How to formalize a profile Instagram

After reading my guide on how use InstagramDid you also let yourself be infected by the mania of this famous application and then you started taking pictures as much as you could? Yes? Well seen and considered that Instagram is now one of the applications most popular and used in the world, was to be expected. However, if you are here now, reading this tutorial, most likely you are using your account on the famous application to promote yourself or your business and would like to understand how to formalize an Instagram profile. If this is the case, I am pleased to inform you that this time you can also count on me.

Before you can misunderstand my words, however, I would like to tell you right away that unlike others social mediaAs Facebook, on Instagram it is possible to request it personally from the team behind the famous social platform. but this does not guarantee that the application will be accepted. Therefore, this means that if the account is not automatically recognized as official by Instagram to do this, it will be necessary to adopt some tactic (but I'll tell you later).

That said, in the following lines I will illustrate which accounts can verification badge about the famous photographic social network and what alternative solutions can be adopted to "formalize" an Instagram profile. I am sure that in the end you will be more than satisfied and that if necessary you will also be willing to provide all the details of the case to your friends and family. Are you ready to start? Yep? Well then let's continue!

  • Make an Instagram profile official with the verification badge
  • Alternative solutions to formalize an Instagram profile
  • Report unofficial Instagram profiles

Make an Instagram profile official with the verification badge

When Instagram accounts are created in the names of some famous people, public figures and well-known global brands, the staff of the famous application initiate checks to find out who manages them. If the verification process shows that the personalities they refer to are actually managing the accounts, the verification badge, that is, a blue icon with a mark. Once obtained, the verification credential is visible next to the name of the reference Instagram account, both in searches and in the profile.

Instagram used to do the verification process independently, without giving users the ability to request it. Since 2018, however, things have changed and it is possible to ask the team managing the social network to verify your account. To continue, first start Instagram on your device Android o iOS (in the moment of write this article, the web version of the social network does not offer the possibility to send the request to formalize your account) and log in to your account. Then press the icon little man located in the lower right, touch the button (...) located in the upper right and touch the item Request verification placed in the section Account.

On the screen that opens, type your name in the text field Name and surname and then press the voice Choose a file to upload the photo of your valid identity document (for example, identity card, passport, driving license, etc.). I remind you that the file, to be valid for verification purposes, must clearly show your photo, your name and surname and your date of birth.

Once the copy of the identity document is loaded, press the button Send at the bottom and wait for the Instagram team to evaluate your request: if they deem it appropriate, they will formalize your account and the verification badge will be added to your profile.

Alternative solutions to formalize an Instagram profile

If Instagram does not formalize your profile, you can adopt some "tricks" to formalize your Instagram profile so that users who use the famous application know that yours is an official account. For example, you can insert a link in the profile that refers to your official website or your Facebook page: this way you can allow the community to understand if your account is authentic or not.

If it is your intention to add a link to your website or your company website to your Instagram account or if you want to add a link to other social networks or those of your company, first start the Instagram application on your mobile phone Android or iOS by clicking on its icon and access the section of it dedicated to your profile by clicking on it little man located in the lower right.

Then press Edit your profile and fill in the field Website writing the URL from the reference website or from a social network to which you are subscribed. In the text field BiographyInstead, you can state that this is an official account and possibly provide other related links that may allow users to determine that this is indeed the case. Finally, touch the item final guidance on save and apply the changes made.

In addition to providing links to the website, the referring Facebook page or other official social profiles, I suggest that you write a consistent name and nickname and insert a profile picture that allows other users to understand that it is a profile. official. To change the name and nickname, simply go back to the section Edit your profile of the application, complete the fields Legal name es Username with the correct information and touch the item final.

However, to insert a proper profile picture, you need to tap the item Edit located in the upper right of the section Edit your profile, select the desired avatar (possibly you can also import it from Facebook or Twitter or you can take a photo on the spot using the mobile phone camera) and then press the item final.

Report unofficial Instagram profiles

If you come across someone who impersonates you or who has created an account in the name of your company without permission, you can report the matter to those responsible for the social network and request the implementation of the appropriate measures.

by report a fake account on Instagram you can act directly from the application on your mobile device by going to the offending profile, pressing the button with i tres puntos located in the upper right, choosing the article Report in the menu that appears and selecting the option I think this account violates the Instagram community guidelines.. Then press Account report and follow the simple wizard displayed on the screen. to complete the procedure

As an alternative to the method I just indicated, you can report a fake account on Instagram using the appropriate online form that you can access by clicking here. Once the web page containing the module in question is displayed, select the most appropriate option from those available under the heading Report an account that takes the place of another person on Instagram and follow the simple procedure that is suggested on the screen to complete the operation.

In both cases, after receiving your report, the Instagram staff will analyze the indicated account and carry out all the necessary checks. After verifying that it is a fake profile, Instagram will take the necessary measures and make sure that yours remains the only official Instagram reference profile.