Let’s get started. Now let’s talk about verification. And what that means. being verified on Instagram means you have that little blue checkmark along side your name and it means that Instagram has verified that you are who you say you are. And basically it just gives that additional social proof that you are legit (people can trust you).
Now that we know what the verification badge is, I’m going to be take you down the process on how to actually go about getting verified on Instagram.
First step towards you getting verified is to go to settings under your profile. Then select Account from the settings Menu.
Once you are in the Account tab, scroll down and there’s going to be that request verification option, click on that and then straight up Instagram will have questions for you to answer.
So first things first step one, confirm your authenticity, your user name on auto populate. Then you’re going to enter your full name, and then choose the document type to verify you i.e. options are Driver’s license, Passport, National Identity Card, Tax filing, Recent utility bill & Articles of incorporation.
After choosing an authenticity document type, go ahead and attach it. E.g. as a PDF, JPEG( take a picture of it.) Note: Make sure that the information on that document is visible.
Second section is about confirmation of notability, here’s where you’re going to show that you are who you say you are and why people might be looking for you online. So you’re going to choose your category which includes digital creator/blogger. So that’s where you put who you are entertainment, facets music etc.
And then there’s Audience, Also Known as & Links to articles, social media accounts Section (these links help show Instagram that your account is in public interest.) all these sections are optional but my advice is to go ahead and fill them if you have the right answers to them.
And then step three is that you hit that submit button and you wait it out. So once you hit submit you should know in about three to five days whether or not you have been accepted and verified. Instagram will get back to you, they’ll send you a notification to your account.
For more Information about the verification process please check out Verified Badges | Instagram Help Center. or comment your question on this post, we’ll get back to you.
If you don’t have that verification on Instagram, now this is a great opportunity to show that people are following you watching you and looking at your content.
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