Instagram now allows its users to request for verification badges. Getting a blue badge on the profile was unknown to everyone before but now one can get verified by following a step-by-step process. So whether it be a business or anyone who wants his/her Instagram profile to look even more legitimate, the following steps would allow them to get a verified profile with a blue badge on.
Follow these steps to apply for the verification. Click on the profile button in the bottom right corner in your Instagram. Click on the three-lines button present in the top right corner and then click on settings which appears at the bottom.
If you are using the older version of Instagram then you can get to the settings gear which appears below the follower count.
You’ll find the Request Verification button under the Account menu in Settings.
If you don’t find this button during the attempt while reading this article, don’t worry! Instagram is rolling the feature worldwide soon. But, don’t forget to keep updating your Instagram account.
Now type your username (your username should be after @ symbol), and then your full name.
You should upload your government-issued ID photo. Your name, as well as your date of birth, should be visible here. Any of your driver’s license, passport, or national identification card is also accepted. Also, if you don’t have a government-issued ID then you may use your official business documents which include your tax filing, your recent utility bills, or an article of incorporation.
Now you’ll have to wait for the notification in your Instagram notification tab after Instagram makes a review of your verification request.
Instagram has reserved its blue badge verification feature for celebrities, public figures, global brands, or any other entity representing the brand. Thus, Instagram will review the verification requests to confirm authenticity, oneness, plenitude, and notability of each users’ account. Also, the focus will be on the accounts with a large number of followers.
So now you know how to verify your Instagram account, check whether you fulfill the requirements or not and then follow the above steps to verify. And just remember not to be a blue tick wanker.