Wondering How to Become Verified on Instagram?
Having a blue badge right beside the name of an influencer is like a dream come true for them. Being ‘verified’ on Instagram means that you are now becoming more insta-famous. So how do you get this badge? Well, there’s not much. You just have to apply for it.
In the past celebrities or notable figures would be bestowed with a verification badge from Instagram once they had reached a certain number of followers or gained a certain level of notoriety. According to Instagram themselves, “Only some public figures, celebrities and brands have verified badges. It’s not currently possible to request or purchase a verified badge.”
However, this is all now changing, and soon, you WILL be able to submit a request for a verified badge.
Guide to Applying for a Verified Badge
To apply for a verified badge on Instagram, first go into your Settings. Tap on “Request Verification”.
Once you have requested for verification you will be asked to enter you full name and submit a photo of your ID.
- Driver’s license (with name and D.O.B)
- Business tax filing
- Passport (with name and D.O.B)
- Article of incorporation
- National ID Card (with name and D.O.B)
- Business utility bill
Once you’ve applied, Instagram will then review your application along with your profile to make a decision on your badge. While their reviewing process is not entirely known, it can be assumed that the name on your provided ID must match either the Instagram username, business name, or first and last name. Wait times for this verification process are expected to be slow, particularly when this feature is first launched.
Should You Apply to be Verified?
Yes! Firstly there’s no harm if Instagram rejects your proposal. Secondly, it is free of cost. If you have a serious interest in growing your Instagram account, becoming verified will offer a substantial increase in the amount of followers you’re able to gain.
My recommendation for someone growing their Instagram account would be to apply for a verified badge and to sign up for an Instagram growth service, like Insta Captain. With this strategy, you give your account the best chance to gain real followers who are actively engaged with your content.