How To Verify Your Social Media Accounts (Twitter, Instagram, TikTok And Facebook)

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If you’re an avid social media user or use social media sites for business purposes, a “Verified” badge near your username can make your account look more trusted and significant. But how exactly can you get that coveted badge?

Here is how to verify your social media accounts with no extra hassle.

Photo by Rahul Chakraborty

1. Twitter

While browsing Twitter, you have probably seen various celebrities, brands, and influencers having a blue tick badge near their usernames. For many years, this badge has been used to separate verified accounts that can be fully trusted from small individual accounts or fakes.

Unfortunately, in 2018, Twitter suspended applications to get a Verified badge. While this program is on hold, no one can verify their account. Make sure to check Twitter’s FAQ section once in a while to be the first one to know when the program ultimately resumes.

2. Instagram

While Twitter suspended its verification program in 2018, that was the year the verification system at Instagram was only launched. The little blue “Verified” badge helps the most significant personalities of Instagram attract even more attention and gain trust easily among their followers.

Each application for verification at Instagram is reviewed by the Instagram staff, which is why only major influences, brands, public figures, or celebrities can expect a positive ruling in their case. To apply for a verification badge, go to your Instagram settings, tap on Request Verification, and upload a photo of your official government ID.

3. TikTok

The meteoric rise in popularity of TikTok is nothing short of amazing. We are used to thinking of TikTok as a social media platform exclusively for the young people, but the truth is that many adult celebrities are now rushing to TikTok in an attempt to win over their younger audience.

Naturally, these celebrities, as well as TikTok’s most influential figures, require a Verified badge to make their accounts more valuable.

The interesting thing about verification on TikTok is that there is no mechanism where you can actually apply to make that happen. On TikTok, the Verified badge is reserved strictly for celebrities and public figures, and the platform’s staff manually gives out the badges to any people of note who join TikTok.

However, there is a special group of TikTok members called Popular users. Being a popular user has a lot of perks, but, once again, you cannot apply for this status – if you produce interesting content and consistently grow your number of followers, you will be noticed by TikTok’s customer support team and given the coveted Popular badge.

4. Facebook

Lately, there has been a lot of criticism surrounding Facebook, but this criticism does not negate the fact that Facebook is still one of the most powerful social media platforms where a Verified badge can mean a lot. There are two types of verification offered at Facebook: blue and grey badges.

Grey badges are designed for business to show they’re authentic. However, Facebook no longer accepts applications for grey badges and instead urges business to create a uniform online presence by interlinking their websites and social media accounts.

Blue badges are reserved only for a few categories of users, including celebrities, politicians, athletes, bloggers and influencers, journalists, gamers, and global organizations. As an individual, you will need a government ID to apply.

You can place your application on this page, but you need solid proof that your request for a Verified badge is justified.

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