facebook verified

Facebook has posted a small update for its iOS application this afternoon, bringing the mobile client to version 6.3. The update only brings about a handful of improvements, but one of them could have major implications for the social network.

New in version 6.3 are blue check mark icons for verified accounts—similar to what you see on Twitter. This makes it easier to find pages of celebrities, public figures and brands that have been officially confirmed and authenticated by Facebook…

Here’s your full change log:

• Find verified celebrities, public figures and brands by looking for a blue check mark next to their names
• Improved places editing to fix categories, phone numbers and other info on iPad
• Fix for a problem that was causing News Feed to load slowly for some people

To be honest, the blue check mark identifiers for verified pages is long overdue. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen friends and family ‘Like’ fake celebrity or brand pages. Facebook is flooded with them—see for yourself in the above screenshot.

For most, this update won’t mean much. But if you tend to Like brand or celebrity pages, it may be worth getting just so you can quickly weed out the fakes. As usual, you can find the Facebook app, for both the iPhone and iPad, in the App Store for free.

  • seyss

    NSA welcomes all the new likes this will generate

  • Gorgonphone

    boooooooo facebook app always sucks

    • Anthony Nguyen

      more like facebook sucks?

      • Diego Gastón Milano

        Well, Facebook should stop effing around and introduce the dislike button once and for all, much like YouTube did originally.
        A simple dislike button would definitely be a game changer.
        But then again I see a lot of work for psychiatrists if that happened. 😉

    • Colditz

      haha you shall try windows facebook app and then talk!

  • Dani Hayes

    One step closer to #Twitter*

  • Frozen Bee .GFKS

    wow, that is hell of a change log….almost couldn’t read it all! well done Zuckerfag!

    • Diego Gastón Milano

      Ohhh, sarcasm, we gotta love it. 😉
      Believe me, they are to busy coding stuff for Android.

      • Joseph

        Yeah! We’re having fun over here in an app that, you know, works? 🙂

      • Yash Gorana

        THE LAG IS STRONG WITHIN THIS ONE.

      • Joseph

        Not at all, actually. It’s pretty great, you’re back in the past, bucko. Ever hear of: Project Butter? Android Ice Cream Sandwich? Jellybean? They were all substantial speed improvements, and you’re criticizing off of Gingerbread and Honeycomb, which is stupid of you.

      • Diego Gastón Milano

        I’m not sure what your point is, but let me tell you all I really need of a social network app is what I already have (in fact, much more than I need). And yup, it does work pretty well here too.
        My point it’s easier for the Facebook team to code stuff for an open device rather than iOS which is not, that’s all. 🙂 Thanks for the additional information in any case, end though it’s of no use.

  • onebyone_

    ammm were is facebook OS?? jeje

  • J™

    best update ever………………….. NOT!

  • John

    Amazing update. This is going to change everything. So excited…