It’s about time Snapchat. Finally celebrity users are getting more official presence on the platform. Snapchat is using a new feature called “Official Stories” to verify the accounts of some of its celebrity users, the app is be using emoji symbolize their status (rather than the blue checkmark used by Facebook, Twitter and other networks.)
So far, the “official” moniker has been given to a few celebrities. It’s not clear how many other users have the feature, I first saw it on His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashed’s account
According to a Snapchat support article, the feature is meant to “help Snapchatters more easily discover and identify interesting Stories.”
Official Stories help Snapchatters more easily discover and identify interesting Stories.
If a Snapchatter has an Official Story, their name will appear under an Official Stories header when you search for them. Also, an emoji will appear next to their name so you know they’re the real deal!
At this time, Official Stories are being rolled out to a small group of Snapchatters. Over time, Official Stories may become more widely available.