Getting the blue tick on Instagram is one of the most prestigious honors someone can receive. Luckily, getting that Instagram blue tick just got a bit easier, Instagram now let’s almost everyone apply for Instagram verification.
But to be honest, unless you’re a brand or public figure, it’s still a little hard to get. So let’s break down why you need that blue tick and how to get verified on Instagram.
1- Try to be worthy
If you are hoping to get the blue verified badge by your account name, first you need to be significant enough to warrant one. This means you will need to be a “well-known public figure, celebrity, global brand or entity.” Typically, this means the account that reaches a broad audience, though it is not clear how many exact followers you need to qualify, or how notable a figure you need to be.
2- Follow the rules
The next thing you need to do before beginning the verification process is to accept Instagram’s rules. Instagram CTO said: “To be verified, an account must comply with Instagram’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.” The short version of these rules are available on Instagram’s Community Guidelines page: “Post only your own photos and videos and always follow the law. Respect everyone on Instagram, don’t spam people or post nudity.”
3- Apply for verification on Instagram
You can reach the verification request form by tapping the menu on your profile and choosing ‘Settings.’
At the bottom of the screen, you can find the option to ‘Request Verification,’ which will drive you to a page where you’ll be asked to fill out your personal details, including your username, real name, and a copy of your business or legal identification.
4- Wait for it …
Just submitting a request is no guarantee that your account will be verified. It first needs to pass through Instagram’s review process, which is undetermined for now.
“Once your request has been reviewed, you will receive a notification confirming or declining your request in the notifications tab,” Instagram said. Remember that Instagram doesn’t charge for verification, or reach out to people to confirm verification. Anyone who receives such requests may be the target of spammers.