Instagram plan to make it safer and open service, so three new features will be introduced: account verification on demand, more information about popular accounts and input through other applications.
In fact, the cherished blue tick is the true presence of a prominent public figure or global brand. But still, the verified profiles are still quite rare in Instagram. Earlier the check was under the veil of secrecy and no one knew what was happening behind the scenes. There were even special unofficial services that could provide the user with a tick, in exchange for several thousand dollars. Now, this mysterious time has come to an end and the verification process becomes more transparent. Any user can request verification using several steps. However, while the option is available only on iOS, will soon appear on Android.
How to request verification?
- Go to Settings, then select the “Request verification” option.
- Provide the relevant identity documents. Or, if it’s a brand, attach a photo of registration documents, a tax return, etc.
After sending the request, Instagram will review it, then you will receive a notification whether your request is approved or rejected. After the rejection, you can apply again after 30 days.
It will also be possible to get additional information about the popular account. It’s about the country of residence, the date of registration, general subscribers, name changes and advertising. In addition, two-factor authentication is introduced. Now the user can log in through the accounts of other applications if there is a special security code.