What’s the difference between a Facebook PROFILE and a PAGE?

Taken from Facebook’s official article on the topic:


Each person has one account and login information. Each account can have a personal timeline and manage multiple Pages.

Personal timelines:

  • Timelines are for individual, non-commercial use.
  • Timelines represent individual people and must be held under an individual name.
  • You can follow Timelines to see public updates of people you’re interested in but aren’t friends with.

Facebook Pages:

  • Pages look similar to personal timelines, but they offer unique tools for connecting people to a topic you care about, like a business, brand, organization or celebrity.
  • Pages are managed by admins who have personal timelines. Pages are not separate Facebook accounts and do not have separate login information from your timeline.
  • Pages provide insights to help admins understand how people are interacting with the Page.
  • You can like a Page to see updates in News Feed about brands you care about.


It’s also a violation of our terms to use a personal account to represent something other than yourself.  Luckily if you’ve been using your profile for your business or rescue, Facebook offers an easy way to convert your profile into a page.  Although the only things that will get transferred over will be your profile picture, username, and all your friends and followers, you do have the option of downloading the rest of your Facebook content to a file.  You’ll then have to create a personal profile to appoint as admin of that page.