Everyone wants to get verified on social media, but it’s not usually an easy process.
In a world of fake news and widespread media distrust, social media verification will be more important in 2021 than ever.
Many social networks now offer verification to large influencers and brands.
In most cases, the social media site will request some of your personal info to verify that you are who you say you are, and in return will place a small 'official' badge next to your name.
This Verified Badge gives your audience trust in your account, in turn improving interaction and helping you build your following.
However, over the past year, some platforms have changed their attitude about verification and those iconic checkmark badges. The unintended consequence is that some users end up believing that a verified account is endorsed by the platform. As you'll see, different platforms attempt to address the verification process and avoid a full blown endorsement of the individual or brand.
In this article, we'll show you how to get verified on all of the major social networks that you can, and discuss the process and eligibility requirements.
How to Get verified on Twitter ?
Twitter verification checkmark looks a lot like the one for Facebook. It’s more badge-like, but about the same size, and is also located to the right of the name on the account. For example, the official Twitter page for the Boston Celtics has a blue verification checkmark, indicating it’s authentic.
Eligibility for a Twitter verification badge is also similar to that of Facebook’s policies. In late 2017, Twitter paused its verification program due to some controversy surrounded what the badges meant, who was eligible for one, etc.
Note that while verification badges are showing for verified accounts, new users cannot apply for a badge at this time.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently alluded to his desire to allow anyone to verify their Twitter account, but for now, that’s not the case. For now, users can look for official verification badges to find the official pages of their favorite celebrities and public figures, but what about the rest of us?
Yeah…what about the rest of us?
Not everyone is lucky enough to have a highly recognizable name or brand, but that doesn’t mean our social media accounts aren’t legit, right? How can small business owners, solo entrepreneurs, and smaller non-profit organizations prove the authenticity of their social media accounts?
For now, the rest of us will have to continue to do some extra homework to verify that businesses and other organizations we’re interacting with are the real deal. However, there are a few alternatives to the verification symbols above. For those of us who aren’t “famous” or associated with a popular brand, here are a few ways to show potential fans and followers that you’re for real:
Instagram launched its verification program in mid-2018.
When you're verified, a small blue checkmark will appear next to your name on the Instagram website and mobile app like on Twitter and Facebook.
Anyone can apply to be verified in the Instagram app,
however, you must be a public figure, celebrity, or huge brand in order to be approved.
The application process is process is pretty straightforward though, so it's worth a shot.
Here's how to do it:
Make sure you're logged in to the account you're requesting a verification for.
Go to your profile and tap the hamburger icon at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Tap Settings > Request Verification.
Enter your full name and provide a form of identification (generally a ID card or drivers license)
Currently, Snapchat does not have a public verified program.
However, it does have a verification program for celebrities with huge (and we mean huge) Snapchat reach. Some users in the program include social media icons DJ Khaled, Ryan Seacrest, and Casey Neistat.
These users are invited to an invite-only verification program. Once verified, these accounts have a small emoji placed next to their name in the app.
Now, it's time to get verified!
That's all there is to it: how to get verified on all major social networks. If you're eligible, we highly recommend getting verified on as many social networks as possible.
This will improve your audience's trust and bring in new followers and more engagement.