Verified badge

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A verified badge or blue tick is a badge used by social media websites to visually indicate that an account genuinely belongs to the person it purports to represent.

Verification badges by website[edit]

Google+[edit]

In August 2011, Google+ announced that they will be introducing verification badges on public figures profiles.[1]

Instagram[edit]

In December 2014, Instagram announced that they will be introducing verification badges on public figures and celebrities profiles.[2]

Facebook[edit]

In February 2012, Facebook introduced verification badges for profiles and pages.[3]

Pinterest[edit]

In June 2015, Pinterest announced that they are introducing verification badge for public figures profiles.[4]

Twitter[edit]

In June 2009, Twitter introduced this feature for public figures profiles.[5]

In July 2016, they announced that now any user can apply for verification badge.[6][7]

On February 26th 2018, Twitter announced they would be stopping all public submissions for verification. [8]

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