You Can Now Apply For A Verified Badge On Instagram For Free

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on August 29, 2018 by Larious

Getting a verified Badge On Instagram For Free is awesome if you are on the road to social media fame or just like the idea of having a blue verification badge next to your Instagram name, then the route to this goal has become a little bit easier. In the past, the blue tick that signifies a verified account was reserved for celebrities, notable public figures, big businesses and accounts with a lot of followers.

On Instagram, blue check marks are fairly rare, even among pretty big brands and public figures. Now, rolling out worldwide, everyone will have the ability to ask Instagram to publicly verify their accounts. A “verified account” is one that has a blue checkmark next to the user’s profile, signifying that Instagram has certified the account as the genuine handle of a public figure or, at least a figure “public” enough to have a bunch of followers on Instagram.

But the latest Instagram feature now allows users to apply for the verified badge. Instagram noted that it will “review verification requests to confirm the authenticity, uniqueness, completeness and notability of each account.”

Previously, there was no clear process for attaining that small but oh-so-poweful blue check mark. And the desirability of the badge, coupled with the lack of transparency about how to get verification, led to an Instagram verification badge black market, and much Influencer frustration.

Now, at long last, users can click “Request Verification.” They’ll find the request button in the settings tab. Then they’ll submit a form and upload a photo of their ID card.

1) Request Verification

From your profile, navigate to the Settings menu and then find an option to “Request Verification.”Screen Shot 2018 08 28 at 2.09.22 PM2) Show your Documents

Provide the relevant documents. Instagram accepts government-issued IDs (driver’s license, passport or other national ID cards). In lieu of that, you can submit official documents like a utility bill, tax filing or article of incorporation. These documents won’t be public on your profile.

If your official documentation isn’t a match for your legal name, you might be out of luck. We’ve asked Instagram to clarify if these documents need to match your account information exactly or if they just need them on file for reference.

3) Wait

Wait while Instagram reviews your request. Instagram says that you’ll receive a notification letting you know if you’ve been approved or rejected, so look out for that. If you are rejected you can reapply after 30 days.

Instagram Requirements For Verification Badge

Before you apply, it’s worth reading over what Instagram requires for a verified account. According to its hub on verified badges, Instagram will evaluate your account for “authenticity, uniqueness, completeness and notability” — the criteria it must meet in addition to abiding by the platform’s terms of service.


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