Authenticate Your Facebook Page

You know that blue checkmark next to celebrities’ names on Instagram that let you know they are whom they say they are and not some random internet? Well, you can–and should–have a checkmark next to your name on Facebook as well.

One thing you may have noticed is the “Twitter-like” authentication check mark that certain pages now have besides the name of their account. These can be either blue or grey. If you see a blue badge on page or profile, it means that Facebook confirmed this is an authentic page. 

Difference between blue and grey Checkmarks on Facebook:

The blue checkmark indicates the confirmed authenticity of the page. It shows that this is the official for a person. Both pages and profiles can get this type of verification.

The grey Checkmark indicates confirmed location of the specific business.

Why should you verify a Facebook page?

There is currently over 40 million business on a Facebook page. There is grey checkmark from which someone is viewing your page it ensures the people they have found an authentic account.

By verifying your page it will rank business towards the top of Facebook search results.

How To verify a Facebook page?

Before verification, we must sure that page is in top form. But Facebook doesn’t have any requirements but we sure that the page must look great and credible.  

It’s also important that only certain types of pages can be verified. The pages are Public Figures, Local Businesses, companies, and organization. Below are the steps to Authenticate Your Facebook Page.

The steps to follow are:

  1. Click Settings at the top of your page.
  2. Click generally.
  3. Go to page visibility, then click Edit.
  4. Enter a publicly listed phone number for your business, your country language.
  5. Click Call Me to allow Facebook to call you with a authenticate code.
  6. Enter the 4-digit verification code and click continue.

How Long Does it take to verify?

It depends no of factors are that What type page you have, how busy the Facebook team and the no. of followers. Sometimes it can take from 48 hours to 45 days, it is mainly the blue badge of verification and a grey badge takes much less time.

Why Facebook reject my verification?

If Facebook doesn’t verify you then you may just need to try again. And it denied then there are following reasons:

  • You don’t have enough press.
  • You don’t have a Wikipedia.
  • You don’t have native content on your facebook.
  • They won’t verify unless you can prove your popularity.

Benefits of verification:

  • It signifies to users that your Facebook page is authorized.
  • The Facebook page will rank higher in a search result.
  • If users want to talk about complaints then they can easily and they’re in the right place.


So above are the steps to verify your Facebook page. It is very simple and you can try it. If you verified then it’s good and it’s the great step towards complaining a social media presence.

If you are not still verified then it doesn’t matter. There are many other ways to interact and prove whatever you want to prove.

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