Facebook has confirmed that they are going to start offering a verification facility to popular users of their network.
The company would invite people to provide government approved identification for verification purposes.
This would allow them to confirm that the account belongs to the actual person whose name is associated with that account.
These users would also get the ability to use their popular nickname as their primary name. The profile itself would feature the actual name.
Verified users are likely to get more prominence in the suggestions shown to users for subscription feature.
Reports say that verified accounts would not get any special branding as they do on Twitter and Google Plus.