You all must have seen blue ticks on many Instagram accounts. What do these ticks mean? What is a verified account? There must be lots of questions on your mind. Let us first look at the meaning of a blue tick on Instagram. It means that Instagram has authenticated your account as a real account. Blue ticks are usually given to artists, brands, companies, and individuals after certain eligibility criteria are met. Many social media platforms like Twitter, Youtube, and LinkedIn provide these authentication badges. The reason why people are obsessing over these blue ticks is that they make your account trustworthy and real.
Currently, this hype has gone to the next level. People believe it is a status symbol for them. Very rare people get these blue tick accounts. So, there is a race to get a blue tick now. Not only will they make your account rare and prestigious but also make you feel excluded from the rest. Rather your engagement is bound to increase.
The main question here is that by getting a blue tick will you get any special advantage from Instagram? Absolutely, not. No algorithm of Instagram is designed to give any special treatment to anyone. Even if you have blue ticks, you do not get any privileges from Instagram apart from the fact that your account is authenticated. Here are detailed steps on how to get verified on Instagram.
Steps on how to get verified on Instagram
- Open the profile and in the right corner click the icon.
- After that open the settings option.
- Click on the account option.
- There you will see the “request verification” option. Click on that.
- An application form will open. Fill in the details like your name, id proof, and your organization name and submit the form.
- The Instagram team will look into your application and send you the response within some days.
In case your form is rejected by Instagram, submit it again after 30 days with all the required corrections. Always keep in mind to make it natural. Even if the process is unsuccessful, keep on trying again but refrain from other practices. Keep your eyes open to all the fake impersonators which might cause problems. Do not get into third-party apps. Moreover, try to get more natural engagement.
Instagram has a special policy that no blue tick account can engage in “follow me here or there”. It means that you cannot do cross-social media promotions.
Are you eligible to get a blue tick?
Another huge question is- how many followers on Instagram are to be verified? Now you know the process of getting a blue tick on Instagram. However, do you know the eligibility? Can a person with 7 followers and no posts get a verified account? The answer is a straight no. Instagram is a very notorious application when it comes to verifying accounts. If you already have a blue tick on Facebook then it does not mean you will get a blue tick on Instagram.
In order to get a clearer idea of the eligibility, the first task is to go through the terms of service. Apart from that your account must be authentic, unique, public, complete, and notable. Some people often say that Instagram only verifies celebrities and public figures.
It is true to a certain level but there are social workers and many communities, which also have blue ticks to say against. It does not matter what is the deep truth but if your account meets all the criteria then you can follow the verification process mentioned above and wish for a blue tick.
Do not worry if you are not famous like celebrities. You can still get a blue tick. Instagram has not specified the number of followers needed for this. Therefore, we can say that the number of followers does not matter. Instead, your account must be notable i.e. should pop up when people search. The process of verification is absolutely free.
Nothing goes from your pockets. So, try your luck. Your chances will increase if you fulfill all the criteria. Do not forget to make your account public. This is what most people do. They have a private account and apply for a blue tick. Do not do that. Double-check all the levels and your form as well.