Instagram has started rolling out a feature that allows everyone to request for the blue mark that shows your account is verified. The option is now popping up on Instagram app for Android and iOS.
The blue mark is a unique icon next to a user’s name, that tells you the account is a verified one and the genuine handle of a public figure / celebrity.
Actually, the blue mark is meant for a public figure, or you have to be popular enough with much followers on Instagram inorder to request for your account to be verified.
Before now, getting an Instagram account verified with the blue mark has been a very hard process. People pay so much to get their handle verified. The blue mark gives an account more respect and trust.
Note: If this option doesn’t appear for you yet, be patient! Instagram is rolling it out worldwide, so it might take a bit longer for you to get the feature. You can also try updating your Instagram app.
How To Request For Instagram Verification Badge
Go to your profile and click on the three lines button in the top right corner > Settings > Request verification.
Fill out the simple form and upload your ID card. Either Voter’s Card, National ID card International passport, Driver’s licence or any government issued ID card. Please note that It must show your name, photo and date of birth.
After filling out the form, submit it and wait for Instagram to review your request, and wait for a notification in your notifications tab.
Instagram will send you a notification verdict — confirm or deny — via a notification.
Note: Just because you requested for account verification doesn’t mean you will get verified. The blue badge is reserved for celebrities, public figures, global brands, or entities representing the brand. You must be big or popular enough to get verified.
Hope this helps?