Who wouldn’t like a blue badge on their Instagram handle stating that their account is verified? Although it doesn’t logically adds value but it is satisfying to have a blue verified badge in front of the username on Instagram but it isn’t simple to achieve. Up til now, Instagram undertook a stringent procedure to verify an account but now, those who have higher followers on their Instagram handle can request Instagram to verify their accounts although the procedure is simple, it doesn’t guarantee that the account will be verified since Instagram reserves to rights to accept or reject the request.
In an attempt to make Instagram safer, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing social media app has officiated rolling out three new features of which, one is a two-factor authentication system and another feature helps users understand the accounts they are following by reading a summary about when was the account activated, country, number of followers, etc.
The third feature that Instagram is about to roll out is its verification request feature where Instagram users with high follower counts will be able to request Instagram to verify their accounts which could take up to several days. Well, for those who are eager to know how it’s done, here’s how you can do it.
- First, tap on your profile and navigate to the Settings.
- Tap on ‘Request Verification’.
- You need to provide details as prompted by the panel.
- Tap on ‘Upload’ where you need to upload a government-issued ID such as national ID cards, Passport, Driver’s License, PAN Card, etc.
Now the waiting game starts as Instagram hasn’t provided any timeline on how much time will it take to accept or reject request after which, the users will receive a notification claiming the status. Don’t worry even if your request was rejected since you can reapply for 30 days and wait for Instagram to respond.
If you are one of the millions of users who are thinking of getting their account verified, you must note that Instagram verifies accounts with certain characteristics such as uniqueness, authenticity, completeness, and notability for which, you need to make sure that your profile is up-to-date or it would take you an additional month to reapply.