Here’s a look inside the Facebook app that only famous people can use – James Cook Sep. 18, 2015, 7:00 AM


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Facebook released a little-known app that, until recently, could be used only by famous people verified by the social network.

It’s called Facebook Mentions.

Mentions is a better way for influential people to “keep in touch with their fans,” according to the company. It’s accessible only to verified Facebook users, a privilege that was previously reserved for celebrities, sports stars, and musicians. Users are verified if they have a blue tick next to their name.

Since journalists can now be verified too, we downloaded the app to see what it does and how it differs from regular Facebook.

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