You have probably seen those blue check marks on the Instagram account pages of celebrities and big brands. Now, you can have a verified badge on your name too. Instagram has announced that it will be handing out verified badges to more of its users. With a few steps and verification processes, you can get a verified badge too. Here’s how to get verified on Instagram.
Steps to Get verified on Instagram
Step 1: Request Verification
You can do this by going to Instagram’s Settings and then search for the option called Request Verification. You can then apply for verification.
Step 2: Provide documents
You’ll need to provide Instagram with relevant documents. You can use your government issued Ids like driver’s license or Citizenship or official documents like Tax filing. The documents you provide will not be made public.
Step 3: Wait
After you provide the required documents, Instagram will start its reviewing process. All you can do us wait. If your documents are legit then you don’t have to worry about a thing. After it’s been reviewed and accepted or rejected, Instagram will send you a notification. In case you’re rejected, you can reapply for the verification after 30 days.
This is it. if you’re legit, you’ll be verified and sport a fancy new badge on your Instagram account. Before you apply for verification, you better read what Instagram needs to verify an account. According to Instagram, it’ll look for authenticity, uniqueness, completeness, and notability to verify an account. Authenticity refers to the account that represents a real person, Uniqueness is that Instagram intends to approve only one account per business or individual, Completeness is when your account has a profile photos, bio and a minimum of one post and finally Notability is your account being well known and highly searched.
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