The world’s largest social networking site, Facebook is planning to roll-out a verified account service with nicknames later today – the service will be effectively useful for those Facebook users who have a large subscriber’s base, notifying them of a “new way” to verify their account. These Facebook verified users do have an additional option to display nickname or an alternate name and will appear frequently in the Facebook’s “people to subscribe to” list.
The verification will be done by requesting users their government-issued photo ID proof, with an additional choice if in case if it is not available then an alternate ID, which includes either a work ID, birth certificate or credit card can work will be accepted as an alternate – the verification will be done manually – once verified, documents will be permanently deleted. The service will effectively be launching today isn’t you will have to be invited to be identified and having a huge subscriber list. The move provides similar offerings as earlier provider by Twitter and Google+, who both use verification systems for prominent public figures.