Instagram is finally starting to pull back the curtain on verification
It may soon be a little easier for some people to get that coveted blue checkmark on Instagram.
The Facebook-owned service is beginning to to test a new verification process with an official request form, publicly accessible within the app for the first time.
For now, the new form is only available in Instagram’s iPhone app in Australia and a few other unspecified countries, but the company says it’ll be available to Android users in those countries over the next couple weeks.
Of all the major social platforms, verification is most sought after on Instagram. The company has historically verified relatively few accounts, and until now it’s never had a public-facing way for individuals to request the blue checkmark. Read more…