Facebook adds verified profiles to iOS app

By Justin Lafferty Comment

VerifiediOSEarlier this year, Facebook took a page from Twitter’s book and launched verified profiles, so users can know that they’re really getting updates from a celebrity or prominent person.

With the newest iOS app update, launched Wednesday, Facebook brings that verification to mobile. Now when a Facebook user on their iPhone or iPad sees the timeline of a celebrity (or searches their name), they’ll see the blue verified checkmark. Public figures and major brands also get the verification stamp.

Other fixes in version 6.3 of the iOS app:

  • Improved places editing to fix categories, phone numbers and other info on iPad.
  • Implemented a fix for a problem that was causing News Feed to load slowly for some people.