You've likely seen a lot of verification badges. As with Twitter, Facebook, and even Tinder, the little blue checkmarks are meant to show that the platform has confirmed that the account in question is trustworthy or at least that the user is who they say they are.
Instagram verification is the process of getting a blue checkmark badge that lets other Instagram users know that an account really belongs to the user, artist, brand, or organization it represents. These badges are meant to make the real accounts stand out so that Instagram users can be sure they are following the right person or brand. They show authority and are easy to find in search results and on profiles.
On Instagram, anyone can ask for a verified badge. But Instagram is known for being picky (and in some ways mysterious) about who gets verified. So, if you have an account that is just on the edge of being "notable," how do you know if you meet the requirements?
Even if you have a blue checkmark on Twitter or Facebook, that doesn't mean you will have one on Instagram.
Instagram is honest when it says, "On Instagram, only a few well-known people, brands, and celebrities have verified badges." In other words, "only accounts that are likely to be used by someone else."
First, you have to follow the terms of service and community rules of the network. In addition, your account must meet all of the following requirements:
The process of verifying your account on Instagram is actually pretty easy:
Instagram says that after their team looks over your application, you'll get a response in the "Notifications" tab. Instagram makes it clear that they will never email you, ask for money, or otherwise get in touch with you. This is because scammers have been a problem in the past and still are. You'll get a clear yes or no in a few days or a week (though some say it can take up to 30 days).
Even if your Instagram account meets the requirements for verification, it's not a given that you'll get the blue checkmark. This is made clear by Instagram. To give yourself the best chance of being accepted, it's a good idea to follow these tips:
When trying to get the blue checkmark on Instagram, there are certain mistakes that should be avoided at all costs.
Here are some of the things that you should not do if you want to get approval:
If someone could pretend to be you, your business, or your brand, you should ask for verification as soon as possible. Getting the Instagram verified sticker has many benefits, some of which are listed below: