Facebook Top Fan Badge

Facebook Top Fan Badge

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The Facebook Top Fan Badge is a designation rewarded to the most active participants of a Facebook group represented through a small, gold star next to the user's display name. Since its release, the badge has been the subject of numerous jokes and memes regarding its perceived social currency.


On March 19th, 2018, Facebook[1] published a press release in their newsroom blog entitled "Testing New Tools and Experiences for Creators." In the post, the company detailed the rollout of a new feature for fan engagement.

As we continue to help creators build relationships with their audiences, we’re going to make it easier to identify and connect with their most passionate fans. We’re starting a new test that highlights a creator’s top fans by displaying a badge next to their names and adding their name to a leaderboard of highly engaged fans. We’ll identify top fans based on how often they comment, share, react or watch a creator’s content, as well as the creator’s interactions with the fan and other criteria. Fans will opt into this experience, and they can turn off the feature at any time.

Later that year, the company announced that they would be rolling out the feature more broadly.[2]


In the months following the rollout of the feature, people online began making jokes about the perceived social currency of the "Top Fan" designation. For example, on November 16th, 2018, Facebook[3] group Funmate – kannada posted an image of John Cena laughing in response receiving a "Top Fan" badge. The post received more than 100 reactions (shown below, left).

The following year, jokes about the designation continued. On April 8th, 2019, the Facebook[4] page for 9GAG posted a meme about Top Fans that received more than 20,000 reactions, 2,800 comments and 300 shares in less than one month (shown below, center)

On April 14th, Facebook[5] group 8shit posted a Tom Reading the Newspaper meme that compared "ordinary fans" and "top fans." The post received more than 11,000 reactions, 1,300 comments and 225 comments in less than one month (shown below, right).

You've been recognized as one of Rashmika Mandanna's top fans. Get your badge now. 9 hours ago KANNADA Nanu Top Fan ha PEOPLE WITH TOP FAN BADGE LOOKING AT PEOPLE WITH NO TOP FAN BADGE Ordinary Fan Top Fan

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e Nobody: Facebook Pages' comment section: Every single top fan of this page Top fans only Google how to deal with fame 09 75 Like Reply 3h 40 223 Like Reply 1d Top Fan coming through. Make way, peasants! 075 ike Reply-1d Party at my crib. Only top fans invited. 05 467 Like Reply 17h .. When people who arent top fans trying to get the top comments How I see people without a top fan badge CHILLYOUNG MAN Like Reply 17h aughs in top fan 09135 Like Reply 3h Nobody: Top Fan badge members: Top fan Top Fans looking down at peasants TOP FAN 19 h Like Reply Those people are the REAL MVP's that have a Top Fan Badge. Flex if you have one. If you have a badge, let me know in the comments! Just turned it on. Forain Earthlin

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