Facebook testing verified checkmark within comments


Facebook is doing what it can to cater to the public figure or prominent user. Tuesday, the company announced Facebook Media, a hub for media outlets and public figures on the site.

Now, according to The Next Web Social Media Director Matt Navarra, verified profiles are getting the blue checkmark in comments.

Last May, Facebook launched verified profiles — a feature similar to Twitter’s offering. It was a move to authenticate celebrities and other public figures, and the checkmark was also available for pages. Facebook was trying to cut back on copycat pages and profiles and assure users that the celebrity or public figure is really the one posting.

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