No need to wait more as it is finally happening! Instagram is all prepared to bless you with the verified Instagram badge. No more secret black market to buy that little blue check. For the first time, the social media platform is completely transparent on how to check on Instagram.
Ready to make the jump and request your blue badge? Let’s start.
If you don’t know what this verified badge is and why it is so important.
What is a verified badge?
You may have seen a small blue checkmark next to some of your favorite IG account names. This blue check indicates that the account is verified by Instagram. In other words, the person, brand or company behind this account is genuine.
So why is the blue badge so important? In general, influential people and companies in social networks are subject to false accounts, imitators and impostors created in their own way. It’s not great!
The blue badge creates peace of mind for the followers that the person or brand behind the account is real.
While it is very important to authenticate Instagram accounts for followers, the verification badge has also become a symbol of posterity. Basically, if you’ve earned a blue badge, you have to be someone, right?
If you’re wondering who exactly gets a verified profile on Instagram, the platform leaves the exact requirements a little vague.
Why You Would Want a Verified Instagram Profile?
Does the coveted blue badge really mean something? It does! To be verified, you must upload some personal information that identifies you as real. Plus, you get some great benefits that can really make a difference in your marketing on Instagram.
To Build Trust: if you are a bit famous for Insta, it is likely that you have impersonated on Instagram at least once. While you and your friends can report these thugs, it’s frustrating, a waste of time and can make people suspect even authentic accounts. Having that blue checkmark is a guarantee for your spectators and followers that you are the real deal. And trust is so important in social networks.
Links In stories: verified accounts were the first to be able to link your Instagram stories to blog posts, landing pages, product lists, almost everything! Now that you don’t necessarily have to have ten thousand followers to check, we can all expect to generate a lot more traffic from Instagram.
How To Get A Verified Instagram Account
A verified social media account is required if you run a business or are known in a particular circle. It is a brand that indicates that the account is authentic and, given the trolling potential of social networks, it is necessary. Most social networking sites reserve a verified account to celebrities or users with a high number of followers. It is easier to get a verified Twitter account than to get a verified Facebook account or page. Instagram has introduced verified accounts and the process is so simple that, in theory, anyone can get a verified Instagram account.
Verified Instagram account
Make sure you are running the latest version of the Instagram app. You can request a verified account on both Android and iOS. You need to have valid photo identification or photo on your phone.
- Open the Instagram app and go to the Profile tab.
- On the Profile tab, tap on the settings icon or tap the hamburger icon (corresponding to the app version).
- If you have the hamburger icon, tapping it will open a drawer that, at the bottom, you will notice the settings icon that you should tap.
- On the Settings screen, tap on the option of Request verification.
- On the Request Verification screen, you must enter your full name. It doesn’t say it, but it’s a good idea to enter your name exactly as it appears in the ID you want to use. Make sure the spelling matches.
- Next, it is necessary to attach a photo ID.
- Tap the Choose file option and choose a photo of the camera’s roll ID or, if you have the ID at hand, you can take a picture. After adding the file, tap the Send button.
There is no time frame on how long it will take Instagram to verify your account. There are also no details on how you will verify whether the identification you have uploaded is authentic or not and how you will verify its authenticity for different countries. It claims to accept different types of identification, such as driving licenses and IDs issued by the state, so the app has a lot of work to do.
We must mention that while anyone can request a verified account, there is no guarantee that they will get it. The process and requirements for a verified Instagram account are fairly simple for any user, but it would be incorrect to assume that everyone can get a verified account.
That’s it. Instagram will inform you after reviewing your request.
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