Yes, accidentally – I came across this URL from where we can claim an user name for Facebook account. (Later found that it is available in their Help section as well). Once obtained, we can use this username to log in to Facebook account, receive & send emails using USERNAME@FACEBOOK.COM
This is useful for everyone who failed to claim & get Facebook username when they made it available for limited time or couldn’t find it on new system which can be obtained if by clicking on Messages on left hand side navigation of Facebook account to set-up Inbox.
For any reason if it failed to show pop-up message to get Facebook’s new features & email
To set up a free @facebook.com address, go to your Messages view and click the “Claim your Facebook email” link.
How to claim Facebook username?
- Log-in to your Facebook account.
- Copy-paste or type the following in browser’s address bar: http://www.facebook.com/username/
- Facebook will present you with many pre-defined username options. Click ‘more’ to use your own custom option if you didn’t like the ones Facebook suggested.
- Check availability to find out if it is available.
- Confirm & Enjoy.
The Facebook username can be set only once and cannot be modified for again. So choose wisely as it’s going to stick with you forever 🙂