How To Get Instagram Verified

Getting the blue verification badge on your Instagram profile is a significant goal for many users. This seal of authenticity signifies credibility and can boost your social media presence. But how do you get verified on Instagram? Let’s explore how.

What is Instagram Verification?

Instagram verification is a process where Instagram confirms that an account is the authentic presence of a notable public figure, celebrity, or global brand. A verified account has a blue check next to its username and shows up at the top of search.

Eligibility for Verification

  1. Authenticity: Your account must represent a real person, registered business or entity.
  2. Uniqueness: Your account must be the unique presence of the person or business it represents. Only one account per person or business may be verified, with exceptions for language-specific accounts.
  3. Public: Your account must be public and have a bio, profile photo, and at least one post.
  4. Complete: Your account must be complete, meaning you must have a bio, profile photo, and at least one post.
  5. Notable: Your account must represent a well-known, highly searched for person, brand or entity.

How to Request Verification

You can request verification directly from your Instagram app by following the steps below:

  • Go to your profile by tapping on the profile icon at the bottom right.
  • Tap on the menu icon at the top right of your profile.
  • Select the Settings option at the bottom.
  • Scroll and find the option ‘Account’ and tap on it.
  • Choose ‘Request Verification.’
  • Fill in the form and attach a photo of your ID.
  • Lastly, tap ‘Send.’

Please note that Instagram never requests payment for verification or contacts users in direct messages.

After Your Request is Sent

Instagram will review your request and send you a notification letting you know if your request is approved or denied. If denied, you can submit a new request after 30 days.


Getting verified on Instagram is not guaranteed and adhering to the guidelines does not assure verification. However, it does increase your chances. Remember, verification is intended to confirm the authenticity of key individuals and brands on Instagram, so make sure your account is reputable, active, and adheres to Instagram’s rules and guidelines.