Facebook launches 'Verified Pages' to authenticate celebrities and high-profile accounts

Washington, June 1 (ANI): Facebook, following the footsteps of Twitter, has launched 'Verified Pages' to help people find authentic accounts of celebrities and high-profile people and businesses.

In a report by New York Daily News, the 'Verified Pages' will display small blue circles with a white check mark in the middle to indicate that the identities have been confirmed.

The verified pages belong to those public figures like celebrities, journalists, government officials, popular brands and businesses that have large audiences.

Singer and actress Selena Gomez's page has already been marked as a 'Verified Page' by Facebook.

Twitter has verification badges on the accounts of its high-profile users.

Facebook said that this feature would be rolled out to profiles as well, the report added. (ANI)

--

Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.

Matches

    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      5th ODI
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Hambantota, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka ODI ...
      SL won by 165 runs
    • Team flag for Netherlands vs. Team flag for ScotlandSCONED
      Final
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
    • Team flag for Hong Kong vs. Team flag for IrelandIREHK
      3rd Place Play-off
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
  • No live matches are in progress.
    • Team flag for England vs. Team flag for AustraliaAUSENG
      3rd Test
      Wed, Jul 29, 2015
      Birmingham, England
      The Ashes, 2015...
      Upcoming match
    • Team flag for Bangladesh vs. Team flag for South AfricaSABAN
      2nd Test
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Mirpur, Bangladesh
      South Africa in Bangladesh...
    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      1st T20I
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Colombo, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka T20 ...