Facebook one of the most used social media platform used worldwide. We use it to communicate with friends, share photos, and engage with a large number of audiences through various branded/celebrity/meme pages. If you are a notable person or even own a small business, you can get your Facebook page verified so that people can differentiate between a fake account and your authentic account. Using the Verification badge you can also avoid losing your followers and you can promote your business more efficiently.
So, Let’s see how you too can verify your Facebook Page.
1. Verification Badges
There are two types of verification badges:-
- Blue verification badge:
It looks like a small white checkmark in a blue circle. If you are/represent a public figure, media company, or large brand, you can get the blue verification badge.
To be eligible for the coveted blue checkmark, your Facebook page or profile must comply with Facebook’s terms of service and be complete.
The pages or profiles without a cover photo, a profile photo, a name that follows Facebook’s guidelines, and posts will not be granted a blue verification badge.
- Grey verification badge:
It looks like a grey checkmark in a grey outlined circle. It is easier to obtain. If you are a smaller or local business/organization, you can apply for the gray verification badge.
Also, your Facebook page must have “Follow” enabled.
Related: Facebook Statistics
2. Increase the Chances
Let us have a look at some tips and tricks to increase the chances to get your Facebook page verified:
After applying for verification if you advertise your content, it will make your page look more authentic and it will attract more likes and comments.
The costs of advertising are between $5 and $10 per day, depending on the target audience.
Whether you have a personal page or a business page, you should link the website that is representing you or your business to your Facebook page. This will increase your Facebook page’s authenticity and legitimacy. Also, link other social media accounts, like your Twitter to your Facebook page. It can help your page look authentic.
No matter what type of page you have, you should always focus on your page’s authenticity rather than the number of followers. Facebook itself, primarily focuses on authenticity and not the followers. Sometimes, pages with even less than 3,000 followers get verified if they’re authentic.
- Provide info:
Give as much information as possible prooving the page authentically represents you or your business. Post news articles and publications related to you or your business. You can also post somewhat personal photos of yourself that only you could have taken to show that its really you who is using your account. Also, keep your account up to date.
- Facebook Mentions:
For verifying your personnel page you must have this app. You can download it from Playstore/AppStore. This app essentially turns you into a topic on Facebook. Also, you can search and track any mentions of yourself.
Now, let us get into the process of getting the verification badges.
3. Process of Getting Verified on Facebook
- Business page:
As Facebook says, if your account represents an organization/business, you’ll need a copy of a phone or utility bill, a certificate of formation, articles of incorporation, or tax exemption documents. Also, you need to include a few sentences explaining why the account should receive the verified badge and relevant URLs that help illustrate the account’s notability.
1) Login with your account.
2) Click “Settings” at the top of your Facebook Page.
3) Select and open the General menu, click on Page Verification.
4) Click “Verify this Page”, and then click “Get Started”.
5) You will get the option for an “instant or more detailed verification process”.
Using “Instant verification” you get the option to have Facebook call you on the phone number you have listed on your business Page. Facebook will send you a verification code, which you need to enter in the box provided. Then Facebook will award you with the verified checkmark you are eligible for.
6) In the “detailed verification” option click on “Verify this Page with documents instead”.
7) Upload a clear photo of your documents.
8) Once Facebook receives your request (verification code or documents) they will review and either confirm or deny your request. This process may take 48 hours to 45 days.
For Blue badge verification, you can also use this process:-
1) Go to the verification request form.
2) Login with your account.
3) Enter your details and provide the documents.
4) Tap send.
- Personal page:
For personal pages follow the above process. However, make sure your Facebook page is public and has been created under some professional category such as writer, comedian, actor, etc.. Also make sure to link your professional website. For verifying your personal Facebook page it is necessary to have your own website.
Documents that can be used for your personal page verification.
- Driver’s License
- State-Issued ID card
- Birth certificate
- National identification card
Note:- If your request is denied, it’s alright, you can submit a new request in 30 days.
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