Facebook Launches Verified Pages and Profiles
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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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:

What do you think about Facebook’s latest feature? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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Janel Martinez

With a focus on news and the under 35 crowd, Martinez develops engaging, daily reports for BlackEnterprise.com. She also pens the blog, After School Daze: Life After Undergrad, where she delves into the day-to-day issues and concerns of recent graduates trying to adapt to life off campus. Prior to Black Enterprise, the Bronx, N.Y. native contributed to Latina, Latina.com, Honeymag.com, Syracuse Record and The Post-Standard. When she's not writing articles, the self-proclaimed travelista is on the prowl for her next excursion.   Martinez holds a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and sociology from Syracuse University.

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