Written byJulia Cohen
Posted 24 days ago
There’s been a lot of talk recently around the “blue tick” badge that appears across social platforms to show a user is verified. Now that Twitter has led the way in making verified badges paid-for, rather than free, questions have arisen as to how you can get verified and whether it’s actually worth it. In today’s toolkit, we’ll talk specifically about how to get verified on Facebook, and explore how much it costs, whether it’s worth it, and what the benefits are.
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How many followers do you need to get verified on Facebook?
Before you can get verified, you’ll need to meet a certain threshold when it comes to followers, just like you would on any other social media platform. For Facebook, you have to have 500 followers to get verified.
Can anyone get verified on Facebook?
Most people can get verified on Facebook in theory, as long as they have 500 followers, but there are a few more things you’ll need. Here’s what you’ll need:
- A following of 500 or more.
- A page that represents a real person or business.
- A complete profile (your about me, contact details etc. should all be filled out)
- You’ll be more likely to get your application approved if you are a notable person/business or are ‘known’ for something in particular, however anyone can get verified.
Do you need a business account to be verified on Facebook?
Yes, in order to get verified on Facebook, you need to have a business account or a verified personal account. Facebook verification is intended for businesses, organizations, and public figures to confirm their authenticity and legitimacy on the platform. The verification badge appears as a blue checkmark next to the page or profile name.
To apply for verification on Facebook, go to your page or profile settings, and click on “Request Verification.” You’ll be asked to provide some basic information about your business or organization, including a government-issued ID, business documents, or articles of incorporation, depending on the type of account you have. Facebook will review your application and may ask for additional information before granting verification. It’s important to note that verification is not guaranteed, and Facebook has specific criteria that must be met before a page or profile can be verified.
How do you create a business account on Facebook?
To create a business account on Facebook, follow these steps:
- Go to facebook.com/business and click on the “Create a Page” button.
- Choose the type of page you want to create—either a business/brand page or a community/public figure page.
- Fill out the basic information for your page, including the page name, category, and description.
- Add a profile picture and cover photo for your page. These should be visually appealing and representative of your brand.
- Customize your page by adding additional information such as a bio, hours of operation, contact information, and links to your website and other social media profiles.
- Start creating content for your page by sharing updates, photos, videos, and other posts that are relevant to your audience.
- Build your audience by inviting people to like your page, promoting your page on other social media platforms, and engaging with your followers.
Creating a business account on Facebook is free and relatively straightforward. Once your page is set up, you can start leveraging Facebook’s powerful marketing tools to reach your target audience and promote your brand.
How do you get the blue check on Facebook?
To apply for verification, you’ll need to fill out a form, which you can access here. When you apply, you should have relevant documentation to prove that you are who you say you are, as well as any supporting evidence that can help prove that your account is notable – this could include your website, portfolio, or other social accounts.
Does it cost money to get verified on Facebook?
While getting verified on Facebook used to be free, the platform recently announced that it would start charging for verification. The new cost is $12 a month for the web version, and $15 a month for mobile and the subscription is called “Meta Verified.”
Do you get paid for being verified on Facebook?
You will not get paid for being verified on Facebook, you will have to pay in order to be verified.
What are the benefits of being verified on Facebook?
Now that users have to pay in order to be verified on Facebook, a lot of people have started questioning whether or not it is actually worth it. Let’s take a look at the pros of being verified on Facebook:
- If you have a verified account, it automatically shows that you or your business is the real deal. It stops potential fraudsters from making fake accounts or trying to impersonate your page, making it clear that your account is legit.
- Verified pages tend to show up higher in search results, so, if someone is specifically looking for you, or an account in your niche, they’ll find you first, increasing your potential for more followers.
- People are more likely to follow verified accounts because it communicates that the page is an expert, or the account holder has some sort of expertise. This is more psychological, but if a page has a verified badge, others are more likely to follow it, as it seems trustworthy, and appears ‘recognized’ by the social media platform.
Now that you know how to get verified on Facebook, you can decide whether getting the blue badge is right for you. To get the most out of your social media accounts and uplift your performance, sign up for a free trial with Flick, below!
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