December 11, 2010
I have received a lot of questions about account verification lately. So I thought I’d write a blog post about it. Facebook has employed account verification from the beginning of its existence. It started out with the .edu e-mail address and has later turned into more sophisticated methods of account verifications.
Although there has been great progress, the early problems of account verification still persist and there are several accounts that are unable to verify their legitimacy. In 2007 Niket Biswas, a member of the Facebook developer team enlightened this problem and gave some suggested solutions in the Facebook forum.
How do I verify my Facebook user account?
The simplest way since then has been to go to the page for confirming your telephone number at http://facebook.com/confirmphone.php. Another way has been to add your credit card to your profile by buying some ads.
Of late, Facebook has tried to hunt down all existing spam accounts on the platform and thus users who might already have verified their account in one way or another have been asked to verify them again. This is probably due to some kind of behavior they omit on the platform.
How do I verify my Facebook Developer account?
The same thing holds for Facebook Developer accounts. You basically have two ways of verifying your account.
If you cannot verify your account by any of these methods you are simply screwed. You will not be able to develop on the platform according to the current Facebook permissions for account Verification.
If you continue experiencing difficulties when working with Facebook development and verification, please put your question in this post and I will try to get the answer for you.
//Jesper –> I was drunk when I wrote this, but I had 67 pending questions about the same thing in my inbox, so I felt it was the most important thing to do right now…
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