Hey guys. Today I’m going to teach you how to get verified on Instagram. so I’m sure you have heard of verification before and you have seen accounts with that blue check next to their name and maybe you’ve wondered what the heck it is. how they got it and how you can get one too?
So I will discuss all those things today and I’m will give you a step-by-step on how to get verified on Instagram and not just show you how to apply for it but the actual qualifications that Instagram is looking for and how you can make sure that you are meeting them.
What is verification?
Well this feature is generally reserved for public figures, celebrities, well-known brands or brands that have the possibility of being impersonated in forum. Gives them out to basically say that this is the official account of this company or person. but verification carries so much more authority than that when someone sees that you have a blue check next to your name, they automatically think that you have some sort of credibility that you’re well-known and obviously if you have a business or a brand this is great for that now. so I will teach you guys how exactly one can get verified.
The first thing that you have to do is apply for verification through the Instagram mobile app. okay so this is a feature that is newly released in the last year. they didn’t actually allow you to request verification in the past, they would simply just give it to the person that they thought deserved it but now we actually play a role in this and we can request to be verified. so to do that go ahead and open up your Instagram profile then you will a tap ; the three line icon on the top right, also known as the “hamburger icon” and then you are going to hit the Settings button at the bottom of the screen from there you’re will scroll down until you see request verification and go ahead and tap that. You will see a little bit of information about verification and then you have to fill out a couple of questions :
the first question is what is your username? (it’s already plugged in there) but you want to put in the Instagram username that you want to be verified.
then you’re will put in your full name this should be your full name that would appear on a government ID. okay because you have to actually send that to them as well, so you want to make sure that it matches.
There is a section to put what you are known as, so if you have a brand name or a company name you can put that there or you can just input your full name again then you will choose a category so pick the category that aligns the most with your brand and then lastly you’re will have to attach a picture of your photo ID so this is will be your driver’s license, a passport, a nationality card, basically anything that is distributed to you by the government okay.
so you want to make sure you take a really clear photo of that so that they can read your name and see your picture so at that point you just have to press send and then you’ve completed the easiest step of applying for verification.
now the thing is is that there’s so much more that goes into your verification being approved than simply applying for it. Instagram has a very strict set of rules that they look for when someone applies and if you don’t meet that criteria then you will be denied. if you get denied you will receive a notification in your Instagram notification tabs that says that you didn’t meet the criteria and that you’ve been denied and you can reapply every thirty days. if you are approved and then you will receive a notification in your notification tab as well that says the opposite that you’ve been approved and now you have a check mark