Why become verified on Instagram?

The term ‘verified’ indicates that Instagram has put in the time to make sure that people/businesses using Instagram and other social media platforms are who they say they are. Also, verification can help people find the specific correct accounts when searching for a particular person or business. An Instagram verified account gets a verified badge, this blue tick helps people avoid fake accounts and allows them to find them more easily.

Why should my account be verified?

Becoming verified on different social media platforms sends a message to your audiences that they can trust who you say you are as well as build that brand authority. Also note, it does not matter how many people you are following or how many followers you have.Let me take you through 6 easy steps on 'How to Get Verified on Instagram’

1. Open Instagram and go to your account

2. Click on the three lines on the top right corner and select ‘Settings’

3. Then, click on 'Account’

4. Next, you need to click on ‘Request Verification’

5. Enter all of the information Instagram ask for

6. Lastly, hit 'Send’

Also, this process may seem easy, you never know if Instagram is going to verify your account. So, I have also included Instagram’s Criteria for Verified Accounts:Authentic = The account must represent a real person, registered business, or entity.Complete = The account must be public and have a bio, profile photo, and at least one post.Unique = The account must be the unique presence of the person or business it represents.Notable = Your account must represent a well-known, highly searched for person, brand, or entity.Once you have sent for an Instagram verification it may take a couple of days before you get a response, Instagram will let you know if you have been accepted or denied. However, they will never ask you to pay for verification or send you an email to speak about your verification details. If you do receive an email like this it is a scam, please don’t respond to them.