May 30, 2013 by Abhay
After the ‘Follow’ feature, Facebook mimics the ‘Verified’ pages and profiles feature from the popular social networking website Twitter.
This feature is quite similar to the Twitter’s verification system and a blue circle with a tick (the “blue badge”) is placed right next to the name of the verified page or profile. This feature allows people to make sure that they are following the correct celebrity or company.
According to the Facebook’s help center,
What’s a verified profile or page?
Some well-known public figures and Pages with large followings (ex: celebrities, journalists, government officials, popular brands and businesses) are verified by Facebook as having an authentic identity. You’ll see a blue badge next to their names. Hover over the blue badge on a verified profile or Page to learn more.
We verify profiles or Pages to help you be sure that they are who they claim to be. Keep in mind that not all authentic profiles and Pages are verified and that you can’t request to have your profile or Page verified. You can report fake accounts that are impersonating you, your business or your brand.
We think that this will be a really useful feature to avoid liking and following various pages of the same artist or company, and get only official updates from the verified pages. But as quoted above, no one can apply to get a Facebook page or profile verified.
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