Facebook Profile vs. Facebook Page

What is the difference between a Personal Facebook Profile and a Facebook Business Page?

Profiles” are for personal, non-commercial use only. They represent individuals and must be held under an individual’s name. “Pages” are for professional or official use, and allow an organization, business, celebrity or brand to maintain a presence on Facebook. You may only create Facebook Pages to represent real organizations of which you are an authorized representative.

In addition, Pages are managed by admins who have personal Facebook Profiles. Pages are not separate Facebook accounts and do not have separate login information from your personal account. They are merely different entities on our site, similar to how Groups and Events function. Once you have set up a Business Page via your Personal Profile, you may add other admins (profiles) to help you manage this Page. People who choose to connect to your Page won’t be able to see that you are the Page admin or have any access to your personal account.

 Facebook Help Center > Page Basics > How are Pages different from personal timelines?

Updated on October 26, 2018

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