Instagram had made a verification test in Australia. Australia users can now verify their accounts to get a blue checkmark near the username. This is only available for limited users.
This feature is currently available for only iPhone and iPad users while the developers are working on it to make available on google too. You can request verification badge through your Instagram app’s menu.
Users must have to provide a Photo identification document.
“Our community asked us for more transparency around this issue, and with today’s announcement we’re sharing clear details about verification requirements and eligibility criteria,” Ms Meek said.
“This new feature will allow our community the opportunity to apply for verification themselves and understand the process behind getting verified on Instagram.”
Hope this will also end the black markets for Instagram account verification. People are paying like $20000 to verify their accounts. Although it is not pretty sure that it will get verifies or not.
It is not yet fixed that when will this feature becomes available to the users’ from other countries.