Instagram has today taken measures to further secure its billion user-strong platforms, where it has finally decided to give you the opportunity to earn the iconic blue tick and get your profile verified.
Yes, you heard that right. The blue checkmark that had previously been super limited to public figures, brands and other major profiles is now being opened to the masses. This means you’d no longer have to pester Instagram for that blue tick or head to the black market to buy one for yourself.
The image-sharing platform is now giving everyone a chance to prove their authenticity and apply for the verification process using a simple form.
Steps To Apply For Verification in Instagram
If you’ve been waiting for such an option for the longest time, follow the steps below to apply to get that shiny blue tick next to your name on Instagram:
1. Navigate to your profile, tap the 3 vertical lines at the top right to access ‘Settings’ and head over to the newly added ‘Request Verification’ option.
2. Now, you will need to enter your name and attach an identification document to send in your request for verification. Instagram states that it requires ‘government-issued photo ID that shows your name and date of birth‘ for the process. The details on your legal document need to match those in your account to successfully complete the same.
Yeah, the process may look really simple and straightforward, but it doesn’t guarantee you the blue tick. Instagram, in its official blog post, says that it’ll review every request to see whether the profile is authentic and belongs to a “notable figure, celebrity, global brand or entity.”