“I am the real public figure! This is my Instagram account! What are all these other Instagram accounts under my name?” If you’ve been agitated like this, we’ve got a solution for your identity crisis! – Instagram Account Verification badge.
Let us walk you through what getting an Instagram Account Verification badge actually means.
Essentially, signifying your Instagram Account as “authentic presence of a notable public figure, celebrity, or global brand.” is the crux of the Instagram verification process. To the normal eye, the basic difference in a verified account and non-verified account is that of a Verification badge. For an Instagram account that has been verified a blue tick mark seal appears right beside their name which is known as the verification badge.
Instagram verification can be done for either a personal Instagram account or a business Instagram account.
Simply put: That blue verification badge helps followers distinguish the authentic brand or public figure Instagram accounts from the imposer Instagram accounts.
Post the Instagram verification completion, the blue verification badge pops up in searches, embedded posts and your profile.
The Instagram accounts that as believed to be of “public interest” are the ones considered for Instagram Verification process. Basically you must be a celebrity or public figure or a global brand to be eligible for Instagram verification.
Complete – Bio + Profile Photo + One post minimum
Public – Nope! You wouldn’t be a “Public” figure or “Global” brand if you wanted a private account
Notable – For the verification badge, your Instagram account must “represent a well-known, highly searched for person, brand, or entity.”
Authentic – Your Instagram account must basically be who you say you are (a real person, registered business, or brand)
Unique – Instagram verification is not applicable for fan accounts or meme roundups. Only on Instagram account per person or business can be verified (language-specific exceptions)
Here’s something that you need to remember no matter what :
Verification on Facebook is a lot easier than Instagram verification. Just because you have a verified badge on Facebook doesn’t make you eligible for Instagram Verification. You might not get the verification badge on Instagram.
There’s always some Dos and Don’ts. We thedigitalsg have you sorted there. Do check out our page for more relevant tips!
Let your followers know your real account by adding the verified badge to your official profile! How to do that? That’s precisely what we are here to help you with:
- Log into the account that you wish to verify
- Tap on “setting” on your profile
- Under settings, tap on “Account” followed by “request Verification”
- Follow the instructions then on by entering your full name and providing ID
Viola! There you have it! Your account has been submitted for the verification process!
Now let’s assume that you’ve earned yourself the verification badge, please don’t lose it! Yes, there are rules, regulation or more like guidelines that you need to adhere to unless you want to give up the Verification badge.
It’s not just the verification badge of your Instagram account that is at stake. Instagram might go to the extent of disabling your account if you sell or transfer your badge, or use your profile picture or Instagram bio or Instagram name to run other services.
Hey! It’s no joke to earn that Instagram account verification, why not take some efforts to preserve it as well?
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