This is great news if you have a large following and have been hoping for Instagram to notice you and give you the coveted blue check. As of right now, you can take matters into your own hands and apply directly from the Instagram app. Here8217;s what you need to know and do.
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A verified badge is a blue check that appears next to an Instagram account8217;s name in search and on the profile. It essentially means Instagram has confirmed that the account is authentic and represents a public figure, celebrity, or global brand.
To apply for a verification badge, go to your profile in the Instagram app, then go to Settings, and tap “request verification8221;. You’ll need to provide your account name, full name, and legal or business ID. Instagram will later notify you if your request has been approved or rejected.
- Make sure you8217;re logged in to the account you want to get a verified badge.
- Go to your profile and tap the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines).
- Tap Settings (gear) > Request Verification.
- Enter your full name and provide the required form of identification.
Yes. Instagram said it will first determine if you8217;re of public interest. It also needs to confirm that your account represents a real person, business, or entity, and that it8217;s the only, unique account for that person or business. It also requires that your account be public and have a bio, profile photo, and at least one post. The profile can8217;t contain any 8220;add me8221; links to other social media services.
Lastly, your account must represent a well-known, highly searched for person, brand, or entity. It reviews accounts featured in multiple news sources, for instance. And it doesn8217;t verify general interest accounts (example: @puppymemes).
Instagram is adding an 8220;About This Account8221; feature to accounts with large followings. This will show when the account joined the platform, the country it8217;s located in, any username changes in the past year, and any ads the account runs. In a blog post, Instagram said, “Our community has told us that it’s important to them to have a deeper understanding of accounts that reach many people on Instagram.”