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Instagram Rolls Out Verified Badges—Here’s How To Apply For One

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Instagram Rolls Out Verified Badges—Here’s How To Apply For One

On Tuesday, Instagram unveiled three new tools that would help make the app a more authentic ecosystem. These include a two-step verification system.

The most surprising feature for some, though, might have to be the ability to get verified. Previously, the platform gave its blue check marks away with due discretion; there was no telling how to get one, even for users with huge followings.

The app is finally making the process a lot more transparent, but whether or not it will be more generous with its verifications remains unclear. Any Instagram user can now apply to be verified, although the setting seems to only be available in the iOS app at present.

There is a prerequisite to receiving the blue check, however. According to Instagram, the status confirms if followers are in the “authentic presence of a notable public figure, celebrity, global brand or entity.”

Interested users will also have to abide by the app’s community guidelines, which include uploading content that you own or have the right to share, posting photos and videos that are safe for the viewing of a “diverse audience,” as well as not artificially collecting likes or followers.

Here’s how you can request for verification:

1. From your profile, tap the menu button on the top right-hand corner and select ‘Settings’, then scroll down and tap on ‘Request Verification’.

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Screenshot via Instagram Info Center

2. Enter your full name and attach a snapshot of a relevant document that ascertains your identity, such as a photo of your driving license or ID.

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Screenshot via Instagram Info Center

That’s it—but only time will tell if Instagram will be less sparing with the number of people it authenticates.

[via TechCrunch, images via various sources]

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