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What is the difference between a business Facebook page and a personal Facebook profile?

This is from a section on Facebooks official policy (on difference between profile and pages):

"Facebook profiles are meant to represent a single individual. Organizations of any type are not permitted to maintain an account under the name of their organization. We have created Facebook Pages to allow organizations to have a presence on Facebook. These Pages are distinct presences, separate from user profiles, and optimized for an organization’s needs to communicate, distribute information/content, engage their fans, and capture new audiences virally through their fan’s recommendations to their friends. Facebook Pages are designed to be a media rich, valuable presence for any artist, business or brand.

If you create a profile for your business, your account may be disabled for violating our Terms of Use. If you have questions about how to best leverage your Facebook Page, please check out our Insider’s Guide or FAQ."


Business accounts:

  • Are used to manage Pages and ad campaigns
  • Can't be found in search, send or receive friend requests or build apps
  • Can see public information about other people on Facebook, but can't interact with those people except as a Page
  • Don't have a personal profile tied to them

Personal accounts:

  • Used to connect with people you know in real life
  • For individual, non-commercial use
  • Can connect with other people, join groups or play social games