Date Posted: October 17, 2017Reading time: 1 minute
You might be surprised to learn that you don’t need to be some bigshot celebrity to get your social media accounts verified, but here are few good reasons why you might want to consider it:
Getting your account verified—depending on the platform—is easier than you might think.
Facebook offers two types of verification: a blue badge for public figures, celebrities and global brands, or a grey badge for local businesses, companies or organizations. You’ll probably want to apply for a grey verification badge (unless we’ve really misread our audience and you are, in fact, a bigshot celebrity). In any case, you can do so by following these instructions.
You can also request verification on Twitter by filling out a simple form. (Update: As of November 9th, 2017, Twitter has put a hold on accepting verification requests while they work to improve the process. They plan to refocus on authentication instead of endorsement – good news for those of us without celebrity status.)
Instagram is a different story. Currently, you can’t request verification on this platform. Only some accounts receive verification and they are selected based on likelihood of impersonation. But things in the world of social media are always changing, so stay tuned as Instagram continues to update and roll out this access!
Post updated on November 10th, 2017 to reflect changes to Twitter’s verification process.