Social media networks distinguish the accounts of public figures and brands with official verification checkmarks. Accounts with these badges not only attract larger audiences, but their posts and comments also gain more visibility in the newsfeed.
In this post, you will find out what it takes to get verified profiles, pages, channels, and accounts on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Snapchat, Quora, and Twitch.
How to Get Verified on Instagram
According to Instagram…
A verified badge is a check that appears next to an Instagram account’s name in search and on the profile. It means Instagram has confirmed that an account is the authentic presence of the public figure, celebrity or global brand it represents.
Previously, Instagram didn’t allow users to request verification. But now, you can submit a request for verification within the Instagram app. Just go to your Account settings and tap on the Request Verification application. They will ask you for your name, the category that you known for, and for your photo ID.
How to Get Verified on TikTok
According to TikTok…
TikTok’s verified badge is an easy way for notable figures to let users know they’re seeing authentic content, and it helps to build trust among high profile accounts and their followers. For celebrities, non-profits, or official brand pages, this badge builds an important layer of clarity with the TikTok community.
There are a number of factors considered in granting a verified badge, including whether the notable account is authentic, unique, active, and – of course – adheres to our Community Guidelines and Terms of Service.
Like other social networks without an option to request verification, your best bet if you are not famous outside of social media is to focus on amazing video content and growing your following as quickly as possible.
How to Get Verified on Twitter
According to Twitter…
The blue verified badge on Twitter lets people know that an account of public interest is authentic. To receive the blue badge, your account must be authentic, notable, and active.
You can request verification by reading the FAQ and going to your Settings > Account Information > Request Verification.
How to Get Verified on Facebook
Facebook allows both Facebook pages…
… and Facebook profiles to be verified.
According to Facebook…
The blue verification badge lets people know that a Page or profile of public interest is authentic.
We apply the blue verification badge to eligible brands, media organizations and public figures. Eligibility for the blue verification badge is based on a variety of factors, such as account completeness, policy compliance and public interest.
If you believe your Facebook page or profile meets the criteria to get a blue verified checkmark, you can apply for Facebook verification using this form.
How to Get Verified on YouTube
According to YouTube…
When you see a verification checkmark next to a YouTube channel’s name, it means that the channel belongs to an established creator or is the official channel of a brand, business, or organization.
Once your channel gets 100,000 subscribers, you’re eligible to submit a request to YouTube for a verification badge. Note that we’ve made changes to this process over time, so you may see many types of channels with verification badges on YouTube. Note: If you’re an advertiser interested in a verification badge, contact your sales manager to learn more.
If you’re logged into a YouTube channel with over 100,000 subscribers, visit this page to start the YouTube verification process for your YouTube channel.
How to Get Verified on Pinterest
According to Pinterest…
We want people to find the content that they’re expecting to find on Pinterest, which is why there are checkmarks next to certain notable names like celebrities, brands or media.
If you want to help people know you’re a trustworthy source, add your logo as your profile picture and make sure you’ve claimed your website (Remember that claiming your website and verifying your profile are separate).
Verifying your website on your Pinterest business account, as well as linking a verified Twitter profile or Facebook page to your Pinterest business account, could improve your chances of getting verified in the future.
How to Get Verified on Snapchat
According to Snapchat…
In addition to features, some Creator accounts are verified. All Verified Creator Accounts receive a badge in the app, and are Snap Stars.
We consider many factors to determine an account’s eligibility. In addition to abiding by Snap’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines, those factors may include:
• Account Engagement and Growth
• Account Usage for Public Consumption
• Notability and Cultural Relevance
• Content Quality
If you aren’t someone notable outside of Snapchat, your goal will be to grow your public profile as quickly as possible and with quality engagement from your followers.
How to Get Verified on Quora
According to Quora…
Only Quora (the company) can verify accounts, but you can let us know if you see profiles that you think we should verify.
Quora allows users to submit a request for verification using this form. In the past, they have noted that profiles are likely to be verified if a significant percentage of Quora readers would recognize the name or background of the profile owner and if the profile is linked to additional social profiles like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
How to Get Verified on Twitch
According to Twitch…
A member with this icon is a Twitch Verified user. The Verified Badge uses the same global badge slot shared by Prime Gaming, Turbo, Bits, or other badges received from a Twitch Crate opening, not the slot that occupies Broadcaster, Mod, or the others above. All Partners will be automatically granted access to the Verified Badge, and a policy on which additional users might qualify for this badge is coming in the future.
For now, you can learn more about the Twitch Partner Program here.