Sometimes it's the little things that get us. Despite Instagram having many features, such as dark mode and quiet mode, it's the blue checkmarks that get us. Yes, many accounts have them but what do they mean? And how to get a blue check on Instagram?
This is a recent feature to be added to the app, also following similar ideas on Twitter and Facebook as well.
In this article, we will take a look at how to get a blue check on Instagram and what it means. So, let's get started!
How to get a blue check on Instagram
Let's look at the steps to apply for a blue check. They are as follows:
- Log into your account;
- Open your profile, tap settings, then "account" and scroll down to select "request verification";
- The app will require certain information from you, such as full name, date of birth and a government-issued ID;
- Confirm your notability by choosing your field of interest (news/media, sports, fashion, etc);
- Provide (optional) links to confirm your notability;
- Submit the form.
You can submit the next request 30 days after the previous request was denied. Take note that providing false information during the request might lead to Instagram terminating your account.
What are the requirements for a blue check?
There are some quite simple rules to apply for a blue check on Instagram. Your account must be all of the following:
- The account must be authentic (real person or business);
- The account must be unique (one per person or business);
- The account must be public (no private profile);
- The account must be complete (profile photo, bio and at least one Instagram post in the feed);
- The account must be notable (it needs to represent a well-known figure or brand, so a highly searched person or business).
If your account does fit all of the above criteria, then you might definitely think about applying for a blue check.