If you are doing something productive especially for the community). But when you feel that you are having difficulty to handle all of this then its the best time to change your Facebook Profile into a Page. But before doing that you must know the following things:
- Your all Facebook Friends will be Converted into your Page Likes
- Your Page name will be your Profile name and its compulsory
- Your all Photos will be Deleted except the Profile Photo and the Cover Photo.
- Your all wall posts will be deleted.
- Your all messages will be deleted.
- You will loose your Developer account (If you have developed any Facebook Application)
- You will loose the control of groups either you are member or the administrator.
- You will not access to the Pages you previously own. (Its really a very good thing)
Yesterday I decided to Migrate my Facebook Profile to the Page. I took 3 weeks to decide whether I should do this or not because I was not much sure about outcomes I summarized above. Now I think I made the right decision. Before migrating your Facebook Profile to the Page don't forget to do the following things:
Archive your Account:
Facebook allows you to download the almost whole data of your Facebook account which can be very helpful to archive your account. Data that is included in the download can be found here on the Facebook Help Page. Before Migrating your Profile to the Page it is highly recommended to download all your Facebook stuff including timeline Photos, Videos, Messages etc.
Assign New Admin to your Apps:
You will lost your Facebook developer account when you will migrate your account. So If you have developed any Facebook app for your any project then make sure to shift it to your partner's account and he must be a trusted one. Otherwise make a separate account for this. You can change the App role in your App settings.
You don't to be worried about the Facebook Pages because they will not be deleted during migration.
After Migration the two issues which I faced are following:
My Tweets are not being Posted on my Facebook Page
I was using the Twitter's Facebook Application to automatically posts my tweets on the my Facebook Profile but when I converted it into the Page it stopped working. I'm chiefly a twitter user and it was too much convenient for me to stay in touch with my audiences on both social networks at a time. I searched the solution and here I found it Post Tweets on Facebook Page
I want "Notes" On Facebook Page But Where is it?
I want to have notes in the Facebook Page so that I can write long posts separately but it was missing in the panel. It was not tough to find it. You just have to go to settings>Apps and you will find it there. Add this app to your Facebook page. To use it, come back to your page and click on More in the navigation tab.
After completing the migration, don't forget to update the information about the page including bio, website and description.