Instagram’s verification policy has been tweaked through the years, but it might soon be a feature you’ll need to pay for. Thanks to some magic we call reverse engineering, developer Alessandro Paluzzi figured out that paid subscription badges are in the works for both Instagram and Facebook.
You may soon need to verify on Instagram with video selfies
Since you can buy fake Instagram followers on a vending machine (no, it’s not a joke), the platform has found a mildly disturbing way to make sure its users are human. Despite Facebook shutting down its facial recognition system, Instagram is asking some users to send video selfies to verify that they aren’t bots.
You no longer need lots of followers to get your Instagram verified
We can all agree that 2020 has been anything but ordinary. In the midst of the pandemic, racial tensions, and upcoming US elections, Instagram has made some changes to the platform. Among other things, the process of getting a verification badge has been changed, and it might become easier for some of us.
Want to verify your Instagram account? Here’s how to request it from the platform
If you have a successful Instagram account, a lot of followers, and you really want to earn that blue verification badge – now you can simply ask for it. In the latest set of changes Instagram is introducing, users will be able to request for their accounts to be verified. But, there are some conditions you need to fulfill before earning the desired blue badge.
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