Like other platforms, Instagram also shows a blue tick mark to confirm a verified profile. Celebrities and big brands prefer verified profiles to let their followers know that they are following the right profile and not some fake profile with the same name and logo. If you are also a known personality, celebrity, journalist, or public figure who wants to have a verified account on Instagram, I have some suggestions for you.
If you have read a few more articles on that, you know how important is the follower count. Most articles on the Internet talk about having enough followers before you get a verified profile. I have seen profiles with millions of followers without verification bade. I can also show you many profiles with a few hundred followers having a blue tick mark.
So, the simple thing is that the verification badge has no relation to the number of followers.
Here is what Instagram says about the verification badges.
A verified badge is a check that appears next to an Instagram account’s name in search and on the profile. It means that Instagram has confirmed that this is the authentic account for the public figure, celebrity or global brand it represents.
So, it doesn’t matter how many followers you have, you can get a verified profile if you are a public figure or a brand.
Then, how to get verified on Instagram. Well, you need to be famous or have some digital agency that can help you with this. If you could be famous, you’d already be verified and you don’t need these kinds of articles.
How to Request Account Verification on Instagram?
Instagram has recently announced an option to request for account verification. If you think you are popular enough to get your Instagram account verified, you can request this.
For requesting account verification, go to Settings and then Account.
Now tap “request verification”. Instagram will ask for a few Information like username, Full Name, and photo ID proof.
Not just digital marketing agencies, you can get a verified profile if you know someone working at Instagram. I got a contact of a person who charges a big sum with guaranteed verification on Instagram. He claims to have a friend on Instagram for this work. But I am not sure if you should trust them. There are many scammer websites and people ready to take your money and disappear. Instagram may remove the verification badge if it finds out you used unethical ways to get that.
So what should you do?
I talked to many people having verified profiles before making a conclusion. If you are working in a reputed position that makes you accountable for the content you post, getting a verification tick mark is easy. You could be a journalist or a high-level executive of a known company. If you are not, then becoming famous is the only option you have. So, try to make a brand of yourself, get some followers, and post engaging content regularly.
The number of followers is not the criterion, but it is certainly a way to show you are famous. Instagram reifies accounts belonging to actual public figures, celebrities, or global brands. So you need to ensure that your account differs in some way and it actually represents you in an extraordinary way. Add personality to your postings and look influential.
You can also work parallelly on other platforms like Twitter. having a verified Twitter profile may also help you in getting a verified profile on Instagram.
Verification doesn’t bring any additional benefit, but it helps your followers easily find you. So, you should focus on building a good profile before requesting verification.