Hello Business Owners! It’s time you brought in your brands to the social media platform. It has its own advantages as an advertising or communication platform when it comes to building a new brand or to reinforce brand communication of an existing brand. However it very easy to create a fake social media profile that replicates the brand’s original profile, and spread wrong or misinformation about the brand, product, culture, or any other topic that can affect the brand’s image. To address this issue many social media channel has come up with a profile verification process helps the brand to prove the authenticity of its social media profile.

In this article, we will be discussing how to verify an Instagram profile and get a “Verified Badge” as it is one of the most popular channels in social media platform.

Before showing how to verify any Instagram profile let us first understand what “Verified Badge” is. A verified badge is a check that appears next to an Instagram account’s name in search and on the profile. It means Instagram has confirmed that an account is the authentic presence of the public figure, celebrity or brand it represents.

The following steps are involved in the profile verification process:

  • Log in to the account you’re requesting a verified badge for.
  • Go to your profile by tapping the icon in the bottom right.
  • Then you need to go to “settings” by tapping the icon in the top right corner at your screen.
  • After entering Settings to “account” tap “ accounts” and then “request verification”
  • Finally, enter your full name and provide the required form of identification.

Once the request is reviewed on the back-end, you are going to receive a notification that lets you know if your account has been verified or not. If your request is denied, you can submit a new request after 30 days.

However, if the user advertises, transfer or sell the verified badge or use the profile picture, bio or name section to promote other services or attempt to verify your account through a third party then Instagram can remove the verified badges, may take away the badge or disable the account.

So this is how you do it. Now get your profile verified and prove your authenticity to your audience, customers, and the world.