Facebook Gets Verified Users

At long last, Facebook has decided to get on the verified bandwagon and start handing out the precious blue check marks to celebrity and high-profile business pages.

Facebook decided to take the leap and start verifying pages so that they could be sure the pages are who they say they are.  The new blue checkmark will appear in search results as well as next to the name of the verified persons on the page.fbFacebook hasn’t really given any information on how they’re going about verifying the users, but hopefully that will be revealed as the new system is developed more.

“A quick scan through Facebook shows that bands that appeal to Generation Y such as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Adele and Justin Bieber, get the check mark, but older musical icons such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Who are not yet verified,” says an article from ZDNet.

Facebook has said that it’s rolling these Verified Pages out to ” just a small group of prominent public figures (celebrities, journalists, government officials, popular brands and businesses) with large audiences,” and eventually will start bringing them to profile pages as well, according to TechCrunch.fb2Facebook does not allow pages to request a verification, it is completely up to them as to which pages are authentic or not. Twitter had done something similar where they had once offered verification upon request after 10,000 followers, but they don’t take requests anymore, either.

The badge for verified pages is active on Facebook as of now. You can check out celebrities on Facebook as they should be getting their little blue check marks and you will be able to see them when you visit their pages. Maybe, if you’re cool enough, you even have one of your own.


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Sydney Banks

Sydney Banks is one of the Social Media Coordinators at Customer Magnetism. She spends her days in the office strategizing social media content, managing ad campaigns, and generating reports. Away from work, she stays busy entertaining an active Golden Retriever and being a wife and mom. She is only slightly obsessed with Minions and it’s not unusual to see minion paraphernalia close by at all times.