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All you need to know to get your Instagram account verified

For a variety of reasons, many people wish to have their social media handles verified; however, before Instagram can apply a verified badge to a profile, certain conditions must be met.

Firstly, as stated by the Instagram Help Center, “you must be a public figure, celebrity, or brand and must again meet certain account and eligibility requirements” in order to obtain a verified badge.

You can check your page on your own, if you are eligible, without having to pay software hackers or tech experts a huge sum of money.

A verified badge is a check that appears next to an Instagram account’s name in search and on the profile.

The badge means Instagram has confirmed that an account is the authentic presence of the public figure, celebrity or global brand it represents.

All you need to know to get your Instagram account verified

In order to have your page verified, these are the basic requirements:

  • Authentic: Your account must represent a real person, registered business or entity.
  • Unique: Your account must be the unique presence of the person or business it represents. Only one account per person or business may be verified, with exceptions for language-specific accounts. Instagram doesn’t verify general interest accounts (example: @puppymemes)
  • Complete: Your account must be public and have a bio, profile photo and at least one post. Your profile can’t contain “add me” links to other social media services.
  • Notable: Your account must represent a well-known, highly searched for person, brand or entity. Instagram review accounts that are featured in multiple news sources, and they don’t consider paid or promotional content as sources for review.

Those applying are to keep in mind that providing false or misleading information during the verification process will have their badges removed and accounts deleted.

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