Instagram is now making it possible to for those interested in claiming a blue check to request one directly from your profile.
According to the Verge, IG has made the process fairly easy for users with a “request verification” button found once you head to Settings. From there, you’ll be required to fill out a short form providing personal and business-related information for Instagram to look over before making their final decision.
In addition to the verification requests, IG has bolstered its security features with its latest update. There will be third-party authenticators like Google Authenticator and DUO Mobile working with IG to ensure security. There is also an “about this account” feature which will enable users to get more in-depth information about larger profiles. IG said of the updates: “Our community has told us that it’s important to them to have a deeper understanding of accounts that reach many people on Instagram.”