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There are too many people who generally wonder that how a blue check mark appears on a profile or a page on sites like Twitter. Many persons related to business, brand or a job that need publicity on social media want that same blue check box. Check box tells users that page or profile is ‘Verified’ which means more like and more trust of users. It is a very important factor for the popularity and authenticity of a brand.
Facebook has introduced the same feature to show that whether a page is verified or not. There are number of same name pages or account for any celebrity, public figure or for any business, so Facebook has taken a serious step to isolate an original & official page from all other similar pages. This verification sign is a representation that the page or profile you are visiting to, officially represent someone or a property related to somebody. Facebook verifies pages according to their online and offline presence.
If you are really famous personally and well known public figure, then it will be very easy. Generally Facebook verifies pages for celebrities and public figures easily as compare to brand, pages related to website. So verification just depends on luck and popularity. For any famous celebrity you can’t get page verified until you are authorized representative or that celebrity manually submit a request. Here is the process that will give you an insight about how to start a verification process for yourself or a brand that you own.
A verified Profile Page on Facebook
According to this new option pages and profiles are claim to be Official and verified via Facebook. You may observe a blue coloured Badge juxtapose to the name on official pages & profiles.
Facebook provides four types of page or profile which are as follows-
- Media & related to Journalism
- Government Officials
- Popular Brand or Businesses
These are four categories whose pages and profiles are claimed by Facebook based on their popularity. If you are an official representative or a well established brand, then there is no need to submit any type of request to Facebook. They automatically claim your page as verified depends on some details and minimum requirements mention by Facebook.
Facebook page Verification Process
Facebook does not have any request form to verify. This is absolutely an automatic process which is done from side of Facebook. In future, for verification process, you have to make some changes in your Profile or Page as-
- Your page should be officially represent your local business or any personality and have some popularity on Facebook.
In Facebook verification process your page or profile must have minimum details like ‘About us’ & ‘Impressum’ because if you add full details accurately then Facebook automatically checks your provided information. If they find your page or profile details accurate and helpful then to verify your page, Facebook adopts the following process.
- Link to Your Profile or Page from official website and also link website on your page or profile.
- Check your status and presence on www.
In about section one must add significant long and short description, keywords that represent your business, Email, Website, Products with accurate business correspondence and other essential details in page info tab.
These are some tips which help you to get verified if your profile or page is official. Facebook doesn’t give any guarantee about all pages to get verified because it depends on the popularity and originality. Generally it takes almost 40-50 days after adding info to get verified if Facebook approved your account or page.
Submit request manually
Recent Facebook updates this service so that you can submit requests for verification badge. As many users are cheated by fake agents and agencies so finally Facebook decided to introduce a request form for normal users to submit request for verification.
- Open the form from that account in which you are admin.
- Select the page and upload ID proof and verification letter officialy signed by celebrity or by the business owner.
- Business and websites based requests are not currently accepted.
- You will receive an e-mail from Facebook team about verification status in 24 to 28 hours approximately.