Yes, you heard us right! Too often you might have dreamt of having that verified blue tick on your Instagram profile. We all tried different strategies to get a verified badge on Instagram.
Verification ensures the authenticity of your profile. Some of us have even approached black market to get that special blue tick that could only be seen on the pages of certain big companies and public figures.
Looks like Instagram has finally listened to us! They have officially launched an option to apply for verification! Earlier, most of us didn’t know how to get verified and whom to contact for verification. Now the process has been made transparent and easier.
As of now, the option to apply for verification is only available on iOS. So Android fans might have to wait for a few more days.
Here’s how you can apply to verify your profile:
- Go to settings menu from your Instagram profile and click on the option called Request Verification
- Submit your details – provide your username and full name along with a government-issued photo ID (eg:- driving license, aadhaar card, passport, voter id etc.)
- Wait for confirmation – the Instagram team will review your application and assess your profile. They will let you know if your application is accepted/rejected. In case it’s rejected, you can re-apply after 30 days. According to experts, Instagram will look for authenticity, uniqueness, completeness and notability of a profile to verify it.
Keep in mind:
Instagram has taken this step not to verify every user on its platform. You will get verified only if you meet the criteria set by Instagram. This means, verifying a profile is completely at the discretion of Instagram officials.