Are you a big brand, artiste or entertainer? Are you famous? Do you think you are at risk of getting impersonated? Then Instagram verification is probably for you.
You see, a lot of people want to get verified on Instagram, yet, but they do not meet the criteria. The key element in the criteria actually is: “Are you at risk of being impersonated?”. Yes, that is what Instagram really cares about. You could be an entertainer, famous (in your own right), have a lot of followers but Instagram doesn’t feel like anyone would want to be you. And that’s okay.
On the other hand, if you are famous and are at risk of being impersonated, Instagram wants to verify your account. Sadly, getting a request across to them before now has been a chore. You might have to go through a publicist, a digital agency who’s an Instagram partner, etc. And sometimes all of this could cost you a pretty penny. Well, here’s the good news: you no longer need to do any of that. You can get verified right from within your settings on your Instagram app. We’ll walk you through the process.
Click on the gear on the top right hand corner of your Instagram profile
Within your settings, select “Request Verification
When the page opens, you will see a space to confirm your identity and upload some identification. If you’re an individual, any National ID will do (i.e. your driver’s licence, International Passport data page, Voter’s Card, National ID Card, etc.). For an organisation, you need your Certificate of Registration, Tax Clearance or anything else that can prove that your account truly represents your organisation.
We hope this helps someone out there. If you’ve had any interesting experiences while trying to get verified, please share with us. We’d love to hear all about it.