What happens when you apply for a verified badge on Instagram
Some verified accounts are owned by a notable person, brand, or entity, while others are subscribed to Meta Verified.
  • Verified badges mean an account has been verified based on their activity across our products and information or documents they provide.
  • Meta Verified is a paid monthly subscription that comes with features like the verified badge, account support, impersonation protection, and more.
If you already have an existing verified badge based on prior requirements, you can still subscribe to Meta Verified.
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 like 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. You can also subscribe to Meta Verified to get a verified badge.
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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