Hard as we may try to deny,  we would all love to have a Facebook verified badge. However, that prestige is only available to a select few who meet some criteria Facebook have put in place.

We will look at these requirements to guide you on what to do if you ever want to have your account verified.

1. Page Authenticity

Facebook examines whether a page represents a real person, registered business or entity.

2. Page Uniqueness

To get a Facebook verified badge, a page should be the only presence of a person or business. Only one Page or profile per person or business may be verified, except for language-specific Pages and profiles. General interest Pages and profiles are ineligible for verification (example: Puppy Memes).

Facebook verified badge

3. Must be complete

A page seeking a Facebook verified badge must have an about section, Page or profile photo and recent activity, including at least one post.

4. Notable

A page must represent a well-known, often searched person, brand or entity. Pages and profiles that are featured in multiple news sources are frequently reviewed. However, paid or promotional content is not considered as a source for review.

If a page or profile doesn’t meet the criteria for a verified badge, there are other ways to let people know it’s authentic. For example, you can link to it from an official website, Instagram profile or Twitter account.

Ultimately, all pages and profiles are also expected to follow Facebook’s terms of service and community.

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