TechCrunch recently announced that Facebook is inviting users with the most subscribers to verify their accounts and display a preferred nickname.
In addition to establishing trust with new Fans, verification is also intended to help facebook members find verified accounts more easily. Verified users will be able to change their displayed name to a pseudonym.
While no verification badge will be shown, verified users will appear in the Facebook Subscribe suggestions more often:
This new verification feature is not available to everyone; Facebook is targeting members who already have lots of subscribers, and verification invitations started going out last Thursday.
Facebook members can get verified by uploading a color copy of one of the following:
- Drivers Licence
- Work/Military ID
- School or Work ID
If you don’t have the above documents, you can get verified with two of the following documents:
- Library Card
- Credit Card
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Cards
Upon verification, members can also set their alternate name: