It’s small, it’s blue, and it’s permanently embedded into the Facebook/Instagram profiles of many people around the globe. From athletes to celebrities, to known personas and politicians. Virtually every notable person has the Facebook and Instagram verification badge, but what is it and why should you want one? First, let’s see what Facebook says about the verified badge:

The verified badge appears next to a Facebook Page or profile. It means Facebook has confirmed that the Page or profile is the authentic presence of the public figure or global brand it represents. We don’t use the verified badge to endorse or recognize public figures or brands. The verified badge is a tool to help people find public figures and brands’ real Pages and profiles. If a Page or profile has the verified badge, we’ve confirmed that it represents who it says it does. If the badge isn’t there, it may not be the real Page or profile. Posts, stories and other content from verified Pages and profiles aren’t verified by Facebook.

In short, the blue badge is the ultimate confirmation that the profile behind it represents the person portrayed on the account. It was mainly created to help notable people stand out against the thousands of fake profiles set up by people to imitate them. For example, a simple “Jennifer Lopez” search on Facebook or Instagram will yield thousands of profiles of the famous musician. But only one Jennifer Lopez will be the real J-Lo, and that’s the profile with the Facebook verification badge. That’s how you know that the person behind that account is truly the celebrity you looked for.

Why should you care about getting your Facebook or Instagram profile verified? What else can the verification badge do for you?

The verification badge is today’s modern status symbol. Yes, the digital age has changed the world, and the small blue checkmark can actually do wonders for you and your image. The Facebook badge represents authority, credibility, and shows everyone else that your profile is as genuine as it gets. This can directly translate into more sales, leads, and opens up the doors for new opportunities. It’s quite unbelievable that all this can be achieved by a tiny little icon next to your profile photo, but it’s the truth. The internet can be a weird place!

OK, I am in. I want to know how to get my Facebook and Instagram profiles verified!

If you’re a somewhat famous person, it’s no secret that FB/IG verification should be easy, right? Why would Facebook or Instagram reject a known persona? In theory, yes. That is true. Notable people shouldn’t have a problem getting verified on Facebook and Instagram. All it takes is a few filled-out forms and Facebook takes care of the rest. However, speaking from experience, it’s not always that easy. We’ve personally witnessed a situation where a president of a country (for privacy concerns we will not be naming him) was rejected multiple times, he had a very hard time getting verified on Facebook. No, it wasn’t the president himself filing forms, it was his staff. But for some reason, they suffered multiple rejections. And while we don’t like to brag about it (OK, maybe a little), our company was approached by the people representing the president, and it was our company that was able to finally verify the scorned president! Sounds unbelievable, we know. This isn’t something that happens every day behind the curtains of ViralAccounts, but it did happen and we’re proud of it. And this story brings us to our next segment, which is:

How can YOU get verified?

Method #1 – Purchasing services of experts who can get your Facebook and Instagram account verified.

Yes, we will be plugging our services in the following paragraph, but only because we know how difficult it can be to obtain the blue verification badge. Our president’s story isn’t fake, it really did happen. That’s how difficult it can be sometimes to get verified. This is why many people will need a team of professionals who will guide them and steer them in the right direction. Notable people will have it easier, but not always. And people who have no strong media presence have almost no chances of getting verified on their own. offers Facebook and Instagram verification services, which help users get verified whether they’re famous or not. Obviously, users who aren’t already known in the online world have a harder path ahead of them, but this is why we’re here and this is why our services help you take a shortcut. This option of getting verified isn’t cheap, because for people who aren’t well known, it requires weeks of PR work in order to build up their online presence. But our formula which we have been using since 2013 has been successful in 99% of cases, so even newbies have a chance of becoming verified on Facebook and Instagram. For more information and a free consultation, please visit this page:

Method #2 – Dealing directly with Facebook/Instagram.

If you’re famous, a celebrity, a politician, or any other known public figure, then you should get verified without any help. There are no magic formulas here, you just need to contact Facebook support and ask for help. If you happen to get a hold of someone (Facebook/Instagram support is notoriously difficult to reach) then the process is quite easy. Facebook will ask you a string of questions, ask for copies of your most personal government-issued IDs, and in a few days, you should be approved. The biggest problem is getting a hold of support. These companies are bombarded with millions of requests per month, and many emails simply get deleted or ignored. To increase your chances, it would be wise to contact Facebook via a partner account (not easy to get a hold of), as Facebook business partners get priority support and receive answers much quicker. If needed, our company offers such connections (shameless plug yet again). For more information, see this page.

Method #3 – The secret Facebook and Instagram verification trick!

If you’re a person with no strong online presence and are looking to get verified without the help of experts, we have bad news for you. There is no magic bullet that will help you get verified, whether it’s on Facebook or Instagram. Why? Because in the end, it’s Facebook itself that has to approve your application. There are no shortcuts in this field because someone at Facebook will have to review and approve your profile for verification. There is no getting around that. Yes, there have been cases in the past where rogue Facebook employees would sell verifications under the table. And yes, you can most likely find someone who can sell you a ready-made verified Facebook profile. But guess what? Sooner or later such verified profiles lose their badge. And purchased verified profiles will be verified only to the name they were approved of. Changing the name of a verified profile will instantly remove the verified badge, forever.

In conclusion, getting verified on Facebook isn’t cheap or easy, unless you’re already a known persona. This is why verified badges are valuable because they’re not easy to get. If you’re thinking about getting verified and have questions, contact our staff at [email protected]. We will do our best to guide you in the right direction. For more information on verified accounts, please visit: