Facebook Verified Pages & Profiles for Celebrities, Brands, Journalists

By 30-05-2013   FacebookSocial Media

Facebook has started rolling out verified Facebook profiles and pages for celebrities, brands and even journalists. Now when you see a blue check mark beside a Facebook name or page, it indicates that Facebook has verified the authenticity of the page or profile that it belongs to the real person, which the Facebook profile or brand claims to be.

Fans of celebrities or popular brands often create multiple pages and profiles representing them, but it confuses fans who wish to interact with the official or real person. To avoid this confusion many social media sites allow you to get verified Twitter profiles and verified Google+ pages and put a tick beside the verified persons or brands.

Facebook Verified Profiles

verified facebook profile

Its good that Facebook introduced verified profiles, as impersonation and fake Facebook profiles are rampant. Though I am sure Facebook does make efforts to remove these fake profiles, especially after people report them, still a simple search on Google does reveal multiple fan pages and even personal profile for celebrities.

While I feel celebrities will be happy to see more fan pages devoted to them, they would also like to interact with fans on their official pages, and not let them be misled by wrong news, indecent discussions or inappropriate photos posted there.

Which Profiles get the blue badge? Facebook says currently they are distributing blue tick badges to celebrities, journalists, government officials, popular brands and businesses.

How do people get the verified badges? Facebook checks authenticity that the page represents the actual popular brand or notable person and decides to give the verified badge.

How can you apply for a verified Facebook Profile? There is currently no way to apply to Facebook to get a verified profile.

10 comments on “Facebook Verified Pages & Profiles for Celebrities, Brands, Journalists

  1. Rudd says:

    Glad to see Facebook finally introduced this feature, although Twitter has introduced this long time ago. Lately, I’ve seen rising amount of fake pages using celebrity and company identities to gain more likes. This is really bad especially if those pages scam the users or do anything that can give a bad reputation to the celebrity or company.

  2. JC says:

    Thanks for the heads up, I didn’t realise Facebook was verifying names & brands until now!

  3. robin says:

    Nice, if they start this type of verifying names & brands then people save from fake people and brands. thanks a lot.

  4. Alok says:

    Its really tough job to verify Celebrities, most of them may not want to reveal there identity. however fake account should be removed.

  5. Patrick says:

    I love this idea of profile and pages verification. Many people had been a victim already of having their fake identities in facebook without them knowing it and the bad thing in that case is that the fake users are trying to put them down and doing dome things that the real person are not actually doing such things.

  6. máy nén says:

    Your article is very good. It is very useful for work and my life. Thank you for sharing this article.

  7. Ratul says:

    It will save people from liking fake celebrities profiles. Nice of you to make us know about this.

  8. Prashant says:

    Great to know about this. Now we can get to like real profiles of celebrities and brands..

  9. jaysmith says:

    Thanks for the heads up, I didn’t realise Facebook was verifying names & brands until now
    Thank you for sharing this article.

  10. Asker says:

    It is a perfect way to improve Facebook stream on users wall. Verified pages have much higher reach. In my experience I see almost all posts of verified pages I liked. It would be interesting to know the reach of these pages.

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