We’ve all dreamed of one day having that blue tick next to our names.
Originally, being verified on social media was a means for users to ascertain that it wasn’t a fake account they were following and that it was the actual person. Even though being verified still has that same purpose nowadays, people look at the tick as a badge of honour.
In a way, it shows that you’re somebody, and only those with a huge following or those who are popular or deemed to be important get verified.
Previously, it was completely out of your hands whether or not you get verified, but Instagram announced on Tuesday (August 28) via a statement that with a recent update, you can now put in a request.
You might or might not get the blue tick in the end and but here’s what you need to do.
First, an account must comply with Instagram’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. Instagram will also require the account username, the applicant’s full name and a copy of his or her legal / business identification.
Verification requests will be reviewed under a few factors: namely authenticity, uniqueness, completeness and notability of each account.
To access the verification request form, go to “Profile”, tap the menu icon, select “Settings” at the bottom and then choose “Request Verification”. Additionally, no payments will be needed for a potential verification.
Finally, Instagram will inform the account whether it has been confirmed or denied, via a notification.
There, it’s that simple. Good luck on getting verified.