Celebrities have them. Sports teams have them. Entertainment groups have them. Now you can have them too!
Facebook has introduced the verification badge to local businesses across the social media platform, letting page visitors know that the organization they’re viewing is indeed authentic.
How can your organization get a gray verification badge of its own?
1. List As Local Business
Only organizations listed within the Local Business category are currently eligible for a verification badge.
Navigate to your About section and change your Category to Local Businesses. Once listed as a Local Business, all subcategories are eligible.
2. Enter General Settings
Enter the Settings menu, located in the upper righthand corner of the page.
From General, click the Page Verification option.
3. Verify By Phone
Enter a publicly listed phone number for your business. An automated Facebook message will contact you immediately via the phone number you’ve provided.
4. Enter Verification Code
The message will read off a four-digit verification code that is to be entered into the window displayed below.
Once entered, the account will be placed in review.
5. Verify By Documentation
Rather than verifying your account through phone number, organizations can upload official documents that display the business name and address.
Once Facebook receives this information the account will go into review.
Your organization will be contacted in regards to their verification status within three business days.
Watch the following video tutorial for more information on how to verify your local business with Facebook:
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