These Are the Pages That Are Eligible to Become Verified on Facebook
Now that Twitter has allowed just about anyone and everyone to apply for verification (AKA that coveted blue circular check that let’s the world know you’re “somebody”), we’ve set our sights on getting verified by our other social media bae: Facebook.
According to the powers that be over at Facebook HQ, “Select people, sports, media, entertainment and government Pages may be eligible for verification if they can prove their authenticity and meet Facebook’s requirements for having a Verified Badge.” (Sorry, businesses and brands — while you can apply for a grey check, FB doesn’t hand out the coveted blue check to these types of services.)
IF you meet this criteria, you’ll have to fill out an application form and provide a government-issued photo ID that shows your name and date of birth, like a driver’s licence or passport.
For those thinking of verifying a page that doesn’t represent a person, you’ll be asked to submit additional paperwork, including: a phone or utility bill, certificate of formation, articles of incorporation and tax or tax exemption documents belonging to your organization. What’s more, all of these will need to have an official seal or watermark to prove their authenticity.
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Once you’ve completed these steps and sent in your application online, you’ll be faced with the biggest challenge of all: waiting. Staffers meticulously comb through all pending verification requests and there’s no guarantee of how long this will take or what the outcome will be: All you can do then is cross your fingers and send good vibes out to papa Zuckerberg!
Sheesh! Guess we’ll have to stick to our plebeian, unverified accounts for now — at least until we write our first best-selling novel. (*wink emoji*)
Do you think FB’s verification requirements are too strict? Tweet us @BritandCo.
(h/t Bustle, photos via Hocus Focus Studio/iStock)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!