What is verification?
At its core, verification is a way for people to know that the notable accounts they are following or searching for are exactly who they say they are. It’s a way for people to know which accounts are authentic and notable. Verification badges aren’t an endorsement from us, nor do we consider them a symbol of importance.
Over the last few months, they’ve made some updates to improve the verification application process on Instagram and Facebook.
Here’s more info about what’s changed, what you should keep in mind when applying for verification, plus some other answers to frequently asked questions.
They’ve made it a bit easier for people to request verification by updating the form you see in the app. They made updates so you can better understand what needs to be submitted for verification, and to offer more transparency on our requirements. These requirements are consistent across Facebook and Instagram.
Apply for an Instagram verification badge
They look at a number of factors when evaluating Instagram accounts to determine if they’re in the public interest and meet there verification criteria. Even if your account is eligible for verification, submitting a request doesn’t guarantee that your account will be verified.
To request a verified badge:
- Make sure you’re logged in to the account you’re requesting a verified badge for.
- Go to your profile and tap .
- Tap Settings> Account > Request Verification.
- Enter your full name and provide the required form of identification (example: government-issued photo ID).
- After you’ve filled out the form, tap Send.
The verified badge is a tool to help people find the real accounts of public figures and brands, and it means we verified this is a notable and authentic Instagram account. A verified badge is not a symbol to show importance, authority, or subject matter expertise.
Once verified, you may not change the username on your account, and verification cannot be transferred to a different account. Instagram accounts that impersonate public figures or other people go against our Community Guidelines and aren’t allowed on Instagram.
Note: While many public figures verify their account on Instagram, not all public figures have verified badges .
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