How To Get Verified On Facebook | 2018


How To Get Verified On Facebook

When people say that everyone is on Facebook these days, it isn't far from the truth. There were nearly 1.45 billion daily active and 2.20 monthly users in March 2018. Getting verified on Facebook is just one way that, with so many other users out there, you can stand out in the crowd. There are plenty of reasons why people might want to have their account verified on Facebook. It might be something you might want to do too, so we've put together a guide on how you can get verified on Facebook, along will all the other info you need!

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What Does It Mean To Be Verified On Facebook?

While a large percentage of people, businesses, organizations, TV shows, movies, and other things have their own Facebook page, the vast majority are not verified accounts. So what does it mean to have a verified account? Essentially, getting verified is a confirmation that you are who you say you are.

For many people, being verified doesn't really matter because they're using a personal account to stay in touch with their friends and family, but for public figures, having another page claim to be you could be potentially damaging. They could write whatever they wanted and people might think you were making those claims. Being verified can prevent fraud and "protect the integrity of" your name.

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Why Should I Get Verified On Facebook?

There are plenty of reasons why someone might wish to get verified on Facebook. When you're a writer, actor, singer, or some other public figure, your name is a brand. Having a verified Facebook page gives you a sense of credibility and authenticity. If someone searches your name, brand, or company in a search engine, being verified on Facebook puts you higher in the results, making it much easier for people to connect with you. People love being able to connect with others both in person and online and social media is the quickest way to connect them with your work. Some people also get verified just because they can!

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How To Get Verified On Facebook

Now that you know why you should get verified on Facebook, we will tell you how to go about doing it. (Thankfully, it's more simple than it sounds!) According to Facebook, only certain people, including the media, journalists, government officials, celebrities, sports companies, popular brands, and businesses. Keep in mind that profiles can't be verified on Facebook, only pages can.

  1. Find Settings at the top of your Page and click it.
  2. Under General Settings, click on the Page Verification button.
  3. Click the Verify This Page button.
  4. It will ask you to enter your phone number, country and language. Do so.
  5. Click on the Call Me Now button. Facebook will call you with a verification code.
  6. Enter the code. Click continue.

Pages can also be verified with a business document. All you have to do instead is click Verify This Page With Documents Instead and upload a photo of a document with your business' name and address on it.

Facebook will then review your verification request and let you know in a few days!