Have you created the Instagram profile of your company and now you would like to make it official, getting the fateful blue check? Are you an influencer and are you interested in verifying your Instagram profile, as you believe that the work you do is of public interest? In both cases, I imagine you would like to shed some light on the subject and would like to know how to forward the request to the Instagram team to obtain the coveted blue badge.
If things are exactly as I described them and, therefore, you are wondering how to get verified on Instagram, you will be happy to know that you have come to the right tutorial. In the next chapters of this tutorial, in fact, I will give you all the information on how to get the checkmark on the famous photographic social network.
After that, I will show you, step by step, how to send the request to the social network team and also how to officialize your profile through some alternative solutions, in case your request for the verified account is rejected. Come on then: just take a few minutes of free time and put my advice into practice. I wish you a good read and I wish you a big good luck for everything!
Before explaining how to get verified on Instagram, let me give you some preliminary information about it.
First of all, you must know that the badge with the blue check that is obtained by verifying your account and is displayed next to your username is used to confirm that the social network team has certified the profile, recognizing that it is the one officially managed by a character. public, a company or any other person who carries out work in the public interest.
In order to obtain the verified account on Instagram, the profile must first comply with the conditions of use and terms of service of the social network, after which it must be public, have a biography, a profile picture and at least one post published. The account must also represent a private individual, a company or a public figure.
The request for account verification must be made through the settings of the Instagram app for Android or iOS and the badge obtained can be removed at any time by the social network team, in case of sharing false or misleading information or in case of violation of Instagram’s terms of service.
Finally, keep in mind that sending a verification request does not automatically guarantee its approval. If this fails, you can resubmit your request after 30 days.
If the request is not approved, do not worry: you can implement some alternative solutions, such as those I will talk about later and which allow you to highlight the authenticity of your Instagram profile.
Find more information regarding the official procedure relating to the verification of an Instagram account and on the alternative operations to be implemented in the event of a negative outcome in the next lines. Then read on to find out more.
How to get verified on Instagram
Having made the necessary premises relating to the characteristics that distinguish the verified Instagram badge, let’s see together, step by step, how to forward the request for the verification of your account to the social network team.
Having said that, to start, open the Instagram app by tapping its icon located on the home screen and/or in the drawer of your device, then log in to your account, if required.
Now, press the little man icon or the profile thumbnail located in the bottom menu to access your profile screen. Then tap on the icon ☰ located in the upper right corner and, in the menu that is shown to you, press the Settings> Account> Request verification.
At this point, fill out the form that is shown to you, indicating your name and surname, the name by which you are known and the reference category of your account. Also, click on the item Choose a file, to attach a photo of your identity document.
In the event that the account refers to that of a company, you will have to attach an official company document, such as the tax return or the deed of incorporation, for example. After filling in all the text fields relating to the requested information, send the verification question by clicking on the Submit button.
Following the submission of the request, the social network team will analyze it: when it is examined, you will receive a notification that will inform you whether your account has been verified or not. In case of a negative result, I remind you that you can send a new request after 30 days.
Alternative solutions to verify an account on Instagram
If the request for the badge is unsuccessful, you can implement alternative solutions that allow you to highlight the authenticity of your profile through some of the main features of Instagram.
For example, the first solution you can implement if you want to highlight the authenticity of your profile in the eyes of followers is to switch to a business Instagram account.
This procedure, which can be carried out via the Settings> Account menu of the Instagram app for Android and iOS, is useful as it allows you to connect a Facebook page and also to enter information relating to contact methods external to Instagram.
Furthermore, it is also useful to modify the biography of your profile, using the Edit button, in order to insert, in the Website text field, the link that refers to your official website or that of your company.
Finally, Instagram stories are absolutely not to be underestimated: these, in fact, can be used in an engaging way, to introduce yourself to people or to present your company or business. Through the multimedia editor of the social network, in fact, it is possible to share photos and videos, modifying them through the use of various filters and effects.
That said, if you still don’t know this tool in detail, I invite you to deepen the subject by reading my detailed guide on how to create a story on Instagram. You will not regret!