Facebook has more than 2.27 billion unique monthly active users as of January 2019 alone. Its popularity has led to outstanding media coverage for the social media company, including significant scrutiny over privacy and the psychological impacts it has on users. It’s by far the biggest and most significant social media platform. So being officially verified on Facebook is very important for your business or brand.
Before you progress to submit your verified badge request, you may need to refer to the well-known reasons why Facebook rejects your verification requests.
There are two kinds of verification on Facebook;
- Blue verification badge and
- Gray verification badge
1. How to get a blue verification badge on facebook
The facebook blue verification badge is meant to inform people that a page or profile of public interest is authentic. It’s applied to eligible brands, public figures and media organizations. Eligibility for the facebook blue verification badge is solely based on a variety of factors, such as account completeness, public interest and policy compliance.
Before you decide to request for the blue verification badge, your facebook page or profile must fully comply with Facebook’s terms of service and have the following details:
- A cover photo
- A profile photo
- A real name that follows Facebook’s guidelines
- Content posted to the Facebook account
- “Follow” allowed (profiles only)
You can then present a request by filling out this form.
You will be asked to submit a copy of your official government-issued photo identification (example: national identification card, passport, driver’s license, ) to validate your request. And supplementary information to help them better review your application. Please include a few sentences explaining to Facebook why the account should receive the blue verification badge and relevant URLs that help demonstrate public interest for the account. You will receive a notification once we evaluate your request. Please don’t present more than one request for your account. For rejected requests, you can submit a new badge request after 30 days.
Requirements for Politicians, Law Enforcement, City Governments, and Elected Officials
Law enforcement officers
Everyone who manages the official page must turn on two-factor authentication for their Facebook profiles
The page name must incorporate the word “Government” to avoid any confusion with a physical location
The Facebook page name can include a government title or an abbreviation, such as MP, mayor, senator, representative, etc
The page name can’t combine “for parliament,” “for [your country],” etc
The page category also must be set to Politician.
The page name must hold a government title or abbreviation, such as MP, mayor, senator, representative, etc
The page category must be set to be Government Official.
The page’s About section also must clearly state that it’s a government page.
2. How to get a gray verification badge
If your Fb page’s category is Local Business, Company or Organization, your page may be acceptable for a gray verification badge. If you are an admin, your page has a profile and cover photo and is eligible, and you will see this option in your page’s Settings.” If you don’t see the said “verify this page” option it’s because Facebook hasn’t yet rolled out this feature to all users or your page is not eligible. To verify your Facebook page with a gray badge, you can use your brand or business’s publicly listed phone number or a business certificate (example: phone bill).
How to get verified on Facebook 2019
- Click on ‘Settings’ at the top of your page
- Click ‘General’
- Click ‘Page Verification’
- Click ‘Verify this Page’
- Click ‘Get Started’
- Enter a publicly recorded phone number for your business, your business country and language
- Click ‘Call Me Now’ to enable Facebook to call you with a verification code
- Enter the 4-digit verification code
- Click ‘Continue’