Is Facebook jokinâ€™ Twitterâ€™s style?
Social media giant Facebook launched verified pages and profiles on Wednesday. The latest feature, which places a blue and white check mark symbol beside the ownerâ€™s name on the social network, is designed to give high-profile accounts (think: celebrities, journalists, government officials, popular brands and businesses) extra social cred with the verification.
Similar to verified accounts on Twitter, Facebook users cannot request to have theirs verified. Itâ€™s not a feature thatâ€™s offered to everyone. Â If the social media site (continues to) follow in Twitterâ€™s footsteps, Facebook will reach out to you if your account is subject to verification.
The signature check mark will appear beside an individualâ€™s name in search results, and anywhere else on Facebook where the name appears.
The verified Facebook pages and profiles started rolling out on Wednesday. See what the Twitterverse had to say about Facebookâ€™s latest addition:
Facebook now does verified profiles! Good for them. Important people, getchu a piece. The rest of us will be on the sidelines. lol
â€” Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) May 29, 2013
didnt know they did that! RT @nickiminajchart: Nicki Minaj is one of the first celebrities to be verified on Facebook.
â€” BossLadyVERIFIED(@tamikanewhouse) May 30, 2013
â€” Wayne Sutton (@waynesutton) May 30, 2013
â€” Anthony Quintano (@AnthonyQuintano) May 29, 2013
#protip: If you want to get verified on Facebook, tweeting about it probably won’t help.
â€” Craig Kanalley (@ckanal) May 29, 2013
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