How to Get Verified on Instagram in 6 Simple Steps
Want to know how to get verified on Instagram? There are six simple steps to submit an application and prove your noteworthiness
If you want to know how to get verified on Instagram, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide we’ll tell you how to apply for Instagram verification (that’s the easy part) and provide some tips to help you qualify (that’s the hard part).
The bad news is that we at Igbadge cannot verify your account on Instagram. But good news is that Instagram is now offering details about what it takes to get that blue badge. It’s also allowing users to request verification themselves. Here’s how to do it and why getting verified is worth your time.
It’s a question we hear a lot at igbadge.info: “How do I get verified on Instagram?” Or “Why am I not verified on Instagram?” Or “Why doesn’t Instagram love me? Where did I go so horribly wrong?”
Before, Instagram was pretty much a black box in terms of who got the blue check. Some popular accounts and celebrities got it, others didn’t, and no one knew why.
Luckily for Instagrammers everywhere, since August 28, 2018, users have been able to request verification from Instagram directly. We’re going to walk you how to apply for that beautiful blue badge in just a few easy steps.
How to get verified on Instagram
It’s actually very simple to request Instagram verification. Before following the instructions below, though, make sure you’re logged into the account you want to get verified. For example, if you want to get the Instagram badge for your company account, be sure you’re not in your personal account on accident.
Here’s how to request verification on Instagram:
1. Go to your Instagram profile by tapping the icon with your profile picture in the bottom-right corner. 2. Tap on the menu icon () in the top-right corner of your profile. 3. Select the settings icon () that appears at the bottom-right of your screen, then select Accountfrom the settings menu. 4. Scroll down through the account settings until you see Request verification, then tap it.
5. A form will appear with your account name pre-filled. First, add your full name (for businesses, the full name of whoever manages your Instagram will do).
6. Next, tap Choose File to attach a photo of your ID. For a person, a driver’s license, passport, or national identification card will work. For a business, you can use any official business document such as a tax filing, article of incorporation, or even a recent electrical bill.
7. Either open your camera and take a clear, in-focus photo of your ID or upload an image of your ID from your phone. 8. Finally, tap the blue Send button at the bottom of the screen to submit your verification request to Instagram.
What happens now? Am I verified?
Hold on just a second—you’re not a verified Instagram celebrity yet. Your request will now go to individual moderators at IG who will review your account and decide whether or not to approve you for an Instagram badge.
This could take several weeks, so it’s not a bad sign if you don’t hear back straight away.
Once the Instagram authorities have made their decision, you’ll receive a notification in the app telling you whether or not you are Instagram verified.
If your request is denied, don’t lose hope! You can submit a new request after 30 days.