Instagram recently updated the submission form to request a verification badge. Users can now attach additional information to their verification request and add up to 5 social links and news articles.

What is the Instagram verification badge?

Instagram verified badge is a blue checkmark that appears next to the Instagram account. This blue checkmark indicates that Instagram has verified that account of the public figure, celebrity, or global brand. The verification badge allows users to find the real accounts of their favourite public figures and global brands.

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What are the requirements for getting the verification badge?

Only authentic, unique and notable public figures, celebrities and brands will be verified on Instagram. Please make sure that your Instagram account does not violate the Instagram Terms of Use and Community Guidelines. Don’t post content that may have been reported or removed, as these policy violations will reduce your account’s chances of getting a verified badge.

Old and updated forms

Instagram launched its verification module in 2018, allowing users to submit a form to request verification of their account. Previously, the verification form requires users to enter their full name and upload a photo of their valid ID. Instagram has improved the form so that users can choose the category to which their account will be directed. The updated verification request allows users to specify who their general target audience is.

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With the new update of the Instagram verification request form, users can attach up to five URLs to their requests. Using this additional feature, users can enter news article mentions, URLs of other social media profiles, or other URLs, such as official website and Wikipedia page.

In summary, these improvements to the Instagram verification request form are welcome features that allow users to send more complete requests. Users of Instagram will be able to access the updated verification request form on the Instagram mobile app.


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