Facebook Brings Verified Badges for Profiles and Pages

Facebook officially brings the verified badges for Facebook profiles and pages of popular celebrities. The verified feature currently is US only. Facebook joins the likes of Twitter and Google+ who show similar verified symbols to indicate a popular profile.

Have you noticed a small, white and blue check mark symbol on some popular Facebook pages recently? If not, head to the official Facebook page of Barack Obama, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez or any other popular celebrity. You will notice a small white and blue check mark symbol indicating that they are verified pages.

Yesterday, Facebook rolled out these special verified badges would show up on popular profiles and pages. This move is to prove that those profiles are the original ones and not a fake ones. Just like Twitter’s policies and now Google+, these Facebook verified badges won’t be given to any normal Facebook user.

At the moment this feature seems to be only available to US based users.


But the recent updates show that, Facebook people with a relatively large subscriber base seem to get verified.

It is good that Facebook is adding verified symbols to very popular profiles and pages. This has clearly helped resolve confusion over fake and real profiles on Twitter so it should be helpful similarly on Facebook.

Do you think Facebook is trying to hard to become like Twitter? Do drop in your comments.

Related: Google+ gets Twitter like verified sign for celebrities


Himadri Saha June 2, 2013

This is interesting. I think Facebook should provide these facilities to all over the world. Nice share.

Arun Sathiya June 5, 2013

This will be brought to the rest of the world soon, Himadri. 🙂