By Dave Capra, Andy Chung, and Allison Swope

Today we’re launching verified Pages to help people find the authentic accounts of celebrities and other high-profile people and businesses on Facebook. Verified Pages have a small, blue check mark beside their name on timelines, in search results, and elsewhere on Facebook.

Verified Pages and Profiles

Verified Pages belong to a small group of prominent public figures (celebrities, journalists, government officials, popular brands and businesses) with large audiences. This update is rolling out to profiles as well.

Learn more about verified Pages and profiles in the Help Center. Facebook proactively verifies authentic Pages and profiles, but if you believe that you’re being impersonated you can always report a fake account.