It was initially exclusive to celebrities, public figure, global brands or entities but now, it is open to everyone. Back in July, we told you that Instagram will soon allow its users to request for verification via its app and now here we go.

Before now, it was very difficult to get verified on on Instagram before now, but that’s changed. Now anyone can easily request a verified badge – wait for the process to complete and get verified.


Being verified means your account has been confirmed as authentic by Instagram. This helps people avoid imposters and easily find the brands or public figures they want to follow. Verified accounts have a little blue check mark beside their name.

How To Get Verified on Instagram – The Blue Tick

Applying only takes few moments

  1. Open the Instagram app and navigate to Settings
  2. Scroll down and tap Request Verification
  3. Type in your account name, full name, and a photo of your ID if you’re a person, or a legal or business ID (upload your ID card i.e your voter’s card, National ID card International passport, driver’s license or any government issued ID card) if you have an Instagram for Business account
  4. The click send

After the company reviews your application, you’ll be notified whether your request is approved or denied. But don’t expect a response right away. There’s not a specified timeline for how long the process takes.


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