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How To Get Verified on Instagram: 6 Steps

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Many Instagram influencers and brands have a verified badge in their profile. What about you?

If you have an Instagram account with many followers, you could be eligible for a verification badge.

The blue checkmark represents proven authenticity, which can elevate your Instagram profile and brand.

In this tutorial, I explain how to get verified on Instagram and obtain that prestigious verification badge.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Followers Do You Need To Get Verified on Instagram?

There is no specific follower count to obtain an Instagram verification badge, but your account needs to comply with specific Instagram terms to get the verification badge.

You must have a notable Instagram account, which implies having a well-known and frequently searched social profile on the platform.

Can a Normal Person Get Verified on Instagram?

All Instagram users can request verification, but only those adding value to public interests can get the Instagram badge.

The Instagram verification process only considers accounts of a notable person, celebrity, public figure, and brand eligible for the blue checkmark.

A fan account or meme account is not eligible either.

What You’ll Need To Get Verified on Instagram

There are a few documents that you need to submit with your verification request.

With that sorted, you can follow some basics of using Instagram and apply for a verification badge.

You can complete the process with the following:

  • Device and Internet: You need to access the Instagram app on the internet. As Instagram is a mobile-friendly app, it’s best to use it on a smartphone.
  • Documents: Individual Instagram accounts would require a government Photo ID (Driver’s license, Passport) to prove their authenticity. A utility bill or tax filing documents should do for a business account.
  • Public Instagram Profile: You can’t request verification for a private Instagram account. In addition to being public, your Instagram profile must have a complete bio, profile picture, and post.

How To Get Verified on Instagram: Step-by-Step Instructions

Whether making money on social media or simply engaging with fans online, a blue checkmark next to your username can enhance its authenticity.

Like the blue checkmark on Twitter, Tinder, and Facebook, the Instagram verification badge confirms the representation of a real person, public figure, or brand.

Any Instagram user can submit a verification request with a few simple steps. Getting the approval is complicated, however.

Step 1: Navigate to Your Instagram Profile Settings

Log in to the Instagram account and tap on the little profile picture at the bottom right of the screen. It will take you to the account’s home page.

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Once there, click on the three lines (hamburger) menu icon and then hit “Settings” from the pop-up options.

On the next page, tap “Account” to find various options.

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Step 2: Access the Instagram Verification Request Form

From the Account settings page, find the “Request Verification” option and click on it.

It will take you to the “Apply for Instagram Verification” page, where you must fill in the designated fields.

Depending on your device, you may have to scroll down to find the verification menu.

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Step 3: Confirm the Authenticity of the Instagram User

The first section of the Instagram Verification form requires you to verify your authenticity.

The username should already be there, but you must provide your full legal name.

Next, select the “Document Type” from the pop-up options and upload a picture of the chosen document by hitting the “Add file” button.  

You can take a photo from the app or upload a previous one, but it must clearly showcase your identity information.

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Step 4: Confirm the Notability of the Instagram Account

The second section of the verification form requires you to confirm the notability of the account.

This is to prove whether the public figure or the brand in question is valuable for the public interest.

Start by selecting the category most suited for the account.

You can choose from several options, including Digital creator, Music, News/media, Government and politics, Global business or brand, etc.

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Next, choose the country where the public figure or the brand is most popular.

It doesn’t need to be the country of origin for the person or the business.

Don’t Ignore the Optional Section Under Notability Confirmation

Although it’s optional, filling up the Audience section would give you a better chance to get the coveted blue checkmark.

In the designated field, type in a few lines to describe the kind of followers you have, their interests, and why they follow you.

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You should also include all the well-known nicknames of the public figure or organization representing the account.

This will help Instagram to understand your popularity and importance better.

Step 5: Include Links Featuring the Instagram User

Instagram allows you to attach multiple third-party links (optional) with your verification request to further prove the account holder’s importance.

You can utilize this option to link to your published articles, any well-known media featuring the account holder, and other social media accounts.

Simply select the type of link you are attaching and paste a valid link in the adjacent field.

Instagram provides three link fields by default, but you can add more by clicking the “Add Link” button at the bottom.

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Step 6: Submit Your Application and Wait for Confirmation

Once you have uploaded the required document and filled in all the sections, you can hit the “Submit” button from the bottom of the application page.

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Wait patiently, as the Instagram verification process may take up to 30 days to decide and update you.

You should expect to receive an Instagram notification confirming whether you successfully get the blue checkmark or not.

Similar Tutorials To Check Out

It’s fun to chat and share content with Instagram followers, whether you are a verified or unverified Instagram user.

So check out the following Instagram tutorials:

Wrapping Up

Only influencers, public figures, and brands of beneficial interest are eligible to enjoy the privilege of the Instagram blue checkmark.

If you have a social profile of such caliber or simply run an Instagram account with a massive following, you now know how to get the verification badge.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Let me know which parts to keep and which to exclude in future posts.

Also, don’t hesitate to share this valuable guide with your followers.

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