Gone were the days you have to be a celebrity to be verified on Instagram at a point Instagram verification became a competition among our celebrities but right now the rule has changed.

Instagram recently announced that the verification is now available to everyone, your account has adhere to Instagram’s terms of service and community guidelines. “A verified badge is a check that appears next to an Instagram account’s name in search and on the profile. It means Instagram has confirmed that an account is the authentic presence of the public figure, celebrity or global brand it represents,” Instagram explained. “We look at a number of factors when evaluating Instagram accounts to determine if they’re in the public interest and meet our verification criteria.

If you don’t get approved the first time, don’t worry you can try again. “Once we review your request, you’ll receive a notification letting you know if your account has been verified or not. If your request is denied, you can submit a new request after 30 days,” Instagram wrote.

To access the verification form all you have to do visit go to your profile, head to Settings, and tap “request verification.” Then, you’ll need to give Instagram your account name, full name, and legal or business ID. After an unspecified time, Instagram will notify you whether your request has been approved or rejected.

Instagram is adding an About This Account feature. Instagram accounts with large followings are going to display when they joined the platform, the country they’re located in, any username changes in the past year, and any ads the account runs. In a blog post, Instagram writes, “Our community has told us that it’s important to them to have a deeper understanding of accounts that reach many people on Instagram.”

What are you waiting for? Go and get verified!!


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