Facebook Launches New Feature: Verified Pages

Social media juggernaut unveils verified pages and profiles

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Is Facebook jokin’ Twitter’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 owner’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. It’s not a feature that’s offered to everyone.  If the social media site (continues to) follow in Twitter’s footsteps, Facebook will reach out to you if your account is subject to verification.

The signature check mark will appear beside an individual’s name in search results, and anywhere else on Facebook where the name appears.

Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has a verified account, along with President Obama, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, among other prominent figures.

The verified Facebook pages and profiles started rolling out on Wednesday. See what the Twitterverse had to say about Facebook’s latest addition:

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