A much awaited feature from Facebook which would help some business and public figures is the Profile to Business Page migration tool that has been recently released by Facebook. Using this tool, you can convert your Facebook profile to a Business Page.
This tool would really be helpful to Business owners who have accumulated a lot of friends in their profile. So instead of creating a Page and starting from 0, they can convert all their friends into fans.
If you have decided to convert you Profile into a Facebook page, do consider the following points:
- Your Profile photo would be transferred to the Page
- All other information like album photos and likes will disappear once migrated
- Download your Profile Information before you migrate
- If you have more than 100 friends, you can not rename the Page
This tool might not be useful for most of them but it will surely prove good for public figures and business owners. Facebook has set a friend limit of 5,000 for all users, so business owners who have reached this level can surely convert their profile into a business page and connect with more people around the Globe.
A disadvantage is that users who were your friends will not be notified that their friendship has been converted into like. Moreover, this migration is irreversible. So once you have converted your Profile into a Business page, you can not revert back to your Profile.
What do you think about this new tool released by Facebook? Do let me know.