How to get your Facebook or Instagram Account Verified (Blue Tick)?

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How to get Facebook Account Verified?

How can I get the blue tick on my Instagram account?

Why Facebook rejected my application for Verification?

How can I approach Instagram for Verification?

What is the email id of Facebook or Instagram Team who manages Verification Process?

What is the process of getting a blue badge on Facebook or Instagram Account?

If you have been googling answer for such question then we hope this article will help you with some valuable inputs in your hunt for verification of your Facebook as well as Instagram Account.

Getting a blue-tick is neither an effortless task nor a herculean task. If you fall under Facebook’s undisclosed criteria, then you can definitely get the blue tick/your Facebook Page or Profile Verified. One thing which is important to understand is if you are valuable/recognisable to Facebook then you will definitely get a blue tick, adhering to Facebook’s Guidelines and criteria.

Let’s Decode it!

What is a Verified Facebook Page or Profile?

Facebook has defined Verified Facebook Profile or Page as “If you see a blue badge facebook-bluetick on a Page or profile, it means that Facebook confirmed that this is the authentic Page or profile for this public figure, media company or brand. Keep in mind that not all public figures, celebrities and brands on Facebook have blue badges.”

 Who can get a blue tick on Facebook?

  • Actors
  • Sportsperson
  • Media
  • Entertainment
  • Government Pages
  • And other celebrities

But through a certain process, even businesses and brands can also get the blue tick. For  example:

What do you need for the Blue – Tick/Verification of Facebook or Instagram Account?

According to Facebook Support, “To request a blue verification badge, your Page or profile must comply with Facebook’s terms of service and have the following”:

  • A cover photo
  • A profile photo
  • A name that follows Facebook’s guidelines
  • Content posted to the account
  • “Follow” enabled (profiles only)

Rest are hidden and further disclosure has not been made by Facebook Team. But while closely working with Facebook, we have below observations:

  1. A Facebook Page/Profile can be verified.
  2. It should have a Profile Picture and Cover Photo that adhere to Facebook’s/Instagram’s guidelines.
  3. Name as per Facebook’s & Instagram’s Guideline. (This parameter is very important)
  4. The account should be posting content regularly. An inactive page may not get the Blue Tick.
  5. Although there is no particular number metric on Followers but we suggest people to have a trend of growing fans to make it a healthy parameter.
  6. Facebook & Instagram don’t strive on number of engagement but a good engagement on your post is suggestive.
  7. If it is a Facebook Profile, then Follow Button must be enabled. (It cannot be ignored)

PS: The above criterion is not mentioned by Facebook.

Special Requirements if you fall under any of these category:

Law Enforcement:

City Government:

  • The Page name must include the word “Government” to avoid confusion with a physical location.

Politician:

  • The Page name can include a government title or abbreviation, such as senator, representative, MP, mayor, etc.
  • The Page name can’t include “for Parliament,” “for [your Country],” etc.
  • The Page category must be set to Politician.

Elected Official:

  • The Page name must include a government title or abbreviation, such as senator, representative, MP, mayor, etc.
  • The Page category must be set to Government Official.
  • The Page’s About section must clearly state that it’s a government Page.

How to Request Facebook/Instagram for the Blue-Tick (Verification)?

To request the blue tick you can visit Facebook Help Center.

Important Points to Remember for Facebook/Instagram Verification

  1. Neither Facebook Team nor Instagram Team charges anything for Raising your Verification Request
  2. Don’t share your password with anyone for Facebook/Instagram Verification
  3. Don’t respond or take any action to the mails that say your account will get verified on completing certain action. Facebook/Instagram team never send such kind of mail.

You can get in touch with me at gaurav[at] oxpromedia[dot]com.

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