Unlock the secrets to Instagram verification. Follow our step-by-step guide to authenticate your public figure, celebrity, or brand profile with the coveted blue tick.
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Instagram is more than just a social media platform; it is a space where public figures, celebrities, and brands establish authenticity.
They do this by obtaining the coveted blue tick, the verified badge.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get verified on Instagram:
Who is Eligible for the Verified Badge?
- You might qualify for the verified badge if you are a public figure, celebrity, or brand.
- Those with a Meta Verified subscription can receive the badge after verification.
- Ensure you meet Instagram’s specific account and eligibility criteria. Learn more about how to apply for Meta Verified.
Steps to Request Verification on Instagram
- Login to Your Account: Ensure you are logged into the account for which you seek verification.
- Access Your Profile: Tap on ‘profile’ or your picture in the bottom right corner.
- Navigate to Settings: Tap on ‘more options’ in the top right, followed by ‘settings and privacy.’
- For Professionals: Under this section, tap ‘Account type, and tools’.
- Start the Verification Process: Click on ‘Request verification.’
- Provide Necessary Information: Enter your full name and the required identification (e.g., government-issued photo ID or official business documents).
- Submit: After following on-screen instructions, hit ‘Submit.’
- Being eligible does not ensure your account will be verified.
- Sending multiple badge requests can cancel your application.
- Post verification, you are not allowed to change your username.
- The verified status is exclusive to Instagram; it does not apply to Facebook. Check the Facebook Help Center for their verification process.
- Submitting false information during verification will result in the removal of your badge and may lead to account deactivation.
Post Verification Tips
Once you have achieved verified status, consider the following:
- Boost Security: Especially for notable accounts, enabling two-factor authentication is advised. Dive into more Instagram security tips.
- Meta Verified Subscription: You can still apply for a Meta Verified subscription even with a verified badge.
Verification ensures your audience knows they are interacting with a genuine entity.
Follow the steps and guidelines diligently to establish your authenticity on Instagram.