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Facebook Business Manager: Creation and Verification

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Facebook Business Manager: Creation and Verification

A quick guide to creating and verifying your Facebook Business Manager Account in a few minutes.

In this blog post, we will be covering the following topics:

  • Facebook business verification – All you need to know
  • Facebook business manager verification process
  • How to verify Facebook business manager account
  • How to verify business email on Facebook

You must have come across the Facebook Business Manager page. It’s a free tool by Facebook which allows businesses to manage multiple pages, administer ad accounts, etc. under one single roof.

This ensures that the above data is not tied to one single person’s personal Facebook account.  Thus, it can be operated by multiple people from the company. That is, without surrendering their personal log-in details to others.

The step of verifying your Facebook Business Manager becomes really imperative as WhatApp uses this as a means to validate the true identity of your business. To begin with your WhatsApp Business API account, you need to verify your Business Manager account.

Suggested Reading: WhatsApp Business Vs Facebook Messenger: Detailed Comparison

Before that, let’s see how to create a Business Manager Account.

Create a Facebook business manager account

1.  First, go to the site business.facebook.com to create your Facebook Business Manager account.

2. Now, click on “create account”, present on the top right corner of the page.

3. Post that, you will come across a form in which you’ll have to fill in your name, business name, and email ID. ↓

steps to create business manager account

4. Next, you’ll have to feed in your business details revolving around your workplace address.

5. After you’re done with the above. You should see a pop-up as given below. Head to your mail to get full access to your newly created Facebook Business Manager account. 

6. This is what your home page will look like now. Make sure that you verify your email address, to start using your business manager account immediately. To begin with verification, you’d want to head to the “Business Settings” tab, as shown below.

Facebook business verification process

Before you move on to verification of your Facebook Business Manager, you’ll need to complete a couple of things off the checklist:

A. Add your company Facebook page.

You’ll find this under the tab – Business Settings. Add your company-run FaceBook page, by clicking on the “Add” button. Also, remember that you can only add the page if you have admin access to it.

adding facebook page to facebook business manager account

B. Add your ad account.

Next, move to the “Ad Account” tab, which is right below the pages tab under the Accounts section. Further, you’ll have to add in your ad account ID, which can be found on this link. 

A quick and easy way to check your Ad account ID would be to check the URL in the search bar after you click on the above link.

Example - https://www.facebook.com/adsmanager/manage/campaigns?act=203295170789046&business_id=647311512300466&columns=name%2Cdelivery....

In this case, 203295170789046 becomes the Ad account  ID and you can also view your business ID. Here it’s 647311512300466.

P.S. make sure you have filled out the legal name of your company. This will be within the business info page.

C. Create an application.

  1. For this, head to the App section under your Business Settings tab within the Facebook Business Manager page. Click on “+Add” to add/ create an App ID.
  2. So, to create an App ID, click on the option mentioned above and fill in the details in the pop-up. ↓
submitting application on facebook business manager account
  1. You will now enter the App Dashboard. On the left-hand side, you will see settings, under that, go select the “basics” tab.
  2. Next, fill in the following 3 compulsory fields:
    I. App Domains: Enter your website name here.
    II. Privacy Policy URL: Enter the URL of your privacy policy (found on your website)

*Side note: If you don’t have one on your site, don’t worry. Simply create a document on Google Drive (or anywhere) and add the privacy policy details there. Then, you can add the documents link in that text field, instead. This doesn’t need to be legally perfect, you just need to add a URL.

      III. Category: Choose the right category as per your business, from the drop-down menu.

  1. Then, click on save changes and then activate the App using the toggle button on the top of the screen. Push it from “development” to “live”
  2. Then, click on the APP ID on the top of the screen to copy it.
  3. Now, head to Business Settings>>App and click on the ‘Add’ button present on the top and select ‘Add an App’ this time.
  4. Paste the APP ID that you had copied earlier. Since you’re an admin of the page, your ID will be approved instantly.
  5. After a few minutes, go to the Security Centre and you should see that the “Business Verification” button is activated and you can click on it.

You’re only one segment away from verifying your Facebook Business Manager account now.

Last segment

1.  Now, you’ll have to fill 4 sections of details pertaining to your business:

adding business details on facebook business manager

a. Business name and address.
b.Select your business.
c. Verify your legal business name – You can upload either of the documents: Certificate of Incorporation; Business License; Tax/VAT Registration Certificate.
d. Verify your business address or phone number – You can upload either of these documents: Utility bill; Bank statement with address; Business Licence with address/phone number.

2. And finally, enter your business email address to complete the verification of your Facebook Business Manager account.

P.S. You may be verified faster if you use an email address associated with your website’s domain.

This is what it’ll look like.

And Voila! You’re done. You just created and verified your Facebook Business Manager Account. 

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Vishal Dey
Vishal Dey
1 year ago

How long does facebook take to verify the account?

Anush Clive Fernandes
1 year ago
Reply to  Vishal Dey

Hi Vishal, verification can take 3-4 days with a healthy account. But it could also take a few weeks, if there’s information missing or if Facebook need additional documents.

Sowrav das
Sowrav das
1 year ago

I dont have the business documents. Then how do I Manage these documents to verify?

1 year ago
Reply to  Sowrav das

Hi Sowrav, without the business documents, your official business account will not be verified. You can read more about it here: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/2058515294227817?id=180505742745347.

1 year ago

Can on business verify multiple business managers?

1 year ago
Reply to  Anush

Hi Anush,
Yes. Multiple business managers can be added.

1 year ago

I have uploaded GST document, bank statement and Udyam document still Facebook can’t identify my legal business name. Do you know if Facebook accepts GST, Udyam, and bank statements generated in India? All documents have my business’s legal name

1 year ago
Reply to  Pratik

Hey Pratik, your business bank account statements should work. However, why don’t you try uploading either of these: Business credit report from one of the reporting agencies, or, business license, and permits from local, state, or federal government.

1 year ago

Hi – I have uploaded all business documents but my business verification is in review for more than 4 days now. Any advice? Thank you in advance.

1 year ago
Reply to  Rali

Hi Rali, the verification process can sometimes take up to 30-45 days. In any case, you can go through the page here to get more details https://www.facebook.com/business/help/2342133782492969?id=180505742745347