Do you think you are a notable/public figure without IG verification? You think you are a celeb in your own territory with ‘Instagram’s blue tick’? Do you think Instagram is not giving you enough recognition as you deserve? If your answer is Yes, you are only a step away from Instagram verification. With a simple form in the settings, users can now get their Instagram account verified.
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Facebook owned Instagram has brought something different to town. Something quite different from other social media platforms. Instagram, just like Twitter only dishes out verification after they access the account from their end and it meets each of their criteria. This could take an eternity and at the end, verification is so minimal even when more accounts deserves verification.
What Is Instagram’s Verification Badge?
The blue verified badge is an important way for you to know that the account you are interacting with is the authentic presence of a notable public figure, celebrity, global brand or entity,’ Mike Krieger, the co-founder and CTO said in a statement. ‘Today we are enabling a new way for accounts that reach large audiences and meet our criteria to request verification through a form within the Instagram app.’
How to get your Instagram account verified (The Blue tick)
In an effort to improve trust and authenticity on the popular photography platform, Instagram is allowing its users to apply to have their accounts verified with a blue badge, however, not everyone would be eligible. see the simple step to get your Instagram account verified below
Step 1: Open the Instagram app and navigate to Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap Request Verification.
Step 3 : Type in your account name, full name, and a photo of your ID if you’re a person, or a legal or business ID (upload your ID card i.e your voter’s card, National ID card International passport, driver’s license or any government issued ID card) if you have an Instagram for Business account.
Step 4: Press send
After reviewing your application, you’ll be notified whether your request is approved or denied.
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Note that you will still require a decent amount of followers in other to make the cut. It might also take a while before you get your response too.