What happens after I apply for a verified badge on Instagram?
Instagram will never request payment for verification or reach out to ask you to confirm your verification.
Once we review your request, you'll receive a notification in Activity up to 30 days after applying letting you know if your account has been verified or not. You can tap in the top right to see notifications in Activity.
If your request is denied, you can submit a new request again in 30 days. Note that applying for a verified badge multiple times before receiving a decision will cancel your application.
Keep in mind that Instagram can remove verified badges at any time, and may take away your badge or disable your account if you:
  • Advertise, transfer or sell your verified badge.
  • Use your profile picture, bio or name section to promote other services or activities that violate our Community Guidelines or Terms of Use.
  • Attempt to verify your account through a third party.
  • Switch your account from public to private too many times.
If your account doesn't have a verified badge, there are other ways to let people know you're authentic. For example, you can link to your Instagram account from your official website, Facebook Page, YouTube or Twitter account.
Note: If you provide false or misleading information during the verification process, we will remove your verified badge and may take additional action to disable your account.
Verifying your account on Instagram will not verify your account on Facebook. Visit the Facebook Help Center to learn how to verify your Facebook account.
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